|Event:||Wind Power Championships & Winnebago Supercrossing|
|When:||September 24-26, 2010 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)|
|Where:||Roosevelt County Park, Lake Winnebago|
Fond du Lac, WI (directions/map below)
|Cost:||Supercrossing is FREE! (no pre-registration)|
Wind Power Championships is $ 65
($ 55 for pre-registration by Sept. 17)
Friday, September 24th (Winnebago Supercrossing)|
Saturday, September 25th
Sunday September 26th
|Equipment:||Charter equipment available in limited quantity, so pre-register early.|
All Participants must register. Pre-registration is encouraged.
You should have also received the Official Notice of Race Flyer and Registration form as an attachment (.pdf) with this e-mail.
(or you can download the full 4 page flyer as .pdf)
The 2010 Winnebago Supercrossing (sponsored by A-A Exteriors.com, Jeff Knutson) & Wind Power Championships are being held September 24-26, 2010 at Roosevelt County Park, Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac, WI. Wind Power Windsurfing & Kiting Center is across the street and is celebrating it’s 27th Year! Please see the attached flyer for more information and registration form.
The weekend begins on Friday with the Lake Winnebago Supercrossing. Typically we leave from Roosevelt County Park (Wind Power) and we sail north to a destination determined at the skipper’s meeting based on conditions & forecast. With ideal conditions (west wind), it is possible to sail full length of Lake Winnebago (28 miles). This has occurred once in history of the Supercrossing. Kiters are welcome to follow but they will not be part of the race. Please contact Jeff or Kevin for more details if you are new to the Supercrossing.
Saturday & Sunday are the Wind Power Championships. This is the first race of the 2011 MoWind Racing schedule. Course, Slalom and Long Distance will be run, conditions permitting. Saturday evening racers will be treated to a dinner at the Sunset Supper Club next door to the race site. Friends and spouces are welcome to join. At the dinner 2010 MoWind year end awards will be presented. After dinner and MoWind awards the annual Wind Power Bonfire sacrifice to the Wind Gods will take place. The fire usually last longer than the partiers. Don’t forget to bring your tent or trailer as there is Free camping in Wind Power’s back yard. (crawling distance from the bonfire) Sunday’s skipper’s meeting will be at 9:30 followed by racing at 10:00. Last possible start will be 2pm. Lunch, prizes and awards will be at 3 pm.
We highly encourage pre-registration. If you need charter equipment (long board for non-planning conditions) please call ahead to reserve it. We will have it setup and ready for race day. We want to avoid the time needed to setup charters on race day.
SEE YOU THERE!!
Questions and Pre-Registration can be directed to
Kevin Gratton at 920-251-1002 or email@example.com
Jeff Knutson at 920-841-9004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on sailing, windsurfing, and directions to the shop
check out our website: WindPowerWindsurfing.com
2nd Annual O’pen Bic un-Regatta
The 2nd Annual Wind Power Open Bic un-Regatta was held August 21-22, 2010 and was a big success. The images below are from the recent event (hover your mouse of the image #s).
Local Windsurfers Win in Canada - CMWA Canadian Championships Moose Regatta
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Dryden, ONTARIO – August 12th, 2010
This past weekend, 65 Canadian and American competitors traveled to the waters of Lake Wabigoon near Dryden, Ontario, to compete in the 2010 Canadian Masters, a national windsurfing regatta. With winds consisting from light to none, the racers competed in 9 races with nearly 3,000 spectators watching from shore. The weekend was a hit with great entertainment and fun parties allowing locals and competitors to mix it up a bit at the “No shirt, no shoes, no problem dude” Surfers’ Dance.
“All of the competitors were very impressed with Dryden as a host community. Dryden should be extremely proud of how it was able to coordinate its volunteers, sponsors and City departments”, stated Brad Woodworth, the busiest man at the regatta who organized and competed in Dryden.
The competitors received awards in both their age divisions as well as an overall scoring system with local windsurf shop owner Kevin Gratton winning Grand Master in his division while his brother Andy Gratton of Oshkosh placed first in the Masters’ division. Andy also placed first in the entire regatta after a close tie with Nick Cox of Ottawa (Canada) allowing him to bring home his first National Windsurfing title.
