Reservoir Rendezvous – A BIG HIT

The first of what is planned to be an annual windsurf event at the New London Ohio reservoir and campground was a big hit.      On Saturday afternoon we counted some 40 windsurfers and that didn’t include spouses, friends and kids in attendance.    It was a beautiful hot July weekend and we had awesome wind allowing  the RC to get in 8 races on Saturday and another 4 on Sunday.   The campground had special camping rates for windsurfers that weekend and it was great to see a welcome sign for us at the park entrance.

Welcome Windsurfers

Windsurf Point at New London Reservoir

The long part of the reservoir runs east west and the traditional west winds that showed  made it possible to set up a large  square course with an M mark in the middle.    The start line was positioned right in front of the beach area at Windsurfer Point where over a dozen windsurfers camped out by the water for the weekend.   Several others camped out in the adjacent campground area while some just did a daily commute from home.   Click small photo for larger view of Windsurf Point.

Results :  Overall_Fleet        By  Division

Windsurf Point

A big thanks must go out to the New London Village and campground  workers and volunteers who worked hard to get the park looking great.    They also stepped up big time  by contributing great T-shirts and large engraved trophies for racing awards. 

New London T-Shirts

The camping atmosphere made for a fun weekend with the group setting around a campfire late into the evening sharing windsurf stories.

Sunset over the west side of Windsurf Point

Saturday from 2 to 8 the Rez Jam was going on with Bluegrass bands playing on a flatbed stage.   So we had music while we raced plus some added spectators.

Rez Jam Bluegrass Bands

Thanks to MOWIND president Phil Sage for organizing the event.  His son Matt was working hard as well as course setter Eric Rahnenfueher.      Plan to make it out next year to race or just day sail and help grow the Reservoir Rendezvous Regatta (RRR).  

Phil gives outs award trophies.

 Scott – #H


#1 jon kidd on 07.19.10 at 8:10 AM

Looks like you all had a great time…

#2 Arden on 07.19.10 at 8:15 AM

Looks like a great time! I’ll have to get over there next year.

#3 Joe Centa on 07.19.10 at 2:03 PM

Was that a kite I saw in the picture of WS point? I’ve never seen anyone kite at New London b4. I always thought the reservoir was too small/too many trees for kiting–guess I was wrong!

#4 Mistral Prodigy Windsurfing - There goes the neighborhood. | Windsurfing The North Coast on 07.21.10 at 7:42 AM

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