Dream Team - School Guru
Join Date: Aug 2006
Results: 2006 Midwest Speed Quest
Hello Fellow Windsurfers.
It is time to announce the results of the 2006 Midwest Speed Quest.
The racers competed in this event by wearing a portable GPS unit. The
speeds were based on the "Average of 5 Ten Second Runs". The GPS data
was entered into a computer, and the data was carefully analyzed.
Speeds were calculated to .01 knots with great precision. The tools and
methods used were consistent with International Speed Sailing Events.
The results are also on our web site:
The final results are:
First Place: Chris Lock, Plainview MN 31.00 knots (35.70 mph).
Second Place: Jay Corbett, Richfield MN 30.87 knots (35.51 mph)
Third Place: Adam Anderson, Eagen MN 29.96 knots (34.85 mph)
Fourth Place: Andrew Anderson, San Francisco CA 29.62 knots (34.08
Fifth Place: Jeff Adamski, Elk River, MN 29.04 knots (33.42 mph)
ICongratulations the winners. Chris will receive $1000 CASH, Jay will
receive $500, Adam $250, Andrew $125, and Jeff $75.
These Top Five Racers will also receive a $50 Gift Certificate towards
the purchase of a G Sport Precision Fin This certificate is valid at
WindPower Windsurfing, Fon du Lac, WI. Three of the top five racers
used the G Sport Precision Fin to win the Midwest Speed Quest. Thank
you Kevin Gratton and Bill Kline!
6th Place David Cleveland, Howard Lake, MN 28.49 knots (32.79 mph)
7th Place Ulf Jentler, Des Moines, Iowa 27.64 knots (31.81 mph)
8th Place Richard White, Portland Oregon 27.30 knots (31.42 mpn)
9th Place Steve Johnson, Shore View, Minnesoa 27.12 knots (31.16 mph)
10th Place Jeff Hegwer, Worthington, Minnesota 27.01 knots (31.08 mph)
Our 6th to 10th Racers will receive a free copy of the new "FASTER" DVD
by Peter Hart. Peter Hart and Side Off Videos are the newest Sponsors
of the MIdwest Speed Quest.
Peter Hart is a top British Windsurfer and creates great educational
Windsurfing DVDs. Side Off Video is a leading US distributor of
windsurfing and kiting DVDs. Check out their links on our "Sponsors"
Page. The "FASTER" DVD is recommended!
The Midwest Speed Quest would also like to recognize Junior (18 and
Junior Womens: Lisa Kremer Worthington, MN 22.55 knots (25.95 mph)
Junior Mens: Jason Swanson, Worthington, MN 25.91 knots (29.79 mph)
The competition for 2006 was extremely close. The difference between
First and Second Place was a mere 0.13 knots (0.19mph)!
We had a great turnout with 42 Windsurfers participating.
Of these 42 racers, 9 were first time sailors. Some of our more senior
sailors have windsurfed for over 25 years.
Our youngest sailor was first time sailor Rebecca Christenson age 10.
Over 73 separate Speed Sailing Sessions and more than 1425 Miles of
Speed Sailing were officially recorded on Lake Okabena during this
The 2006 High Mileage Award goes to Chris Lock with a total of 267
miles total for all recorded sessions, and to Jay Corbett with 188
On October 6 and 7, Chris sailed 138 miles and Jay sailed 101 miles.
These were brutal sailing conditions with winds ranging between 25-40
mph on both days. The competition was intense. These guys have a story
to tell here.
The most sessions were recorded by Jason Swanson (8), followed by Chris
Lock (7), Jeff Hegwer (7), and Arnie Cleveland (6).
Formula Sessions were turned in by Ulf Jentler, Jeff Adamski, and Lisa
Arnie Cleveland and Jack Wiley represented Long Board Division.
