Monday, April 15, 2013

American Racing

Every year a small group of dedicated volunteers organizes a schedule of race events for their home waters. They grind through a mountain of details and eventually publish the plan for the race season. Their consistent efforts sustain and nurture a thriving windsurf racing community. These websites provide the true racerheads and the uninitiated a chance to meet and compete.
The CalCup Perpetual Trophy was first awarded in 1991 to Rob Hartman. Soheil Zahedi does a great job keeping the CalCup Website up to date. 2013 Schedule for the Formula Race Series:
  • April 20
  • May 25
  • June 29
  • August 24
  • September 21
More Bay area Formula racing happens on some late Friday afternoons, St. FYC Twighlight Series. The 13 race series started April 12 and ends September 20.

The well sponsored, 6 race slalom series is set to begin May 18 at the Hood River Event Site. Thanks to Jay Salzman for the Gorge Cup Website .

Maui Race Series is the ultimate grass roots racing organization. This year will mark the 29th running of the series. Some might complain about its lack of a formal website, but locals  know to go to the Hi Tech Website for the all important registration form and event information. A few event highlights:
Venue: Kooks Beach, Kanaha Beach Park
Time: Skipper’s meeting, 10:00 am. Racing for Morning group, 11:30 am...
Note: Absolutely NO windsurfing before 11 am....
Rules: US Windsurfing guidelines except where modified by the Race Committee.
  • June 1   North Sails Slalom
  • June 15 Dakine Classic
  • June 29 Hot Sails Maui Grand Prix
  • July 13  Quiksilver Cup
  • July 27  Neil Pryde Hawaii State Championship

In their own words: "MOWIND is a volunteer group of active racers and event organizers in the Midwest. We provide regatta insurance and a standardized set of rules and scoring methods..." Kudos to the MoWind Website for the detail of information and histories of their events.

More ~ The Cabrillo Racing Series will start their inaugural 5 race slalom season on May 12. Tampa Bay Board Racing invites both kiting and windsurfing to compete in their rabbit starting windward leeward course, late afternoon series, set to finish May 6. Miami Windsurfing Cup is a summer race series combining Formula and slalom with 3 events completed.

This year, US Windsurfing lists 10 events on their National Race Tour which concludes with the National Championship.

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