Hello Fellow Windsurfers,
It is time to announce the 2007 season of the Midwest Speed Quest on Lake Okabena in Worthington Minnesota. This is the 3rd year for this event, which runs from April 15th to October 15th. Thanks to the Support of our Sponsors, we have $2000 in prize money. We will pay $1000 CASH to the fastest windsurfer on Lake Okabena in 2007. Speed shall be measured by the "Average of the 5 Fastest Ten Second Runs". The Midwest Speed Quest follows the rules set out by the World Speed Sailing Records Council, The International Sailing Federation, and GPS Speed Surfing.
This event is designed for sailors of all skill levels, from beginners to the most experienced windsurfer. We will be there to get you started right!!!
This event is FREE!!! There are no fees or charges. You may enter as many times as you like all season long. We want you to participate as often as you can.
We will provide the GPS unit. The official GPS unit of the Midwest Speed Quest is the GT-11 Trip Tracker by LOCOSYS Technology. With $1000 on the line, our racers will want to use the most precise GPS device available.
Adam Anderson of Eagen Minnesota is the early leader with a speed of 29.593 knots (34.032 mph) recorded on May 5th. Visit our web site for ongoing race results.
New for 2007, we will also recognize Sailboats as a new Speed Sailing Category. The sailboats will be divided into Single hull and Multi Hull Categories. We are most pleased to recognize Sailboats as a new Speed Sailing Category. Speeds shall be measured by "The Fastest 500 Meter Run". Prizes for Sailboat Categories to be announced.
Please visit our Web Site for complete information.
This Event runs on a completely flexible schedule over a 6 month period. You decide when you want to race. Click on the :Weather Forecast" Button. The National Weather Service forecasts are quite accurate up to 5 days in advance. Find a windy day this fits your schedule. Let us know you are coming down, and we will meet you on the Beach with a GPS ready to go. See our "Rules" and "Equipment" pages for more information.
There will also be a number of Scheduled race Days as well. On these days, we will provide free refreshments and Snacks on the Beach, and a Hot Meal at the end of the day. This is a great time to meet fellow Windsurfers.
Spectators are always welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet the Windsurfers and find out more about this Sport. Bring your Binoculars and Camera and come on down!
Thanks to their generosity of our Sponsors, we have the highest Speed Sailing Prize Money in the USA. We also have lots great prizes for visiting sailors from such fine companies as Dakine, Aquapac, Sideoff Video, LOCOSYS Technology, and Windsurf Deals.
We will also have lots of great demo gear available, courtesy KA Sails Australia, Windsurf Deals, Starboard Windsurfing and Trident Sports, Dakine, Aquapac, Gath Helmets Australia, Murrays Wind & Water Sports, and G Sports Precision Fins.
We have some discounted Motel Rooms at the AmericInn of Worthington available to visiting sailors, and well have discounted meals at La Azteca Mexican Restaurant of Worthington, and Country Kitchen of Worthington.
After a long day on the water, we have a number of 60 Minute Massages available courtesy Deb's Healing Massage and Day Spa of Worthington. These massages are fabulous.
We also want to thank GPS Speed Surfing for their ongoing Technical Support and for hosting the Results Page of this Event. Thank you Martin van Meurs, Onno Pierek, Dylan de Jong, Roger van Tongeren, and Frank Heinen of the GPSSS crew
And a big Thank You to E&J Trailers of Ontario Canada, Scuba Center Minneapolis Minnesota, Bedford Industries of Worthington, The Worthington Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau, LOCOSYS Technology of Taiwan, Sanford Health Worthington Clinic & Sanford Regional Health Services, United Prairie Bank of Worthington, Enxco Wind Energy Services of Paris France,
Please visit our "Sponsors Page". As you buy your gear in 2007, please support those companies who have made the Midwest Speed Quest possible.
We look forward to seeing you on Lake Okabena in 2007!
The Midwest Speed Quest
133 Lake Avenue
Worthington, Minnesota 56187