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 ››
San Diego County recently eliminated windsurfing access to Lake Hodges. US Windsurfing needs your help in the fight to regain access to Lake Hodges. The San Diego Windsurfing Association created a petition to help sway the County government to reopen Lake Hodges to windsurfing. That petition is available at this link: http://www.sdwa.org/LakeHodgespetition.pdf It is very important to print … Continue Reading ››
The Florida racing season continues, with great racing in Miami, Merritt Island and Clearwater! The Miami Wind & Surfers Challenge was held at US Sailing Center in Miami, FL from April 9-11. Fernando Martiznez sailed to victory just ahead of Ron Kern and Farrah Hall after 10 races on Biscayne Bay. The weather was perfect for … Continue Reading ››
Great racing at the Calema Midwinters on Friday. From Calema.com: The Formula fleet had two great races with winds that kept the entire fleet planing. Gonzalo Costa Hoevel won the first race by a comfortable margin, showing excellent upwind speed. The second race proved challenging but with a perfect start by Micah Buzianis at the pin end. … Continue Reading ››
The Pistol River Wave Bash is back with a huge splash coming to Oregon June 17th-20th. Organized by Trade Wind Events, this contest is guaranteed to be a success. Open to the first 100 registers, the contest will also feature stand up paddling in addition to this exciting wave sailing contest. Find more information about … Continue Reading ››
The world renowned Calema Midwinters is just around the corner, March 4-7, 2010. In addition to great Formula class racing for both pros and weekend-warriors, the Midwinters will also be the Kona class North American Championships, the Techno 293 class North American Championships and the … Continue Reading ››
The Miami Olympic Classes Regatta (which took place last week in Miami, FL) was the final step for 4 windsurfers to qualify for the 2010 United States Sailing Team. This week-long regatta is part of the Sailing World Cup, the annual world-wide racing series for Olympic Sailing. Most of the top RS:X sailors from around … Continue Reading ››
[vsw id="8638461" source="vimeo" width="425" height="344" autoplay="no"] James Douglass captured this boom's eye view of sailing a formula board. Come along for the ride.