Relief from the Heat on Day 1 of Nationals

Seth Besse at 2010 US Windsurfing Nationals

Even the locals looked cold on day 1 of US Windsurfing Nationals here in San Francisco!  With just over 40 boards on the starting line, four races were completed in building breeze and the complicated currents that San Francisco is so famous for.  Brazillian Formula superstar, Paulo dos Reis is dominating so far, with Phil McGain, Wilhelm Schurmann, Aurelien Le Metayer and Seth Bessie rounding out the top five.  More Formula racing plus slalom and freestyle is scheduled for the rest of the week – so check back for more updates!  You can see full results from the St. Francis Yacht Club race office at http://www.stfyc.com/files/2010-US-Windsurfing-Nats-Results.pdf and check out the pictures from professional photographer Shawn Davis at http://www.picyourshot.com/event/2010-US-Windsurfing-Nationals and see more event reports at http://www.waterhound.com/us-windsurfing-national-championships-and-formula-north-americans-day-1-report.html, www.stevebodner.blogspot.com and http://www.mauisails.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2913

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