Thursday, March 27, 2014

2014 Calendar: April - May - June


St FYC Twilight Series | San Francisco CA | Apr 4
http://www.calcupevents.com/Schedule/Race%20Schedule-list-All.shtml











Slalom Race | Curacao | Apr 13
http://windsurfingcuracao.com/cat/Caribbean+Windsurfing+Events/page.php?section_id=13

Cabrillo Race Series | San Pedro CA | Apr 13
http://cabrilloracingseries.blogspot.com/p/schedulle.html






ABK | South Padre TX | Apr 17 - 20
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/299

St FYC Twilight Series | San Francisco CA | Apr 18
http://www.calcupevents.com/Schedule/Race%20Schedule-list-All.shtml

Regatta | Curacao | Apr 18 - 19
http://windsurfingcuracao.com/cat/Caribbean+Windsurfing+Events/page.php?section_id=13






CalCup 1 | Berkeley YC CA | Apr 19
http://www.calcupevents.com/Schedule/Race%20Schedule-list-All.shtml

Matt Pritchard Wavecamp | Baja | Apr 19 - 26
http://www.solosports.net/Wavecamps/Mattclinic2014.htm








Tuning Clinic | Hatteras | Apr 22
https://www.facebook.com/events/674363759288624/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

ABK | Corpus Christi TX | Apr 24 - 27
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/300

Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta | Shell Point FL |may 25 - 27
http://www.smithregatta.com/

Swap Meet | Windance Gorge | Apr 27
http://gorgewindsurfing.org/events/swap-meets/






Kona Calema Spring Series Race | Cocoa FL | Apr 27
http://calema.com/events/

St FYC Twilight Series | San Francisco CA | May 2
http://www.calcupevents.com/Schedule/Race%20Schedule-list-All.shtml

Kashy WET WS Festival | Seaford VA | May 2 - 4
http://uswindsurfing.org/event/kashy-wet/

St FYC Elvstrom Zellerback Regatta | San Francisco CA | May 3 - 4
http://www.calcupevents.com/Schedule/Race%20Schedule-list-All.shtml










Wyatt Miller WS Camp | Baja | May 3 - 10
http://www.solosports.net/Wavecamps/Wyatt-flash/wyatt-camp-2014.htm

ABK | Hatteras NC | May 5 - 9
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/301

Walleye Wagatta | Fond du Lac WI | May 10 - 11
http://www.mowind.org/wp/?page_id=43

PWA | Korea | May 10 - 16
http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=27

Freestyle | Curacao | May 15
http://windsurfingcuracao.com/cat/Caribbean+Windsurfing+Events/page.php?section_id=13

St FYC Twilight Series | San Francisco CA | May 16
http://www.calcupevents.com/Schedule/Race%20Schedule-list-All.shtml

ABK | Long Island NY | May 16 - 18
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/302






CalCup 1 | Berkeley YC CA | May 17
http://www.calcupevents.com/Schedule/Race%20Schedule-list-All.shtml

Kona Calema Spring Series Race | Cocoa FL | May 17/18
http://calema.com/events/

Saylorville Dam Jam | Des Moines IA | May 17 - 18
http://www.mowind.org/wp/?page_id=741

Alum Gate WS Regatta | Columbus OH | May 17 - 18
http://www.mowind.org/wp/?page_id=24









Aloha WS Clinics | Maui | May 17 - 24
http://www.shawnacropas.com/alohawindsurfingclinics/

Swap Meet | Windance Gorge | May 18
http://gorgewindsurfing.org/events/swap-meets/

Cabrillo Race Series | San Pedro CA | May 25
http://cabrilloracingseries.blogspot.com/p/schedulle.html

ABK | Bonaire | May 26 - 30
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/303

PWA | Costa Brava | May 27 - June 1
http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=27

Curacao Challenge | Curacao | May 29 - June 1
http://windsurfingcuracao.com/cat/Caribbean+Windsurfing+Events/page.php?section_id=13








