Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Worthington Video

The Daily Globe interviewed Adam and I after the race in Worthington. They have some nice video clips worked in from the action on the water.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Worthington Wrap Up

Great sailing again on Sunday. Winds were 20-30 mph and I sailed basically the same thing as yesterday to win 3 out of 4 course slalom races today. iSonic 121 with 40 cm fin, but today I switched down to a 7.0 Reflex3 because the wind was higher and more filled in, and the reaching legs were longer so more emphasis on speed. Adam sailed his 7.8 on the Hornet again and was tight on me in races 1 and 2 and beat me out in race 3. He took 2nd place in the event.

Check out the summary on the MOWIND page, and also check out the regatta coverage at the Worthington Daily Globe. They even have a nice Photo Album and I inserted some pictures below.

I also put some GPS tracks at the bottom of this post.

Results:  A Fleet  |  Kona  |  Sport  |  Workshop

Worthington Daily Globe Images
Cruising on Sunday

Powering up to run at the start line
Starting on port tack

One of the performances for the Unvarnished Music Fesitval

Spectators for the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Unvarnished Music Festival

GPS Tracks: Saturday's GPS results and Sunday's GPS results.

Saturday - Races 1 & 2

Saturday - Races 3, 4, 5 (a bit more shifty on the inside jibes near shore)

Sunday - Races 6-9. I took one long run to the west end of the lake and back between  R8 and R9, and did 23.94 knots fora one nautical mile stretch.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Worthington Updates

I posted to the MOWIND site.


Great racing today with Adam, me, and Steve Johnson sailing the same
course slalom gear that we used at Dam Jam a few weeks ago, since the
wind was in the 15-30 mph range. Very gusty and shifty too.

I was on the Starboard iSonic 121 with a 40 cm fin and a 7.8 Severne
Reflex2. Adam was on a 145L F2 Hornet with a 42 cm fin and a 7.8 Pryde
RS-R. Steve Johnson was in his Starboard formula 155 and a Loft sail.

We did pretty well against the longboards, usually trailing to he
first upwind mark, catching up through he reaches and jibes, and then
holding our own on the long upwind leg to start he second lap. If the
wind was particularly shifty on the upwind legs the longboards could
get back in the mix. It also made a big difference how the wind lines
up going through the reaching legs. If the wind was up towards the
beach it was easy sailing. But if the wind was down or really gusty it
made the reaching legs much much slower.

More wind forecast for tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Worthington Regatta this weekend

The Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Unvarnished Music Festival is this weekend.

The NOAA forecast calls for fantastic 15-30 mph winds for Saturday and Sunday!

The city and people of Worthington are gracious hosts and make this a great event for windsurfers and non-windsurfers alike. Check out some of the press they are already doing leading up to the event:

More updates through the weekend...