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US Open >> Cheniere Velocity Games >> US Wind & Water Open

Post by wind.s » Mon, 14 May 2007 10:48:26


The event formally known as the US Open which recently became the
Cheniere Velocity Games is now the US Wind & Water Open. Please pass
the Haldol.
 
 
 

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Post by The Do » Mon, 14 May 2007 11:23:37


Quote:
> The event formally known as the US Open which recently became the
> Cheniere Velocity Games is now the US Wind & Water Open. Please pass
> the Haldol.

Based on the wind reports and forecast, I'm thinking the participants
are going to need some antidepressants.

Dog

 
 
 

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Post by wind.s » Mon, 14 May 2007 11:28:16



Quote:
>Based on the wind reports and forecast, I'm thinking the participants
>are going to need some antidepressants.

>Dog

I stopped knowing what day it was a couple weeks ago, though I'm good
to go for Mother's Day. I realized after I posted that they are in the
middle of the event. That sucks, I hope some miraculous front comes
through.

 
 
 

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Post by bodne.. » Mon, 14 May 2007 23:29:20

2 days of light to no wind racing at the us open in corpus so far.
Day 3 looks dismal as galveston bay is glassed over this morning.
Yesterday saw only 1 start that was a photo op for the rented
helicopter.
More at www.stevebodner.blogspot.com
 
 
 

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Post by matt » Wed, 16 May 2007 12:14:38


Quote:
>2 days of light to no wind racing at the us open in corpus so far.
> Day 3 looks dismal as galveston bay is glassed over this morning.
> Yesterday saw only 1 start that was a photo op for the rented
> helicopter.
> More at www.stevebodner.blogspot.com

Steve, no disrespect and I hope I am not missing anything obvious here but
please correct the erroneous statement on your website .
You're stating on your website that you are the "2006 US Windsurfing
Champion" , when actually you placed 3rd in 2006 after Steve Sylvester and
Ron Kern in the Formula class  . You were also 3rd in the Formula class in
2005 and 2004 and were 22nd in 2003. That is according to the USWindsurfing
posted rankings .
There are lots of lurkers and perhaps beginners reading usenet and your blog
, also posts and websites are archived forever and it wouldn't be fair to
Steve and Ron , or to the Hybrid and Open class guys to not set the record
straight.

Thanks,
Matt

 
 
 

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Post by a_ma.. » Thu, 17 May 2007 00:30:25


Quote:


> >2 days of light to no wind racing at the us open in corpus so far.
> > Day 3 looks dismal as galveston bay is glassed over this morning.
> > Yesterday saw only 1 start that was a photo op for the rented
> > helicopter.
> > More atwww.stevebodner.blogspot.com

> Steve, no disrespect and I hope I am not missing anything obvious here but
> please correct the erroneous statement on your website .
> You're stating on your website that you are the "2006 US Windsurfing
> Champion" , when actually you placed 3rd in 2006 after Steve Sylvester and
> Ron Kern in the Formula class  . You were also 3rd in the Formula class in
> 2005 and 2004 and were 22nd in 2003. That is according to the USWindsurfing
> posted rankings .
> There are lots of lurkers and perhaps beginners reading usenet and your blog
> , also posts and websites are archived forever and it wouldn't be fair to
> Steve and Ron , or to the Hybrid and Open class guys to not set the record
> straight.

> Thanks,
> Matt

Matt,
Steve won the Formula title at the 2006 US Windsurfing Nationals;
that's separate of the National Race Tour ranking (which is a
composite of a bunch of different events). See here for results of
that event: http://www.mauinationals.com/overall.asp

-Andreas
http://g-42.blogspot.com

 
 
 

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Post by bodne.. » Thu, 17 May 2007 00:58:01


Quote:


> >2 days of light to no wind racing at the us open in corpus so far.
> > Day 3 looks dismal as galveston bay is glassed over this morning.
> > Yesterday saw only 1 start that was a photo op for the rented
> > helicopter.
> > More atwww.stevebodner.blogspot.com

> Steve, no disrespect and I hope I am not missing anything obvious here but
> please correct the erroneous statement on your website .
> You're stating on your website that you are the "2006 US Windsurfing> Champion" , when actually you placed 3rd in 2006 after Steve Sylvester and

 > Ron Kern in the Formula class  . You were also 3rd in the Formula
class in

Quote:
> 2005 and 2004 and were 22nd in 2003. That is according to the USWindsurfing
> posted rankings .
> There are lots of lurkers and perhaps beginners reading usenet and your blog
> , also posts and websites are archived forever and it wouldn't be fair to
> Steve and Ron , or to the Hybrid and Open class guys to not set the record
> straight.

