GPWC Regatta

Clear skies greeted contestants at the Saturday June 18th  Grosse Pointe Windsurfing Club regatta.    The event is  held at Patterson Park on Lake St. Clair just north of downtown Detroit Michigan.     Nat Sidall won the Prodigy class and was fleet overall champion this year.

Nat Sidall displays his 1st place trophy.


Longboard class was won by Mark Murray,  Rod Clevenger won the Senior Prodigy class and Ted Schweitzer won the Original Windsurfer class.       The event was international again this year with three Canadian contestants.    

New and old designs fight it out at the finish line.

Five long two lap races were ran in a three hour marathon morning session.   After lunch break racers were greeted with very low winds.    The R/C decided to call it and we were glad for that as there is a slight current here which can make getting around certain legs extra difficult in light winds.

Windsurfing action continues in Michigan June 25 with another race in the Original Windsurfer series held in Traverse City Michigan.    No race equipment? No problem as several new Original Windsurfers are available.   Any board is welcome .. come join the fun at one of Michigan’s best summer tourist destinations.