Toledo Streak now at 25

The 1st weekend after the Memorial day holiday was always the Toledo race and though that ended in 2009 after 20 years we have kept the windsurfing race streak going.    Windsurf racing occurred once again in Toledo May 31, 2014 with a  windsurf division start in the Jolly Roger Sailing Club Cattail Regatta held on Maumee Bay.

Catail Result 2014

Catail Result 2014

The weather was sunny with water warm.  Winds were a great onshore east direction in the 7 to 12 category.   Windsurfers launched at Lost Peninsular Marina.  Three races on a big I shaped course were ran.  The first race was two laps and the last two just one lap.   The big Catalina 22’s on the course gave us some moving objects to pilot around.   Six Prodigy racers showed up so the competition was tight.      While the start line was to the left of the RC boat a separate finish line on the right side was used.   That helped greatly to keep the fleets starting quickly.  Yes there was some close interaction a few times with people finishing during a start but the number of boats in starts was fairly small so it really wasn’t much of a problem.    The event was a two day affair but the windsurfers elected just to sail Saturday.  A keg, awards and spaghetti dinner were served up about 5 at the club house.     We thank everyone that attended and the JRSC for hosting the event and giving us a start and the Lost Peninsular Marina for providing us a lakefront launch beach.

Winner Glendon Gartner

Winner Glendon Gardner


The Alum Creek campgatta is  June 7-8,  a few people should be around the campfire on Friday evening.   Hope a few non-racers join us again this year for some fun sailing on Saturday afternoon.

Scott #H