Dam Jam: US flag pumps the pride of sailors

The Saylorville Dam Jam Windsurfing Regatta 2012 will be held between May 18th-20th, on Lake Saylorville's beach accesses, just north of Des Moines. The event will be part of the US Windsurfing National Race Tour this year, as well as part of the MoWind race series for 2012.


Windsurfers and wind junkies will have an excellent opportunity to promote their sports, with competitors coming from the MoWind states of Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and Canada.

The results obtained by current MoWind members will factor into the 2012 MoWind standings, using MoWind high points scoring. Scores will also count towards the US Windsurfing National Race Tour.

Kona, Hybrid (Prodigy and RS:X), Raceboard, Open and Limited classes will be included, and both Sport and A + B fleet scored. All sails must have unique legible sail numbers.

The primary beach used will be Oak Grove, depending on wind conditions and water level in the lake. It is located on the east side of the lake. There is plenty of parking at the location.

Another location within 15 min drive will be used as a backup site. This will be at the nearby Big Creek Marina and it will only be used if the water level on Lake Saylorville is too high, at the time of the race.

Wind conditions will vary but you can probably expect wind ranging from 5–20 knots. Water temperature is likely to be in the 55-65 degree Fahrenheit range. Wetsuits are recommended.