Dryden, Canada 

Make travel plans to central Canada in Dryden, Ontario for an unforgettable time in 2010 at the Canadian Masters Windsurfing Championship!

Northwest Ontario Windsurfing, along with Dryden's Centennial Committee, is diligently working towards what will be the city’s biggest week-long party ever, ramping up to, and concluding with the CMWA regatta weekend.

This week long centennial celebration will be for the whole family to enjoy! We are also working closely with the City of Dryden and other local businesses to ensure our event site, program and hospitality will be tops for your stay while in Dryden.

Plans are for 100 competitors to attend the CMWA in 2010. With a very large US contingent already committed, regatta weekend will include a Team Canada vs. Team USA, or a "CAN-AM Challenge".

This challenge will see each country’s top 5 sailors overall (based on total points after the three days of racing), whether it be man, women, youth, master, etc.

The winning team will then be awarded a cash prize of $2,010.00!! So, the top sailors will not only be racing for themselves, but for their country and team as well! This format will make for a lot of extra fun on and off the water. Just one of the many fun things our committee has planned for regatta weekend in 2010.

With the insurgence of longboarding back into the windsurfing industry, we should see a good size sport/beginner fleet as well. A 'new to racing' clinic will be offered on Thursday prior to the regatta by Andrée Gauthier. Andrée, along with Northwest Ontario Windsurfing, will help introduce some new faces to the regatta scene.

Also, with the new raceboard designs from Exocet, Starboard and Mistral currently available, course racing in 2010 should be great. Charter gear will be available for our long distance travelers.

A complete list of gear will be available closer to event time. And with the 2010 CMWA being just a couple of years to the 2012 Olympics, we will have RS:X gear available as well for some potential international competitors.

Blocks of 20 rooms in each of our sponsored hotels and campsites have already been reserved for competitors. More info on lodging will be coming in the months ahead. Be sure to check the CMWA website at www.windsurf.ca for updated info on all the fun planned for the 2010 CMWA event in Dryden, Ontario.


SOURCE: Canadian Masters Windsurfing Association