Letter: Reflecting on a successful RegattaThe final cleanup has been completed, sailors, musicians and spectators have returned to their daily routines. Worthington Okabena Windsurfers can now take pause and reflect on the events of this past week.
By: Bill Keitel, Worthington, Worthington Daily Globe
The final cleanup has been completed, sailors, musicians and spectators have returned to their daily routines. Worthington Okabena Windsurfers can now take pause and reflect on the events of this past week.
The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce & Convention Bureau, the City of Worthington (and employees) Worthington Public Utilities, the police and sheriff’s department, civic groups, the Daily Globe, numerous sponsors, U.S. Windsurfing and the many volunteers rose to the occasion in making this event one of uncommon merit.
Sailors from Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Argentina, Finland, Germany, Russia, Malta and other far-flung places came to this community because of what they’ve been hearing about Worthington. Allison Shreve, a four-time world champion unbeknownst to many in these parts, could easily have charged an appearance fee. As she travels the world, she has been made aware of this curious Midwestern community and diverted her travels to attend. She left with an exceedingly positive image of Worthington.
The Miami sailing community was well represented at this event, and Worthington is currently the “buzz” in regattas/festivals to attend. The best sailors from California have similar comments.
The efforts of Worthington Windsurfers and volunteers were exhausting … yet the winds arose and the final result was. as we had hoped and anticipated.
Worthington has good reason to stand tall and be proud.