Monday, January 17, 2011

13th Annual Dino Windsurfer National Champs, Houston TX

This event is organized by the "Dinos" and it's better than a time warp to the 80's. Why? Because it's a fun venue to sharpen your windsurfing skills in a relaxed event. And you can go as retro as you like; for instance I saw a chest harness (circa late 70s) and many vintage shirts. I was sporting a neon Windsurfer shirt, way retro.

Here's the deal:  Bring a Stock Windsurfer One Design.  If you don't have a One Design or you're not able to bring it to Houston, you can sail one of theirs.  The Dino's have a fleet of Original Windsurfers! As the Notice of Race states: We rig’em and you sail’em.

For 2010, the event was held on Sept 25th.  Nine races were held and there were 28 entrants.  The wind was light to moderate and sailors of every skill level participated.

But it's not all racing racing racing...there's also a "party barge" near the windward mark for hecklers, shade, lounging and refreshments! It's a great place to hang out between races.....

It's truly a group effort, a real community effort, everyone does something to help get the race organized and keep it going.

"Look no harness!"....