2013 Super Crossing

We had great 15-25 mph west wind for the Super Crossing today. Around 10-12 windsurfers, along with a few kiters, sailed from Windpower in Fond du Lac on the south end of Lake Winnebago to High Cliff State Park on the north end of the lake. The trip is approximately 25 miles.

I posted some details on my blog. LINK

Racing for the Windpower Championships runs tomorrow (Sat) and Sunday.

- Arden, EL11

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WindPower Championships Sept 21-22, 2013

     !!    NOTICE OF RACES   !!

Winnebago SuperCrossing – Sept. 20, 2013

Wind Power Championships – Sept. 21 & 22, 2013

Roosevelt Park, Lake Winnebago   Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (across from Wind Power)

See Race Flyer for more information & registration form. Register Online here
  • The Winnebago SuperCrossing will start Friday, Sept. 20th at 1:30 pm, at Roosevelt County Park. It’s a long-distance race with a relaxed format. Conditions permitting, the lake can be crossed from the south to the north. Some years it’s a challenge just to get to Wendt’s or Jim & Linda’s. The Finish is across from Wind Power at the Sunset on the water Grill & Bar. In 2012 we sailed to TJ’s, the new bar on the west side of the Lake. MoWind’s only free race!
  • The Wind Power Championship is one of the biggest regattas with attendance from all over the Mid-west. It’s on the US Windsurfing National Tour. Wind conditions are usually very good, yet the water is warm with Fall approaching. Wind Power caters to the beginner racers; making them feel welcome and comfortable is most important! The famous “M” course (5 jibes) is standard and there will be many challenging courses for the A-Fleet to enjoy. Slalom Races will be held, wind permitting. Saturday night after beverages and dinner the Bonfire Ritual will take place.
  • Charter Equipment will be available for all Fleets. Windsurf, Stand-Up-Paddle and O’Pen BIC. Contact Wind Power today to reserve yours!
  • All of Wind Power’s 2013 School Fleet Equipment will be available at discounted pricing after the regatta. Windsurf Boards and Sails, Stand-Up-Paddle Boards and O’Pen BIC Sailboats. Call Wind Power for prices and details.
  • WindPowerWeather.com – For the most accurate real time weather report on the South end of Lake Winnebago. Check wind, forecasts and water temperature. Historical data is also available.

Contact keving@windpowerwindsurfing.com or 920-922-2550 for info

www.WindPowerWindsurfing.com

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Reservoir Rendezvous Results 2013

It is always nice to be welcomed and recognized!   Many thanks to the New London Reservoir Campground and Recreation division for providing a great windsurfing venue and furnishing windsurfing trophies again!

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We had awesome Friday pre-event fun sailing with 6.5 short board conditions that brought out several locals and enticed several racers to show up a day early.  It blew all day long, even after dark and most were half spent before the racing was to begin on Saturday.     Late Friday evening people gathered round a camp fire watching a huge lightning show far off in the distance over Lake Erie.   That huge front hit camp about 3am  in the morning with wind and rain until near eleven Saturday morning.  Unfortunately that weather kept several regular attenders at home.    Still we had ten survivors that registered plus several non-competitors, along with spouses and a dozen or more kids and four dogs for a nice sized group.    Racing got going about 12:30 Sat in 5 to 10 mph breezes in partly sunny skies.  Many thanks to Carl Rappaport who organized food for Saturday lunch and an evening group barbeque and Sunday breakfast.

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The course laid out by Eric Rahenfueher  this year took advantage of near every square foot of water on the 220 acre reservoir.    The upwind mark was the mysterious Research buoy followed by 4 jibe marks and a final leeward mark and tack to a short finish gate right in front of the beach.   Spectators watched the action  from the new gazebo located at the end of windsurf pointe seen in the picture below.    There were lots of close finishes which made it fun for beach spectators to cheer on their favorite windsurfer to victory.

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Also new this year were two water front large primitive cabins and two camp sites with electric on the water on the west side of windsurf pointe.    The improvements make the New London Reservoir  a very affordable family windsurf vacation destination for Ohio area windsurfers.

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Four long races were ran on Saturday.  Sunday morning the wind was very light with long lulls and the race committee called racing officially over about 12:30.  Some very nice windsurfing trophies were awarded.

Results     for 2013        Overall . pdf        Class . pdf

Reporting:   Scott #H

 

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2013 Door County Breeze

The 2013 Door County Breeze had great weather to go along with its usual great times. Ephraim and all of Door County are a wonderful place to visit in the summer. The event had windy racing on Saturday, including a long distance race around Horseshoe Island, followed by a terrific dinner at the race site provided by Jan Vande Corput and family. More racing followed on Sunday in warm weather. I’ll try to post a more complete regatta report soon…

For now, a H-U-G-E “Thank You” goes out to Steve and Jan Vande Corput, their family, Ann Gratton, Marlin Meitzen, and everyone else who helped make this event happen!

RESULTS

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20th Annual Door County Breeze Coming Up – Don’t Miss It!

The 20th annual Door County Breeze is right around the corner, June 28-30. This is a great event for racers, new windsurfers, and families alike. I’ll see you there!

More information is available at these locations:

Website - http://www26.brinkster.com/dcbreeze/

Regatta Info: http://www26.brinkster.com/dcbreeze/info.html

Regatta reports and results from previous years: http://www.mowind.org/wp/?page_id=47

 

Take advantage of the great MOWIND events this summer!

Arden, EL-11

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