I would like to thank Jeff Hegwer and Jason Swanson for all their
assistance during the 2006 season. I would also like to thank Arnie
Cleveland for his assistance, and high level of enthusiasm for Speed
I really want to thank the Sailors. All the sailors over the last 6
months were an exceptional group of people, and they demonstrated both
Courtesy and fine Sportsmanship. Please come back in 2007!
The Midwest Speed Quest was designed to be different. The Event was
free to participants. This was a Windsurfing Destination where sailors
of all skill levels could participate in a Speed Sailing Competition.
The schedule was open 7 days a week for a 6 month period. Any visiting
sailor was assured of the chance to participate anytime he/she was in
All the work associated with this event was was done on a volunteer
basis. Meals and refreshments were served beach side all season long
without charge. A special thanks to my wife Pamela Bergh for the many
fine meals cooked and served over the last 6 months to the visiting
The Midwest Speed Quest is made possible by the support of our
Sponsors. These Sponsors allowed us to award $2000 in prize money, and
the many drawings for many Gift Certificates and Prizes given all
I encourage you to support these the Sponsors. Visit their links on the
"Sponsors" Page. Call these guys buy your gear from them. Tell these
Sponsors you appreciate their support of of the Midwest Speed Quest.
This will assure we can do this again in 2007.
I would like to identify and thank our Sponsors at this time.
Thank you E&J Enterprizes. 1-519-357-2761. These guys will build a
custom lightweight aluminum windsurfing trailer to your exact
specification and deliver to your door! I bought one 2 years ago and it
is great. (And I can pull it behind my small car)
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 the GPS unit, and they float too. We have not had a GPS failure
in 2 years of hard use. A handy link to Aquapac can be found on our
Thank you Windsurfing Hawaii (1-310-375-5830) and KA Sails Australia.
They provided the demonstrator KA Koncept Speed Sails in 2006. These
sails were tested by many of our sailors. Chris Lock, Hefff Corbett,
and Jeff Adamski all won using the KA Koncept Sail.
Thank you Scuba Center 1-612-925-4818. They are a multi line
Windsurfing and Scuba dealer located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Thank you Dakine for being a great supporter of The Midwest Speed
Quest. Many Dakine Products were given out this year courtesy of
And thank you Ezzy Sails USA for also supporting this Event. A number
of Ezzy Gift Certificates were given out thi year. I know these winners
and they really like their new sails.
Thank you Sioux Valley Worthington Clinic and Sioux Valley Regional
Health Services. This is a leading full service Medical Clinic with
locations across SW Minnesota and SW South Dakota.
Thank you Bedford Industries, Worthington, MN. Innovators in Twist Tie
Applications, Product Identification, Bendable Components, and
Packaging Solutions. Bedford Industires is also home to two great
Thank you Kathy Lesnar of Ax Portrait Studio 1-507-376-9191,
Worthington, MN. Quality Portraits at an Affordable Price.
Thank you Worthington Windsurfing Regatta. Home of the Coolest 3 Day
Fusion of Live Music and Windsurfing. Now in its 8th year! See you the
second weekend in June!
Thank you Worthington Anesthesia Services. Providing excellent
anesthesia services for over 15 years. Also growing 2 families of
Thank you Bill Kline of G Sport Precision Fins. Our top sailors found
your fins really did make them faster. How about First Second and Thrid
Place!!! And Thank You Kevin Gratton of WindPower Windsurfing for
teaming up with G Sport by providing $50 Gift Certificates to our Top
Thank you to Starboard and Trident for allowing us to demo a Starboard
iSonic 105 for the season. Our best sailors tested this board, and had
some great sessions. The iSonic was used to win Second Place.
Thanks again to our newest sponsors, Peter Hart, Creator of the Master
Class Windsurfing Instructional DVD Series, and to Side Off Video,
Distributor of Windsurfing and Kiting Videos 1-805-927-8838
THANKS AGAIN AND SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!
The Midwest Speed Quest
133 Lake Avenue'
Worthington, MN 56187