AWT | Santa Cruz CA | June 5 - 8
http://americanwindsurfingtour.com/

Maui Race Series | Maui | June 7
http://www.mauiraceseries.com/

Ronstan Bay Challenge | San Frencisco, CA | Jun 7 - 8
http://uswindsurfing.org/event/ronstan-bay-challenge/







PWA | Bonaire | June 8 - 12
http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=27

US Windsurfing Championship | Worthington MN | Jun 10 - 15
http://uswindsurfing.org/event/2014-windsurfing-nationals/

AWT | Pistol River OR | June 12 - 15
http://americanwindsurfingtour.com/

ABK | San Luis Reservoir CA | June 13 - 15
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/304

East Coast WF | Hecksher State Park, NY | June 14 - 15
http://www.ecwindfest.org/

Aloha WS Clinics | Maui | June 14 - 21
http://www.shawnacropas.com/alohawindsurfingclinics/

Slalom & Course | Curacao | June 15
http://windsurfingcuracao.com/cat/Caribbean+Windsurfing+Events/page.php?section_id=13






ABK | San Luis Reservoir CA | Jun 20 - 23
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/305

Maui Race Series | Maui | June 21
http://www.mauiraceseries.com/

St FYC Twilight Series | San Francisco CA | Jun 21
http://www.calcupevents.com/Schedule/Race%20Schedule-list-All.shtml

CalCup 1 | Berkeley YC CA | Jun 21
http://www.calcupevents.com/Schedule/Race%20Schedule-list-All.shtml

Grosse Pointe Regatta | Lake St Clair MI | Jun 21
http://uswindsurfing.org/event/grosse-pointe-windsurfing-club-regatta/

Heineken Regatta | Curacao | June 21 - 23
http://windsurfingcuracao.com/cat/Caribbean+Windsurfing+Events/page.php?section_id=13

St FYC Twilight Series | San Francisco CA | Jun 27
http://www.calcupevents.com/Schedule/Race%20Schedule-list-All.shtml






ABK | Rio Vista CA | Jun 27 - 29
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/306

Windfest | Hood River OR | Jun 28 - 29
http://gorgewindsurfing.org/events/windfest/

Kona Calema Spring Series Race | Cocoa FL | June 29
http://calema.com/events/

Cabrillo Race Series | San Pedro CA | June 29
http://cabrilloracingseries.blogspot.com/p/schedulle.html

Swap Meet | Luhr Jensen Gorge | Jun 29
http://gorgewindsurfing.org/events/swap-meets/


Canadian events

Mowind does a detailed schedule for the Great Lakes / North Central U.S.

Calcup covers the west coast U.S. races and more

Maui Race Series

Gorge Cup  schedule

CGWA Events

ABK continuous tour schedule

U.S. Windsurfing National Racing Tour

Southeast U. S. events will be found here

iWindsurf Events page

Solo Sports events

PWA World Tour Events

American Windsurfing (Wave) Tour

BABA events

Matt Pritchard & Shawna Cropas Aloha Clinics

Techno 293 calendar

Windsport events

Curacao events

San Diego FW events

Calema events



 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

2014 Calendar: Jan - Feb - Mar


North American Championship Regatta | Coconut Grove, FL | Jan 18 - 20
http://cgsc-nac.sailspace.net/


















Lord of the Wind Showdown | Los Barriles, Baja | Jan 22 -26
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lord-of-the-Wind-Showdown/142026572492055












Miami Pro - Am 2014/Spring | Miami | Jan 25 - 26
https://www.facebook.com/events/734884413201370/








ISAF World Cup | Miami, FL | Jan 25 - Feb 1
http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/regattas/miami_2014.php

ABK | Bonaire | Jan 27 - 31
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/292

ABK | Bonaire | Feb 3 - 7
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/293






ABK | Bonaire | Feb 10 - 14
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/294











2014 RSX - Techno 293 N.A. Championship | Cancun, Mex | Feb 20 - 23
http://www.puertocancunsailing.com/nawc/index.html

Windsurfing Classic | Sarasota, FL | Feb 22 -23
http://sarasotasailingsquadron.org/ai1ec_event/windsurfing-classic/?instance_id=313









