By Steve Bodner, USA-4
When it rains, it pours. And when it blows, it blows the dogs off their chains in San Francisco!
Gnarly! The Crissy Field slalom season is open! (credit: Peter Grendler)
Things started off pretty heady for the first … Continue Reading ››
Start of the Slalom Racing season in San Francisco! (credit: Olan Kenneally)
If you want to race slalom, San Francisco is one of the best venues around, and this summer, the local racing schedule in the Bay Area is packed! There are two separate season-long … Continue Reading ››
By Steve Bodner
Slalom action this summer in and around San Francisco
Lots of slalom racing planned for this summer in San Francisco and the Delta with 3 different race series in the works!
After a trial run last season, slalom is back on the schedule … Continue Reading ››
Too windy for America’s cup?
Enter the formula windsurfer!
I wasnt able to attend this years US Windsurfing Nationals in Cabrillo Beach last week but am taking the opportunity to post- Soheil's report from the regatta on my blog
I think you'll find it a good read about the trials and tribulations of sailing a regatta- the highs and lows and most importantly- the lesson … Continue Reading ››
You’ve got the survive the gusts but more importantly get through the lulls!
The windsurfers were killing it- displaying great form as the mark roundings were several sailors deep and the passing opportunities plentiful around the 6 buoy slalom course
I tried lining up with the hydropture earlier in the week and got spat out like a water melon seed in the turbulence of wind and water wake as they passed me like I was standing still.
32 races packed into 2 regattas over 8 days.
That's about as much windsurfing as one can possible get without overdosing on pure stoke.
My body was on auto pilot the last few days of the bender living on power gels & protein recovery drink.
This was our Olympic … Continue Reading ››