Original Windsurfer is the retro sailing experience

February 7, 2011 | Windsurfing
Original Windsurfer: boards from the 60's

The Original Windsurfer is going to promote the Class at the 14th Annual Dino Windsurfer National Championships, in USA.

The event is organized by the "Dinos" and it's better than a time warp to the 1980s.

Why? Because it's a fun venue to sharpen your windsurfing skills in a relaxed event. And you can go as retro as you like.

For instance, it's easy to spot a chest harness (circa late 70s), many vintage shirts and neon Windsurfer shirts. Way retro.

The challenge is simple. Bring a stock Windsurfer One Design. If you don't have a One Design or you're not able to bring it to Houston, you can sail one of the many available.

The Dino's have a fleet of Original Windsurfers. As the Notice of Race states: "We rig’em and you sail’em".

In the last year, nine races were held and there were 28 entrants. The wind was light to moderate and sailors of every skill level participated.

But it's not all racing. There's also a "party barge" near the windward mark for hecklers, shade, lounging and refreshments. It's a great place to hang out between races.

So, leave your harness at home, book in your agenda a good time in the 14th Annual Dino Windsurfer National Championships.