SDWA put on another wonderful Holiday Party for members and guests with delicious food, amazing door prizes and a chance to mingle without the distraction of the wind calling us out to the water! Those who didn’t attend you truly missed out.
Big thanks to Chuck and Martha for organizing the dinner, Amy who picked it up, and Zinnia who heated it all up and ruled the kitchen. Also a big thanks to Amy who amassed a wealth of door prizes – everybody left with a prize or two or three! And finally thanks to all who helped clean up afterwards. There was no shortage of helping hands.
And it looks like we’ll be back again next year on December 2nd. Hope to see you all then!
The first time I went to Matt Pritchard’s clinic, 2 years ago, I was a newbie and wanted to learn to use the harness in ocean conditions and waterstart. This time, I want to safely go out further and faster, have more fun in the waves, and learn the fast/carve tack. Some people want to learn to wave ride/wave jump. Whatever you want to learn, Matt is a very patient and experienced teacher, and utilizes action videos and photos of yourself, a land simulator, as well as sailing behind you and giving great tips while you are on the water to effectively teach. Plus it’s a ton of fun!!! His website is: http://pritchardwindsurfing.com/
I think we all can relate!
A celebration was held for Paul & Kathy today at the Hilton to send them off on their new adventures in Fullerton. We’ll all miss them, but welcome the chance to sail with them at Cabrillo!
Thanks for the video Tuan!
Had an informal kid’s day today at the Hilton. Gentle onshore winds & warm water made for some fun kid sailing action. Let’s get more kids out and grow the sport!
The Advantages of Windsurfing – Why is Windsurfing Awesome?
Xavier bags gold in Formula, silver in Long Distance and bronze in Slalom at the 2016 US Windsurfing Nationals.
By Jerome Samson
For many years in the 1980′s and 1990′s, Corpus Christi’s Oleander Point was the site of the US Open, the brainchild of local windsurfing pioneer Charles Allen and a highlight on the international racing circuit. With the vagaries of event scheduling and competition from other venues, Oleander Point fell off the map a little. It’s a technical venue, with strong breeze and steep cross-chop, and for recreational windsurfers in the area, or those traveling to the region on vacation, the spot became an afterthought on the way to Bird Island Basin in Padre Island Seashore National Park – a much less intimidating location with shallow water for miles and a fantastic windsurfing school to boot (Worldwinds Windsurfing).
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Last fall a group of SDWA landsailors set out for the desert playa of El Mirage Dry Lake
The future seems upon us and after ourselves in San Diego witnessing first hand the power of foiling technology in the kite arena, it was only a matter of time before Foiling windsurfing made a true debut to the market. The popularity of competitive sailing has increased dramatically in the eyes of the public when the America’s Cup boats were capable of foiling and sailing sometimes even close to double the wind reaching speeds of 44.57kts (55mph) as was the case in 2013 by the Emirates New Zealand team. Perhaps the future salvation of our ailing sport is to have a few of us out on mission bay, cruising effortlessly a few feet above the water at blazing speeds exciting the public into wanting to try it themselves. Also, the advent of efficient foiling technology can possibly bring down the … Read More »
Lake Hodges again this year is open to sailing but access to the sailing site remains the same. To sail the lake you either have to sail from Hernandez Hideaway down to the dam or walk about a mile down a road to the old sailing site where there is still the remnants of an old parking lot many of you once frequented. The gate to the parking lot remains locked and access down the road is restricted since the building of the new pump station.
Currently, there are talks between a SDWA Member and Mark kersey to restore the old parking lot and again allow us access to the old sailing site by the dam. The only thing stalling these talks is that there is currently only one person seeking access to the lake and because of that it … Read More »