Quick Recap from the Inaugural Capitol Cup!
By Brad Wilson | Photos: George Biery
Longboarding is back on the West Coast! We had a great event at Lake Washington Sailing Club in West Sacramento for the inaugural Capitol Cup this past weekend. The Delta breeze filled in perfectly for racing at 3PM. Conditions were perfect, 10 to 15 mph. We had a great turnout for what seemed like the first official longboard event in California in a long time.
Competition and equipment choice was serious business in the Open class: Skip Boman, still nursing injuries from fish spearing while foiling in Worthington at the Course Racing Nationals, took the win with his vintage 9.8ish Aeroforce and mega cat, while current NA Hobie 20 champ Mark Zimmer sailed consistently for second with his 7.4 Mistral sail and Superlight 2. Bryan McDonald crashed and burned his way into 3rd with his 12.2 NP formula sail and Lechner division 2 board. Impressive sailing Bryan!
Seven competitors made for great racing in the Windsurfer fleet. The results were: first place Brad Wilson, 2nd Owain Chilton and 3rd Eric Lennane. Ray Marks won the green fleet! The lake Washington crew put on a great event. Special thanks to John Matthias, George Biery and the whole gang. I can’t wait to do it again! The future of longboard racing on the west coast is looking bright.
Congratulations to all! Windsurfing takes a lot of physical strength, advance planning, dedication and practice and fortunately it pays off in spades once on the water!!
Looking forward to meeting you. We have posted this event on our San Diego Windsurfing page.
Great event, I’m coming back next year for sure