Master of the Ocean | Cabarete, DR | Feb 22 - 27
http://masteroftheocean.com/

ABK | Bonaire | Feb 24 - 28
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/295

KONA/BIC/RSX Training Camp | Cocoa Beach, FL | Feb 25 - Mar 2
https://www.facebook.com/dominique.vallee.3766?fref=ts

Calema Midwinters | Cocoa, FL | Feb 27 - Mar 2
http://calema.com/events/

The Waterman Festival | Barbados | Mar 7 - 9
http://www.briantalma.pro/portfolio/water-man-festival/














Aloha Windsurfing Clinic | Maui | Mar 15 - 22
http://www.shawnacropas.com/alohawindsurfingclinics/

ABK | Bonaire | Mar 17 - 21
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/297







Cancelled PWA | Margarita, VEN | Mar 22 - 29
http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=27

ABK | Bonaire | Mar 24 - 27
http://abkboardsports.com/camps/details/298
















S.A. WS Championship | Mendoza, Arg | Mar 25 - 27
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/windsurfing_competion_0393v01.htm


Canadian events

Mowind does a detailed schedule for the Great Lakes / North Central U.S.

Calcup covers the west coast U.S. races and more

Maui Race Series

Gorge Cup  schedule

CGWA Events

ABK continuous tour schedule

U.S. Windsurfing National Racing Tour

Southeast U. S. events will be found here

iWindsurf Events page

Solo Sports events

PWA World Tour Events

American Windsurfing (Wave) Tour

BABA events

Matt Pritchard & Shawna Cropas Aloha Clinics

Techno 293 calendar

Windsport events

Kona events

Curacao events

San Diego FW events

Calema events

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The 2013 Aloha Classic: Where Was the Windsurfing?


What does a former windsurfing magazine editor do ? Raise a super hero wannabe, run a large circulation magazine, get better at playing the guitar, learn to surf, enjoy family life and every now and then windsurf with the locals. Last time we sailed together, Eddy had Aloha Classic on his mind. He sent me the words below:

"The 2013 Aloha Classic: Where Was the Windsurfing? Ho’okipa delivered. The world’s best arrived. And what a show it was. The organizers, sponsors and competitors deserve our gratitude.

So it’s not without trepidation I offer what follows. It boils down to this: If the 2013 Aloha Classic was an event by windsurfers for windsurfers, it was an astounding success. If the event’s goal was to showcase our sport to the world, it wasn't given a chance.



My beef is the event’s judging format. It eliminated any hope of broadening windsurfing’s reach. With just two waves scored – and nothing else – competitors rigged small, limped out, and jockeyed for two rides that totaled less than thirty seconds of a 20-minute heat. To the non-windsurfing public, those brief seconds of wave riding look a lot like surfing with a sail. Neat, but not novel.

I realized this coaxing my non-sailing friends to pay attention. Ho’okipa on demand, the world’s best sailors on the water, a corduroy horizon, the sport’s apex moment and … my friends’ eyes are drifting. Worse, I can’t blame them. There onscreen, four sailors bob, and not due to marginal winds. Not in some earlier rounds.

In fact, to my non-sailing friends, the Aloha Classic’s highlight moment might have been a push loop performed by a 50-year-old. Only, the video coverage didn’t catch it, the judges didn’t count it, and that’s where this rant was born.

My friends’ interest peaked during the event’s promo ad. The one between heats with archived footage of the original Aloha Classic. The neon nirvana, nonstop, high-flying circus. Where was that sport?

The wind made it vanish this year, but not in every heat. Not when Robby Naish can throw a 20-foot push loop on the way out. And not when gear makers boast bigger, better light-wind wave gear than ever before.

What eliminated any chance of the circus was the absence of an overall impression category. Something, anything that encourages sailors to focus beyond just 30-seconds of riding, and instead, put on a show for the entirety of a heat. That mindset is in Robby’s hardwiring. Ditto for Josh Stone who threw a non-scoring forward.

Sure, the wind’s appearance was fleeting. But why not leave a door open to its arrival? Why not offer a judging category that encourages sailors to grab bigger gear and pounce on available wind, and yeah, get on with the show? You know, the one that’s unique to windsurfing?

