18th, 2006; Clinton Lake
Sailing Association is running its first ever windsurfing regatta. Clinton
Lake is about 2 hours from St. Louis - pretty much half way to Chicago.
Its a one day event with plans to run three fun races. It is an open
class, so any windsurfing board and sail will work.
From the organizer (Frank
event is primarily for having a good time. Number of races will
depend on the wind. If the wind holds strong we may have as many as 3.
The water temp is already mid 60's. There is a shallow cove and
beach in front of the CLSA pavillion. My kids are usually
playing there under the supervision of my wife while I'm out racing."
has weekly sailboat races on alternating Saturdays and Sundays. This
year we added a racing class for windsurfers. We also decided to do
a windsurf regatta to support windsurfers. This is the first year of
the windsurf regatta. Our race committee chair is a very skilled
keelboat racer and he will be running the Windsurf Regatta Races."
"After the race there will be
a potluck dinner. A charcoal fire will be provided by the club to
cook any meat you bring. Cooking tools will also be provided. Potlucks
usually consist of bringing your own meat and a dish to share.
No one is required to bring anything if they don't want to."
"There are no restrictions on
board or sail sizes. For example, I am bringing an old 12' Wayler
with centerboard for sub planing winds and my Bic Nova for anything I can