Day Two – SLALOM!

Day 2 at US Windsurfing Nationals featured round robin slalom (12 heats) in the open division and also 3 heats of Kona slalom. Winds were gusty with peaks over 25 mph.

Friday Results:  Open Slalom  |  Kona Slalom

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Day One of Nationals

We had a fun first day at US Windsurfing Nationals in Worthington, MN. All classes got 4 races in 10-15 mph winds.

Day One Results

A Fleet  |  Kona  |  Formula  |  Sport

More racing tomorrow…wind forecast is 20-30 mph :)

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Toledo Streak now at 25

The 1st weekend after the Memorial day holiday was always the Toledo race and though that ended in 2009 after 20 years we have kept the windsurfing race streak going.    Windsurf racing occurred once again in Toledo May 31, 2014 with a  windsurf division start in the Jolly Roger Sailing Club Cattail Regatta held on Maumee Bay.

Catail Result 2014

Catail Result 2014

The weather was sunny with water warm.  Winds were a great onshore east direction in the 7 to 12 category.   Windsurfers launched at Lost Peninsular Marina.  Three races on a big I shaped course were ran.  The first race was two laps and the last two just one lap.   The big Catalina 22′s on the course gave us some moving objects to pilot around.   Six Prodigy racers showed up so the competition was tight.      While the start line was to the left of the RC boat a separate finish line on the right side was used.   That helped greatly to keep the fleets starting quickly.  Yes there was some close interaction a few times with people finishing during a start but the number of boats in starts was fairly small so it really wasn’t much of a problem.    The event was a two day affair but the windsurfers elected just to sail Saturday.  A keg, awards and spaghetti dinner were served up about 5 at the club house.     We thank everyone that attended and the JRSC for hosting the event and giving us a start and the Lost Peninsular Marina for providing us a lakefront launch beach.

Winner Glendon Gartner

Winner Glendon Gardner

 

The Alum Creek campgatta is  June 7-8,  a few people should be around the campfire on Friday evening.   Hope a few non-racers join us again this year for some fun sailing on Saturday afternoon.

Scott #H

 

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2014 Dam Jam

The 8th anual Dam Jam was fantastic this weekend. Sunny weather and light shift winds on Saturday. More sunny weather with 10-20 mph winds on Sunday.

RESULTS:    A Fleet    |    Kona    |    Sport

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Kona Racing!

Open Fleet Racing!

 

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2014 Walleye Wagatta Report

The Walleye Wagatta was a lot of fun this year. The weekend kicked off with fantastic 20-30mph winds on Friday, and Saturday continued with nice 10-15 mph winds for racing. The first race Saturday was a long distance adventure from Windpower to the Fond du Lac Lighthouse to Deadwood Point and finishing back at Windpower. After a lunch break two course races were run in the afternoon.

Sunday morning had some wind, but it didn’t last long. We managed to get in one good race before the wind got too fickle, but that didn’t stop us. We ran a second race that became a bit grueling with the light shifty wind. Adam Anderson showed a great nose for the wind and gutted out the win – his 4th straight. However, a poor finish in the long distance race kept him from capturing the overall title. Arden Anderson relied on his victory in the long distance, and a string of 2nd place finishes in course racing to win the overall title.

Del Carpenter paced the Kona Fleet, Larry Reed won the Sport Fleet, and Mary Deuster was the top woman.

Results:    A Fleet    Sport Fleet

Alex Monroe (right), Wayne Anderson (middle), and Kevin Gratton (left) approach the finish of the long distance race.

Arden’s GPS track from the long distance race

What is going on here? Check out the entire photo album to find out.

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