August 2011 Updates

This post contains scores from the Moose Regatta, Menominee Festival, and the Tour da Croix, as well as some updates on upcoming events.


Moose Regatta Scores: A Fleet SPORT Fleet


Menominee Festival

August 6th and 7th saw the passing of yet another fun weekend on the shores of Lake Michigan in the city of Marinette/Menominee.  Racers and their families trickled in on Friday night and Saturday morning to set up camp right on the beach.  Leisure sailing and activities took place in the morning and afternoon as racers waited for the wind to fill in, and then competed in light to medium winds on an M-course.  For dinner, pizza and drinks on the beach provided a congregating spot for everyone to talk about the events of the day and catch up with each other.  It was uncertain whether the usual expected fireworks on Saturday night would occur due to rain, but it let up and the fireworks lived up to their standard of putting on a good show.

Sunday was dominated by less pleasant weather but gave more challenging conditions to the racers.  Winds were stronger and out of the northeast, giving a bigger swell to the waves and making the jibe marks interesting.  All in all, there were two good days of racing, plenty of time to socialize, and fun was had by all.

Reporting by Blaise Gratton

Scores: A Fleet SPORT Fleet


Tour da Croix Scores: Overall Score

Tour da Croix Photo Album on Picasa:

2011 Tour da Croix



September 16-18:  Mille Lacs Challenge / Great Lakes Kona Cup. Garrison, MN. Contact Michael Fox at 612-508-8083 or

September 23-25:  Windpower Championships (24-25th), preceded by Lake Winnebago Super Cross (23rd). Both in Fond du Lac, WI. Contact Windpower at 920-922-2550 or  The awards banquet for the 2011 Race Series will be on Saturday night at this event. The Windpower Championships also marks the start of the 2012 MOWIND Race Series.

October 8-9:  Columbus Day Regatta. Lake MacBride Solon, IA. Contact Steve Callaway at 319-624-4011 or

Also, the Midwest Speed Quest continues through October 15, 2011. Worthington, MN. Contact Craig Bergh at 507-360-4801 or