The 2009 Midwest Speed Quest on Lake Okabena, Worthington Minnesota is over. This was a great year, with many new racers participating. It is time to announce the Final Results.
We follow the rules and methods of International Speed Sailing. Our GPS units are the most precise hand held units available. Our speeds can be compared to other Speed Sailors around the World. And the Prize Money remains the best in North American Speed Sailing.
The racers competed in this event by wearing a
And The Final Results are:
Congratulations to the winners, Arden has the fastest speeds ever recorded on Lake Okabena. Arden will receive $1000. Andrew will receive $500, David $250, Chris $125, and Adam $75. Certified Checks will be issued this week!
On top of these cash prizes, the Top 5 Racers will also receive their choice of a LOCOSYS GT31 GPS, a Gath Safety Helmet, or a Windtronic 2 Wind Meter!
These races will receive heir choice of a LOCOSYS GT31 GPS, a Gath Safety Helmet, or a Windtronic 2 Wind Meter!
Magnus is 14 years old, and will receive his choice of a
Each year, we recognize the sailor with the greatest passion for Speed Sailing, and for the Sport of Windsurfing. For 2009, this is awarded to Jeff Hegwer, or Worthington. Jeff has contributed so much time and energy to the Midwest Speed Quest over the last 5 years. He is a fine person, and a good friend. Thank you Jeff!!!
A Special Thanks to the Crew at <>GPS Speed Surfing. Thank you Martin, Dylan, Onno, Roger, Frank and the rest of the crew. Thank you for creating and expanding your support of Speed Surfing around the world!!!
And I really want to thank the Sailors. It is a pleasure to put on a event for competitors like the ones we have year after year.. Our home will always be open to all visiting Windsurfers. We will see you all again in 2010!
The Midwest Speed Quest was designed to be different. This event is free to all participants, and yet pays the highest Prize Money in North America. The purpose is to promote the new Sport of Speed Sailing, and the City of Worthington. Our goal was to bring Sailors of all skill levels together, and introduce them to the new Sport of Speed Sailing. The schedule was open 7 days a week, for a 6 month period. Any visiting sailors was assured of the chance to participate anytime he/she was in the area. We provide free or discounted motel rooms at the
And we had the best Speed Sailing gear available for visiting sailors to try out.
We also provided free on-site Child Care and Pet Care. We even provided Spousal Care (care of the Windsurfing Widow)!
All the work associated with this event was done on a volunteer basis. Meals and refreshments were served beach side all season long free of charge. A special thanks to my wife Pamela for the many great meals meals served over the last 6 months to the visiting Sailors.
Each year we search the world for the finest Speed Sailing Gear available. We were proud to offer our visiting racers the finest demo gear anywhere!
The Midwest Speed Quest is made possible by the support of our many Sponsors. These Sponsors allowed us to award $2500 is Prize Money, and the many drawing for Windsurfing Gear and Gift Certificates all season long.
I encourage you to support these Sponsors. Visit their links on the "Sponsors Page". Call these Guys, and buy your gear from them. And tell these Sponsors you appreciate their support of the Midwest Speed Quest. This will assure we can do this again in 2010.
I would like to identify and thank our Sponsors at this time.
Thank you Aquapac International, manufacturer of the top quality waterproof cases for a wide variety of applications. They provided the all the waterproof cases used in the Midwest Speed Quest. They will protect your GPS unit or cell phone, and they float too. No Aquapac has failed in 2 years of brutal use.
Thank you, AmericInn of Worthington. This is the most comfortable motel in Worthington, offering great rooms, great staff, great pool, and a complimentary breakfast.
Thank you to
Thank you Peter Delay,
Thank you Erick Nordskog of
Thank you Peter Hart and to Acrobat TV, creators of the
Thank you to
And thanks again to Jeff Hegwer and to
THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE! SEE YOU IN 2010!!!
The Midwest Speed Quest
133 Lake Avenue
Worthington, MN 56187
GPS Coordinates: Lat 43.62208