Congratulations goes out to TEAM USA who won the CAN-AM competition by a mere 16 points; USA 1,070 versus CANADA 1,054 points. The winner was determined by combining points awarded to the top five competitors of each country; Andy Gratton of Oshkosh (1st), Tim Cleary of Pewaukee (4th), Jeff Adamski of Minnesota (6th), Kevin Gratton of Fond du lac (7th), and young Magnus Zaunmueller of Beaver Dam (8th) got to split the cash prize of $2010.
Other notables from the area were Don Altmeyer and Jennifer Wettstein of Fond du lac, the Barhouse Family of Oshkosh, and the Magnuson family of Beaver Dam; from other states were the Johnson Family, Randy Moon, Larry Miller, and Peter Hartwich of Minnesota; Steve Callaway, Barry Tofteland, Delburn Carpenter, Randy Howell, Larry Reed, and Igor Tereshchenko of Iowa; Mike Reed of Illinois; and Niles Book of Michigan.
This article, images & results are also posted at the Wind Power blog.
News & Announcements
- Lessons in all sports have been big lately. Kevin is teaching windsurfing to kids & adults, kiteboarding private lessons and kids Open-bic sailboat lessons too! If you are interested in lessons, please visit our lessons page, read the FAQs and check out the blog. Then contact Kevin via phone or web site and schedule a lesson today! A 2 hour lesson will give you plenty of new information and techniques to practice and perfect. It is well worth the investment in time and money!
- Wind Power has a new web site and online SHOP! Did you know our online shop is now open? Much of the inventory is still being uploaded but great new items are being posted daily; check the website for deals and steals! You can access the shop thru the home page or blog, or simply WindPowerWindsurfing.com/shop. If you have any issues with the site, blog or online shop, please send us a note at the contact page and we will review your feedback and investigate any issues.
- HOLY 21st CENTURY! Wind Power joined FACEBOOK! Check out the page, become a fan today and get updates about the wind and weather and chat with fellow water enthusiasts from around the nation!!!
- Bored on a light wind day? Get a SUP, or Stand Up Paddle board. Great for core training! Wind Power has rentals available and offer paddles for purchase that can be easily used with your own longboard. Wind Power also sells SUP’s Boards.
- Speaking of core training, check out the Indo Balance Trainer. Stay in shape and improve your balance, indoors or out. You can see Indo board at online shop here
- Come and participate or just watch and free sail, the Wind Power Championships is on Sept. 24-26, 2010. The MoWind 2010 Year End Awards will be handed out at he Sat. night banguet at the Sunset Supper Club. The mowind schedule is posted here and .pdf download is also available. Also, Kevin put together a google earth .kmz file with all the Event Locations for all the MoWind Events. (you will need google earth installed locally and firefox should download and open, but IE may download into .zip with the .kmz inside)
- The Windy Fall Season is approaching fast. Look your equipment over for wear and tear. Check your wetsuit, drysuits, booties, gloves and hats. Wind Power carries a good supply of booties, gloves and beanies. The Promotion beanies are a favorite of all the riders.
- Want to do a downwinder on a kite or windsurfer? Stay tuned with the Wind Power gang. Don Altmeyer FDL, Mark Grienert Beaver Dam, Jeff Ross Allenton and Kevin Gratton FDL went from Deawood Point to High Cliff on their kites Tuesday the last day of August. They put on about 45 miles in 2.5 hours. More downwinders when the weather permits in the future.
- Speaking of Kiting! Winter Kiting is coming soon. Wind Power specializes in teaching kiting in the winter. It’s easy to learn in the winter, just 2 hrs of instruction should get you riding. All you need are a helmet, knee and elbow pads, Skis or snowboard, Wind Power has the rest.
- Please remember the Road Construction in Fond du Lac, so take the Hwy. 151 bypass.
See map & directions below.
Map & Directions to Wind Power
Road Construction in Fond du Lac, so you will need to take the Hwy. 151 bypass.
- From US Hwy 41. Exit at Hwy 151 North (Exit No. 95). Pay close attention when coming from the North Exit # 95 is easy to miss because it is right after you go under an overpass
- After exiting (Exit No. 95), take Hwy 151 North around east Fond du Lac. The speed limit on hwy 151 is 55mph, be careful and don't speed
- Follow Hwy 151 (6 miles) and Turn Left at County Hwy. K (right after 4 lane hwy. turns into a 2 lane), follow Hwy K 1 mile north to Winnebago Drive
- Turn Left on Winnebago Drive and Wind Power is the second driveway located on left side across from Roosevelt Park
Here is a map below. For more info, see our web site map page. See you there!!