Fall Classic No. 36 Notice of Race (all the juicy details)

The Notice of Race (NOR) for the Fall Classic (36th edition) is now available here (.pdf format). For those unaware, NOR is the fancy term for the entry form, all the details, times and other particulars.

The Fall Classic is the weekend of Oct. 17-19 (racing Saturday and Sunday). We can't emphasize this enough, it's always a great weekend even if you don't race. Go for the company, food and spectate. The Fall Classic is the longest running continuous windsurfing race in the U.S. Support it, your club and the sport by participating.

If you are interested in racing, typically long boards do best here if that sort of thing matters to you.

If you have any questions, you can post in the comments or email Chris Voith

Fall Classic 2014 Notice of Race

Fall Classic No. 36 October 17-19

The longest running windsurfing race in the nation, the Fall Classic, returns for the 36th edition October 17-19.

More details to come.

Welcome to 2009

While webguy hasn't been pulling his weight and slacked off on the new article production, I, Maurice, your loyal web monkey, have been busy with a number of updates and upgrades behind the scene. In webguy's defense, he's had to focus on some things elsewhere over the last few months but he promises to write more.

First, our apologies for some recent outages. We've been wired up to Comcast Business Class which was pretty solid for a long time but recently has gotten flaky. We hope that settles down. We are sporting some faster drives on the web server so when your modem connects, you should be seeing the page load pretty quickly.

We've done a lot of software updates around here, too. So far nothing has blown up which is always the risk since we have four different content packages working together through the magic of binary duct tape and chewing gum.

The biggest news is that you can now log in to the web site with several different "social media" accounts. You'll have a different account and registering still requires replying to an email but you may find it easier. Or not. Your account on this website will still work, too, if you prefer keeping your old nom de plume. Presently, you can use Facebook, Twitter and Google. If we are missing a major one, let us know.

Ten Minutes

The Weather Channel being quite blunt about how bad the winter was becoming.

It's been a long winter. Terms like "polar vortex" and "Snowpocalypse" have entered the vernacular. The lucky of us merely looked out the window at all the ice. The less fortunate had walk miles to get home or to spend the night in it.

Normally, cooler weather means more wind but there have been few windy sessions this winter and those we did get demanded the stoutest of winter gear with temps no more than 40 F. The 90 liter board stayed dry almost all winter while the Formula board needed an oil change it got so many miles on it.

Late last fall, we include the current conditions from Hell, Norway on our front page as a bit of a joke. Was it really colder than Hell? Well, the joke was on us because while we were suffering through the coldest winter in a couple of decades, Europe was unseasonably warm. Hell was both warmer and windier than we were. We think it best at this point for the theologians amongst us to say what that means for life in Atlanta.

Recharging the Batteries

Here's a nice ten minute video that will remind you why you love windsurfing. Even if most of what you see is totally beyond your skill set, you will appreciate the feeling of carving, jumping and ripping. We suggest you view it full screen with the volume turned up (but probably not at the office unless everyone else is into electronic dance music, too).

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Hatteras Spring 2014

Where do you go if you:

  • Want to get better at *surfing (wind, kite or just plain vanilla)?
  • Get dependable wind?
  • Do it on a reasonable budget that doesn't mean your kids will be eating ramen all summer to pay for your play time?
  • The answer: Hatteras (aka, the Outer Banks. Also includes Avon, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Salvo, etc.)

    But organizing your own trip can be daunting. What if someone who has gone before is organizing a trip? How about if that person was super nice Barrett Walker (bpw on the forums)? You are in luck. Read more »

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