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Official Notice of Race



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)
Who:Anyone
Cost:Supercrossing is FREE!  (no pre-registration)
Wind Power Championships is $ 65
($ 55 for pre-registration by Sept. 17)

Schedule: Friday, September 24th (Winnebago Supercrossing)
Registration 9 - 9:45 AM
Skipper's Meeting 9:45 AM
Race Starts 10:00 AM

Saturday, September 25th
Registration 9 - 10 AM
Skipper's Meeting 10:30 AM
Racing, Lunch, Racing 11 - ? AM
Beverages & Dinner 6:30 PM

Sunday September 26th
Skipper's Meeting 9:30 AM
Racing 10 AM
Last Possible Race Start 2 PM
Subs, Awards, Prizes 3 PM
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 keving@windpowerwindsurfing.com
Jeff Knutson at 920-841-9004 or jkknutson@centurytel.net

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).

The results from the event are here (.pdf). This article, images & results are also posted at the Wind Power blog.

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.

Race results: A-Fleet (.pdf) | Sport-Fleet (.pdf) | CMWA Winners (.pdf)

This article, images & results are also posted at the Wind Power blog.

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Map & Directions to Wind Power


Road Construction in Fond du Lac, so you will need to take the Hwy. 151 bypass.

Directions:

Here is a map below. For more info, see our web site map page. See you there!!