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Daily globe file Photo Regatta Race Director Jeff Hegwer talks about the trophy he created for the 2010 Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival during last year's auction. Hegwer promises that the event will again feature "a world-class trophy" for which all the windsurfing participants will vie.

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WORTHINGTON -- After 12 years of helping to organize the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta, putting it together is "pretty much routine," according to race director Jeff Hegwer. But the snag for Hegwer this year is that he's living more than 150 miles away from Lake Okabena, in Mason City, Iowa.


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Beth Rickers
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