It's been a while since Windsurfing has signed up a large out of industry sponsor to support its premiere US racing event, the US Windsurfing National championships but times are a changin'. As companies have come to realize however there is almost no more effective advertising spend … Continue Reading ››
The ride up was as smooth as butter. Flat water and 12-16 knots straight from the west.
Perfect conditions for formula windsurfing.
Wednesday's midweek after work session on the SF Bay @ crissy field was about as San Francisco as you can get. A chilling reminder that 4 days of summer heat was more than enough and the curmudgeon - aka the marine layer - was back in town. The fog was deeply embedded through the golden gate- … Continue Reading ››
Yesterdays Bridge to Bridge race can be compared to launching yourself full speed down a mountain stacked full moguls- only have the finish line at the bottom of the mountain- 1/2 way across the gravel parking lot! For 99% of the race, skiffs, kites and formula boards were fully wound in … Continue Reading ››
With 7 course races already under their belts, racers returned for Day 3 of the US Windsurfing National Championship in San Francisco that saw the fleet spread out across the San Francisco Bay in a long distance race to Treasure Island and back to Crissy Field before 6 heats of slalom were run in gusty … Continue Reading ››
What can be said about the San Francisco Classic and Ultra Nectar Challenge that hasn't been said before. The longest running long distance windsurfing race in some of the toughest conditions imaginable! A 40+ mile trek taking the formula boards and kiters (for the past 5 years) out the golden gate and 8 times across the SF … Continue Reading ››
The Ronstan Challenge is billed as a comfortable tour of the San Francisco Bay taking the formula windsurfers and kite boarders down to Berkeley and back to the SF city front. Unlike its older sibling- the SF Classic (with 18 downwind gybe marks) run next month- … Continue Reading ››
Some valuable lessons were learned at this weekends Elvestrom- Zellerbach regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club on the San Francisco Bay. With 4 dinghy classes and the Formula windsurfing fleet on the city front course, the RC managed 7 races for each fleet over 2 days in sunny conditions ranging from 15-20k on Saturday … Continue Reading ››
Things didn't look too promising on day 3 with the forecast for getting another race in and drop for the series but somehow a few sailors managed to make it around the course with out an abandonment flag by the RC. Conditions were sketch at best with an offshore shifty and variable breeze. Just like Saturday … Continue Reading ››