September has been a great month. We have had the pleasure of a number of great guest attending the Midwest Speed Quest.
John Whaley of Dallesport Washington spent a few days in Worthington in early September. John is a skilled sailor who visitied the Worthington area while on duty managing and maintaining some of the many Large Wind Generators in the area
Don and Annabel Ferguson of Windsor Ontario spent 4 days in Worthington in early this month. They are accomplished and well traveled Top Canadan Windsurfers who ventured to the USA for a few days of Speed Sailing. They both turned in very impressive sessions considering the nominal conditions during their stay in Worthington. Don holds 10th Position in the Men's Category, and Annabel in in First Position in the Women's Category. They were guests for several days at the Worthington AmericInn, and also spent several days with the Bergh's. They were most welcome guests, and we hope they return in 2008.
Richard White of Portland Oregon is the current leader of the 2007 Midwest Speed Quest. Richard has been attending many US WIndsurfing National Race Tour Events in the 2007 Season. Richard spent 5 days in Worthington as a guest of the Midwest Speed Quest. He was awaiting a "Worthington High Wind Alert". Although no High Winds presented during his stay in Worthington, Richard and his dog Murphy spent a few restful days, and are not attending the Windpower Championships, Sept 21-23 in Fon du Lac Wisconsin. This is a great Regatta, and is sponsored by Windpower Windsurfing and Kevin Gratton.
As the High Winds of Autumn approach Worthington, we look for other visiting windsurfers to attend. We have had contacts from Windsurfers in Michigan, Texas, California and Georgia. Will one of these windsurfers exceed the top speed of 31.94 knots set by Richard White on June 7th? Will one of the Top Sailors from 2006 return yet this year to claim First Place in 2007?
The First Prize of $1000 CASH will be awarded to the Winner!
The Midwest Speed Quest remains open to all Windsurfers. You is invited to enter a session until October 15th. This Event is designed to be fun. We are geared to beginning sailors and well as the top racers. The Event remains completely free, and there are no entry fees.
There are many prizes and free gear give aways courtesy our great Sponsors such as Dakine, Murray Sports, KA Sails, Windsurf Deal, La Azteca Mexican Restaurant, LOCOSYS Technology, Aquapac International, AmericInn of Worthington, and the Worthington Chamber of Commerce.
Let us know when you are planning to attend. We will assist with your travel expenses, including gasoline. We would be delighted to provide free or discounted motel rooms at the AmericInn of Worthington. We have great discounted meals at La Azteca, the best Mexican Restaurant anywhere. The Worthington Chamber of Commerce is at your service to assist with yout travel plans to Worthington. The Midwest Speed Quest Crew will meet you at the Sioux Falls or Worthington Airport to assist you with trasportation.
We have free refreshments and hot meals served on the Beach.
We provide the most precise GPS units available: the LOCOSYS GT-11.
We have lots of great demo gear for you, courtesy KA Sails Australia, and from Starboard International.
We have free Hot Showers, Pet Care, Child Care, Spousal Care (care of the Windsurfing Widow), all provided on-site!!!
We look forward to seeing you before October 15th.
The Midwest Speed Quest Crew
Craig Bergh and Family