THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW The Windsurfing Regatta: My Favorite Local Event of the Summer!
Even though I grew up on an island, I cant swim. This may seem silly, but consider this: all the ponds and lakes were filled with algae, the ocean was cold and deep, and the only people who had swimmi... Posted on 6/11/12 at 4:11 PM
STAFF BLOG LAGNIAPPE Regatta reflections
That’s really about all I have to say today.
After a weekend of Regatta-ing, I’m pretty much done in with aching muscles and joints. I just can’t spend three days straight on m... Posted on 6/14/10 at 5:38 AM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING The Regatta in Pictures
These are some images from the opening ceremony (and after that) I didn't manage to post before. Above, the drum corps I mentioned in a previous post.
Bill Keitel during the opening ceremonies.... Posted on 6/11/10 at 2:03 PM
REPRINT 2004: Low Winds Don’t Stop Regatta
Low winds don’t stop Regatta
Many attend beachside festivities despite weather
BY KATY DEVLIN DAILY GLOBE
June 14, 2009
WORTHINGTON — A light breeze rolled across Lake Okabena early Satu... Posted on 6/12/09 at 7:00 AM
Brothers Arden and Adam Anderson finished first and second, respectively, during the 13th Annual Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival. Watch a video highlighting the windsurfing on Lake Okabena during the weekend.
WORTHINGTON — Perfect weather dominated the final two days of the Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival, as Saturday’s sunshine was ideal for festival-goers and Sunday’s higher winds were sublime for windsurfers.
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.
“It’s a bit too strong” said windsurfer Ken Crosson, Okabena, as he packed up after a few runs across Lake Okabena Tuesday afternoon. Crosson, originally from Waimanalo, Hawaii., did not have a sail small enough for the extreme wind conditions which had gusts up to 50 mph.
WORTHINGTON — With a chance of thunderstorms, the weather pattern looks to be a bit unsettled for the coming weekend, and while that’s not the best forecast for the musical portion of the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival, unstable weather patterns usually bring wind.
WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s Lake Okabena is currently ringed by huge piles of snow, and its surface is frozen solid. It’s hard to imagine that in just three months and two weeks windsurfers will skim across its water and crowds will sit on Sailboard Beach to listen to a variety of musical endeavors — hopefully with a perfect weather mix of warm temperatures, sun and wind.
Honored bestowed by U.S Windsurfing for promotion of sport WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s windy reputation got another boost in windsurfing circles when a local resident was recently named U.S. Windsurfing’s Windsurfer of the Year.
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.
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