Racine Results

We had a fun weekend at this inaugural event. Larry Reed took some great photos, LINK. Race results are HERE.

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Notice of Race for Racine Windsurfing Regatta

We have a new event on the Mowind Race Series this year, coming up September 10-11 in Racine, WI.

Notice of Race    |    Entry form (pdf)    |    Entry form (fillable Word doc)

 

2016 MOWIND RACINE REGATTA

NOTICE OF RACE

September 10 & 11, 2016

 

The Regatta will be held at the Racine Yacht Club located at 1 Barker Street in Racine, WI. Parking and camping area will be available adjacent to the Club and sailing area. The sailing course will be on Lake Michigan off the North Beach.

Saturday Sept. 10

Registration                         0800-1030 hrs.

Racing/lunch/Racing        1130- ?

Evening activity                  1800

Sunday Sept. 11

Racing                                   1000 hrs.- ?

Last possible start time    1400

Awards                                  1500

 

Races can be a course race and/or a distance race

 

Contact Bob Sample @ 847 471-0890, bsample@ameritech.net for any information

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Report New London Ohio 2016

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Results:  2016NLRdivision     2016NLRoverall

High Point results NLRR 2016  thanks to A.C.

Weather temperatures were great with uppers 70′s instead of 90′s.  Amazingly the Friday wind streaked continued for a sixth straight year.   Why ? .. nobody knows,  surely calling 6 red in a row and winning every time on a roulette wheel must be like a million to one.     A small group from Windsor Ontario came down and caught the short board action on Friday afternoon along with several early arriving contestants.  One of the Windsor group raced a few races on an old borrowed Obrien Sensation.   So the event turned international this year!  A few of the regulars didn’t show but a few new faces made for a nice fleet of 11 competitors.   As usual  a dozen or more other people were out on the water along a few kids enjoying the 5 to 8 breezes seen on Saturday and Sunday.     Sunday afternoon about 2:30 the wind cranked up again as a strong warm front moved in.    Carl prepared nice lunches with meat wraps and a cookout of bratwurst and burgers with roast corn on the cob on Saturday evening.   Ed got a campfire going which several enjoyed late into Saturday evening under clear starry skies.

 

Seven races were ran on Saturday.   The winds pick up a bit on Sunday morning and we got six more races in quick succession by 12:30.   Fleet overall 1st place was battled out by Gordon Bittle  from Columbus Ohio and Peter Hartwich from Minnesota.  Gordon rode an original Mistral Superlight with a Mistral Prodigy 8.5 sail  and Peter a Starboard Phantom with a Serene 9.5.   In the lighter winds the old Superlight won out with it’s  upwind pointing and board speed in the lower wind conditions.

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Report Grosse Pointe 2016

IMG_1715This one day June 25th, 2016 event seen great summer weather with a light breeze, a sunny sky and temps in the 80s.    I counted 21 sails on the water for the first race.   A good sign was there were 5 new racers in the beginner fleet!    Hopefully they will all return next year.   As usual everyone got at least one raffle prize and many got two.        Three races were ran before pizza lunch and two after lunch.   The wind was slowly building and a few people even got up on a plane on the way in for lunch.  Unfortunately after lunch the winds started to diminish again.    The lovely award medallions were hand made with care(picture below).  The award presentation and raffle were completed about 5:30 and then many of the group headed to a local establishment for drinks and food.

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Door County Breeze Update

Hello windsurfers
I’m sending out a reminder message that we have the campground site reserved at Aqualand for the weekend of June 24-26 for anyone interested in coming to Ephraim that weekend to enjoy casual and fun windsurfing. The fee for camping is the same as before at $8 per person per night. There are many hotels in Ephraim that offer lodging as well.

There is no organized windsurfing competition planned and we only plan on having a good time sailing at your own pace. I would think that we will see folks getting together to sail to the islands as well as sailing within Eagle Harbor.

If you’re interested in biking, please bring them along also to bike this area which has great biking routes.

This is not a Mowind event and no fee is required to participate. Everyone is on there’re own for meals and such. We thought it would be great to just have a weekend for windsurfers to get together that would like to sail together in the beautiful waters of the Bay of Green Bay.

I know I’m not getting this message out everyone due to that I don’t have their email address, so if you can pass this message on to other windsurfers would be great.

If you have any questions about this, please contact us at sailingv2@centurytel.net or 920.737.9492

If you are considering attending, please let me know so I’m able to plan with the campground folks on space required.

Steve and Jan

Steve Vande Corput

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