"Big Island" is certainly capable of living up to its name in more ways
than one. Notably, both windsurfers and sailors were recently buffeted
by blasts of up to 55 miles per hour during an unprecedented dual regatta,
billed as the Big Island Blowout, that saw first windsurfers and then sailboats
scream wide around the weather mark - and then try to head toward home
in the most efficient way possible, beating against unseasonably heavy
winds. But, in the true spirit of wind enthusiasts, there was more excitement
than unhappiness about the unusual conditions. And, certainly, the mainlanders
who came over to get a feel for the island wind experience got more than
their money's worth in terms of thrills. Want to get a taste of what it
was like to be at the Big Island Blowout? (You can
link this page to others to provide actual photographs of your club's activities.)
(News of what happened at recent regattas, competitions, etc.)
This section is the place to post the outcome of wind-related events that have occurred since the last update, by category: sailing, windsurfing, land-sailing, kiting, hang-gliding - you name it, as long as it involves wind. Current categories are as follows:
Big Island Blowout winners
Bay Area regatta results
Lincoln City box-kiting commentary
THE GOING WITH THE WIND "UNCLASSIFIED"
Buy, sell, trade, deal/swap...or just put your ideas out there, whether they're for trips, events, swap meets, or the best way to capitalize on your wind-related enthusiasm. Explore the unclassifieds to keep your finger on the pulse of the wind-enthusiast community.
Information on upcoming competitions
Going with the Wind organizational information
Where to get the best deals on wind-related equipment (for submissions, send mail to email@example.com.)
Information about weather conditions (including reasonably accurate wind predictions). (Provide the latest in club-related news.)
(You could also place all of these elements on this page with links that take the reader directly to the relevant section.)
Send submissions, comments, questions, and anything else that occurs to you to us via e-mail at Going with the Wind.
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