When an event’s most spectacular selling point to the public isn’t part of the event itself, it smacks of a fatal flaw. Leave the two-wave-only judging format to surfing, where you MUST sit and wait because that’s the nature of the sport. But that’s certainly not our sport. Windsurfing is more than surfing with a sail. The original Aloha Classic showcased that to the world, and the world tuned in. Keep the circus in the mix and, who knows, maybe they will again."


Eddy Patricelli in Florida
 

 
The Aloha Classic  ran from 1984 to 2006. It returned to its home at Ho'okipa Beach Park this year. Here are a  few videos from past events.
 



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

AWT ~ PWA: JP Aloha Classic ~ Live Webcast


Sam Bittner and the American Windsurfing Tour, that she started and runs, have done what no one else has been able to do: bring the PWA back to the USA !!! The JP Aloha Classic will run at windsurfing's most famous wave venue, Ho'okipa Beach Park from October 24 - November 6. Maui is 6 hours behind the east coast US: Noon, New York City = 6:00 AM Maui. Watch the Live Webcast on the AWT JP Aloha Classic Website and  PWA Live. While you're here, watch it below (zoom your screen for a better view) on the fully functional, mirror image, iframe of the official JP Aloha Classic website.

Robby Naish, Kevin Pritchard and Josh Angulo  have each been automatically entered directly into the main PWA event via a "Champions Wildcard". Bittner reports that as many 15 AWT competitors could qualify for the PWA side of the event. Depends on how many PWA riders actually show up and register. For the latest event info, go to the AWT JP Aloha Classic Updates. And as usual, DaNews will be linking you up to the latest reporting from Ho'okipa.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

PWA: Sylt Germany Live


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The PWA is live webcasting from Sylt Germany. Germany is 6 hours ahead of New York. 8:00 am New York = 2:00 pm Germany. Generally, competition starts early in the day, local time. Visit the PWA Website for the complete reporting. Zoom this page to view the above iframe better. This event runs September 27 - October 6. Previous PWA Live Broadcast were accessible on Smart Phones and Tablets. The Home Page above (iframe) will default to the Live Page when they broadcast. On the PWA Live page, expect the full suite of streaming video, written Live Ticker, live scoring and audience interaction via Twitter and Facebook. To mute the above iframe, click the Pause Button to stop the video player. Organizer's Website

Sunday, September 15, 2013

PWA: Kia Cold Hawaii ~ AWT: Hatteras Wave Jam


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The PWA will live webcast the Kia Cold Hawaii from Klitmoller, Denmark. Cold Hawaii event organizers offer a livestream page and a how to follow Media Page for those that want to share or embed the broadcast.  Denmark is 6 hours ahead of New York. 7:00 am New York = 1:00 pm Denmark. Generally, competition starts early in the day, local time. Visit the PWA Website for the complete reporting. Zoom this page to view the above iframe better. This event runs September 16 - 22. The last PWA Live Broadcast was accessible on Smart Phones and Tablets. The Home Page above (iframe) will default to the Live Page when they broadcast. On the PWA Live page, expect the full suite of streaming video, written Live Ticker, live scoring and audience interaction via Twitter and Facebook. To mute the above iframe, click the Pause Button to stop the video player.

 
Meanwhile, back in the USA, the AWT Hatteras Wave Jam runs September 16 - 21. Event reporting will be posted to the AWT FB Page and the AWT Website. Visit the Wind NC website for Event Info.
 

Monday, August 19, 2013

PWA Live: Alacati, Turkey


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Live PWA Webcast from Alacati, Turkey. Turkey is 7 hours ahead of New York. 7:00 am New York = 2:00 pm Turkey. First possible start is 11:00 am local time. Visit the PWA Website for the complete reporting. Zoom this page to view the above iframe better. This event ends Saturday, Aug. 24. Live broadcast are available for replay.  The Live Broadcast is accessible on Smart Phones and Tablets. Home Page above will default to the Live Page when they broadcast. To mute the page, click the Pause Button under the video player.