- 15 April 2009 | Windsurfing
The 2009 Midwest Speed Quest runs from April 15th to October 15th.
This event is free and even the GPS is provided! Your Speeds will be listed with the fastest sailors in the world on gps-speedsurfng.com! See the “Rankings” Page for the complete list of racers 2005 to 2008.
Over $2500 in CASH will be awarded!!!
Each year we award $1000 CASH to the fastest windsurfer on Lake Okabena! Second Prize will be $500, $250 for Third, $125 for Fourth, and $75 for Fifth. Top 5 racers will receive a handsome trophy. Other Cash Prizes will be announced!
All racers will also receive a participation award.
This is a friendly competition designed for beginners to the most experienced Wind Surfer. This is a great opportunity for the newer sailors to learn from the Pros.
In this event, YOU decide when you race. Click on the Weather Forecast button. Pick the windy day that fits your schedule. Just let us know when you are arriving, and we will meet you on the beach with a GPS unit ready to go.
Please refer to the Notice of Race for more information.
We will also have a number of scheduled Race Days during the season. On these days we will serve a free Hot Lunch and Cold Refreshments on the Beach! This is a great opportunity to meet fellow windsurfers.
Speed Sailing is exciting for Spectators too. Guests are always welcome to mingle with the Windsurfers! Come on down and find out more about Windsurfing. Bring your camera and binoculars too.
We are willing to recognize the following categories if there is sufficient interest (at least 3 applications per category).
- 14 April 2009 | Windsurfing
As the usual sponsorship transfer window looks to come to an end, Astrid Muldoon has snuck in a last minute change to the North Sails / Fanatic team for the start of the 2009 season.
Leaving her long time partnership with JP-Australia and NeilPryde, here’s what Muldoon has to say about her recent change:
“The last strong Tramontane winds brought me new toys. I’m very happy about this change, and pleased to announce you this marvellous news. First of all I want to thank my partners who have followed me since the footstraps entered my life - JP Australia and NeilPryde. They allowed me to follow the World Cup and to live entirely my passion.
Today I am very proud to come into a team of exception: Fanatic and North Sails. These new “toys” will accompany me now along my trips on the French and international coasts, as well as on the competitions of the AFF (French Championships) and the PWA (World Cup). Since many years I have already been sharing the waves with the national and international team of Fanatic and North Sails. This will be a great pleasure for me being able to work with the team and to represent this fabulous equipment, which they have developed, conceived and produced for all of our biggest happiness.”
- 14 April 2009 | Windsurfing
Great days in Miami! The forecast for the weekend wasnt looking good, but in Miami you never know what is going to happen.
Saturday morning the wind was very light but around 2pm the wind started to pick up and at 3pm we did the first race of the day. The wind was perfect for 11's and 12's,average of 16 knots and gusts up to 22 knots.
The course was 2 laps upwind/downwind. I had good speed with my new Starboard 162 and TR5 XT 12. I won all the 4 races of the day.Loic from France also with good board speed with starboard had good results finishing the day on 2nd place and Fernando in 3rd.
On Sunday we did 4 more races. The wind was lighter than saturaday,around 8 knots in the first race and 12 knots in the other ones.I was using my 12 TR5 XT again. This sails feels great !! Good speed upwind and it is extremely fast on downwind.I was using the recommended DH for all the races ( Saturday I had +0.5cm). I won all the races of the event !! :)
Miami is a incredible place for FW and slalom.
Flat water and this time of the year there is always some wind.