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Windsurfing Regatta: Eight crowned national champion

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WORTHINGTON — Eight champions finished atop the country’s windsurfing ranks Sunday at the U.S. National Windsurfing Championships held on Lake Okabena at the Worthington Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival.

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Xavier Ferlet and Steve Gottlieb finished with a pair of national championships each. Ferlet won the Formula Fleet course race with a score of 63 points and was the top finisher in the Open Slalom with 216 points. Gottlieb tallied 120 points for the Kona course race and 21 in the Kona slalom to win each.

Mark Boersma scored 170 points on the A-Fleet Unlimited course on his way to the A-Fleet Overall championship. In the A-Fleet Limited 8.5, Niels Zaunmueller captured the race and 79 points.

Kelly Johnson raced her way to 86 points in the Sport Fleet women’s race. That gave her the overall Sport Fleet title. Kale Johnson picked up one point to win the Sport Fleet junior division with James Magnuson tabbing 76 points for the Sport Fleet men’s titled. Dave Czizk picked up 48 points in his Sport Fleet event to win the Senior championship.

Course Racing

Formula Fleet

PlaceName Sail Number Regatta Score

1) Xavier Ferlet GBR451 63

2) Christophe Waerzeggers BEL29 54

3) Ron Kern K 47

4) Guy Miller TX1 37

5) Michel Py USA37 19

6) Josh Shirley 801 15

Kona Fleet

PlaceName Sail Number Regatta Score

1) Steve Gottlieb 1982 120

2) Justin Ahearn 2331 115

3) Jerome Samson 1371 111

4) Cody Steward 1881 102

5) Jeff Adamski 1702 99

6) Karen Marriott 2050 83

7) Scotty Snoddy 1470 72

8) Michael J. Fox 2010 54

9) Delburn Carpenter 2166 54

10) Steve Callaway 1330 50

11) Joanne Marriott 1261 44

12) Erin McKie 1349 29

13) Larry Reed 1346 16

A-Fleet-Overall

PlaceName Sail Number Regatta Score

1) Mark Boersma USA17 170

2) Arden Anderson EL11 160

3) Andy Gratton USA81 150

4) Magnus Zaunmueller 722 144

5) Adam Anderson EL111 133

6) Peter Hartwich PTY 116

7) Kevin Gratton USA8 110

8) Steve Johnson MN1 103

9) Ian House GB19 81

10) Don Altmyer USA06 79

11) Eric Rahnenfuehrer USA136 79

12) Niels Zaunmueller NLS97 79

13) Wayne Anderson EL 70

14) Kylan Johnson MN2 65

15) Myles Borash US213 15

16) Lian Kremer Milbrandt USA118 8

A-Fleet-Unlimited

PlaceName Sail Number Regatta Score

1) Mark Boersma USA17 170

2) Arden Anderson EL11 160

3) Andy Gratton USA81 150

4) Magnus Zaunmueller 722 144

5) Adam Anderson EL111 133

6) Peter Hartwich PTY 116

7) Kevin Gratton USA8 110

8) Steve Johnson MN1 103

9) Ian House GB19 81

10) Don Altmyer USA06 79

11) Eric Rahnenfuehrer USA136 79

12) Wayne Anderson EL 70

13) Myles Borash US213 15

14) Lian Kremer Milbrandt USA118 8

A-Fleet-Limited 8.5

PlaceName Sail Number Regatta Score

1) Niels Zaunmueller NLS97 79

2) Kylan Johnson MN2 65

Sprint Fleet-Overall

PlaceName Sail Number Regatta Score

1) Kelly Johnson MN11 86

2) James Magnuson US525 76

3) Dave Czizk 10 48

4) Paul Baker US307 46

5) Chuck Mawhinney 2855 26

6) Glenn Kremer 52 22

7) Kale Johnson MN3 1

8) Hedwig Zaunmueller HEDY 0

Sprint Fleet-Junior

PlaceName Sail Number Regatta Score

1) Kale Johnson MN3 1

2) Hedwig Zaunmueller HEDY 0

Sprint Fleet-Men

PlaceName Sail Number Regatta Score

1) James Magnuson US525 76

2) Paul Baker US307 46

Sprint Fleet-Women

PlaceName Sail Number Regatta Score

1) Kelly Johnson MN11 86

Sprint Fleet-Seniors

PlaceName Sail Number Regatta Score

1) Dave Czizk 10 48

2) Chuck Mawhinney 2855 26

3) Glenn Kremer 52 22

Slalom Racing

A-Fleet Overall

PlaceName Sail Number Regatta Score

1) Xavier Ferlet GBR451 216

2) Christophe Waerzeggers BEL29 211

3) Andy Gratton USA81 200

4) Guy Miller TX1 197

5) Steve Johnson MN1 192

6) Magnus Zaunmueller 722 191

7) Peter Hartwich PTY 184

8) Niels Zaunmueller NLS97 183

9) Arden Anderson EL11 182

10) Mark Boersma USA17 179

11) Adam Anderson EL111 170

12) Eric Rahnenfuehrer USA136 152

13) Wayne Anderson EL 147

14) Boris Vujasinovic USA91 139

15) Michel Py USA37 125

16) James Magnuson MNH 121

17) Josh Shirley 801 113

18) Don Altmeyer USA06 65

19) Kylan Johnson MN2 64

20) Ian House GB19 62

21) Lisa Kremer Milbrandt USA118 41

22) Kelly Johnson MN11 38

23) Kevin Gratton USA8 36

24) Myles Borash US213 20

25) Scotty Snoddy 1470 0

26) Ron Kern K 0

Kona Slalom

PlaceName Sail Number Regatta Score

1) Steve Gottlieb 1982 21

2) Justin Ahearn 2331 19

3) Cody Steward 1881 19

4) Jeff Adamski 1702 14

5) Jermone Samson 1371 13

6) Karen Marriott 2050 10

7) Steve Callaway 1330 0

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Zach Hacker
Zach is the Daily Globe sports reporter. He has previously been a sports editor at both the Waseca County News in Waseca, Minn., and The Emporia Gazette in Emporia, Kansas. He is originally from New Richland, Minn., and now lives in Worthington with his dog; a beagle-corgi mix named Homer. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, pontooning on St. Olaf Lake and watching professional and collegiate sports.
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