> Thanks,
> Matt

Matt-
US Windsurfing National Ranking Tour is your best 6 regatta scores for
the season.
While I only did 4 NRT events, both Ron and Steve S (as well as a few
others) were able to get more than 6+ NRT regattas in last season and
get more points for the ranking tour.
As Andreas and pointed out- I won the US Windsurfing National
Championship in the Formula Class at the National Championship last
summer in Maui.
Typically thats how a class decides their national champion for the
year- but your are correct- both Steve and Ron log way more time on
the water than me and travel to more Florida events to collect the
points.
I have the utmost respect for those guys who show up in Florida to
race in the light wind. That is dedication!
Thanks for reading the blog-
Steve
USA 4
 
 
 

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Post by windsurfwahin » Thu, 17 May 2007 05:17:31

Just read your blog on the US Wind and Water Open.  I know the Texas
heat can be brutal and even make some delirious but...you were
windsurfing in Corpus Christi Bay not Galveston.  Uh...you can't sail
there from here.   ;-)
That had to be the worst spring weekend here in CC I have ever seen.
Last year I watched the games for awhile then went to Oleander and
rigged 3.7... There is always next year.
 
 
 

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Post by wind.s » Thu, 17 May 2007 05:39:24

On 15 May 2007 13:17:31 -0700, windsurfwahine

Quote:

>you were
>windsurfing in Corpus Christi Bay not Galveston.

Thanks, that surprised me too, I suddenly thought I knew a lot less
about Corpus.
 
 
 

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Post by Dan Weis » Thu, 17 May 2007 07:02:02


Quote:


> >2 days of light to no wind racing at the us open in corpus so far.
> > Day 3 looks dismal as galveston bay is glassed over this morning.
> > Yesterday saw only 1 start that was a photo op for the rented
> > helicopter.
> > More atwww.stevebodner.blogspot.com

> Steve, no disrespect and I hope I am not missing anything obvious here but
> please correct the erroneous statement on your website .
> You're stating on your website that you are the "2006 US Windsurfing
> Champion" , when actually you placed 3rd in 2006 after Steve Sylvester and
> Ron Kern in the Formula class  . You were also 3rd in the Formula class in
> 2005 and 2004 and were 22nd in 2003. That is according to the USWindsurfing
> posted rankings .
> There are lots of lurkers and perhaps beginners reading usenet and your blog
> , also posts and websites are archived forever and it wouldn't be fair to
> Steve and Ron , or to the Hybrid and Open class guys to not set the record
> straight.

> Thanks,
> Matt

HI Matt:  Your point is one of some understandable confusion.  At one
time, US Windsurfing hosted a single regatta called the US Windsurfing
National Championship (or other similar name) and the winner of the
Men's Open Class was crowned US National Champion for that year.  In
truth, there were multiple classes and divisions, some one design
class racing and all (or most) subdivided further into age groups and/
or weight classes.  Simply getting into the National regatta was no
small feat; many times sailors gained entry by qualifying as high
enough through a series of regional regattas.  Still, the Men's Open
champion took home the popular title of National Champion despite many
other racers holding individual titles in their respective scoring
divisions.   National Chamions, all.

About a decade ago, US Windsurfing discarded the qualification
requirement and opened the Nationals to all members of US Windsurfing
as a way to broaden involvement in orgainized windsurf racing.  I
recall my own frustration of trying to qualify for the Ntional as a
young racer, only to fail to place high enough in my region's series
to "make it to the show."

Just a few years ago, US Windsurfing created an open format National
Race Tour, where any racer could register and race.  Just as it all
began, each NRT regatta recognizes winners across several classes and
divisions. Results from each NRT regatta are weighted by the number of
entrants in each division or class, and then applied to the overal
point tally for the NRT championship.

In addition, US Windsurfing continues to host the US Windsurfing
National Championship as one of the stops on the National Race Tour.
Champions are crowned in each class/division as always, and bragging
rights abound for every champion for one year. Winning the Formula
division is no small feat, as it continues to be the class where the
world's best shortboard racers come to compete.  Kudos to Steve for
his performance.

The National Race Tour crowns overall NRT Champions.  Though no less
impressive, winning the overall NRT seems to lack the luster of
winning the US Nationals, though racing is racing and you gotta' show
up to win.  Steve Bodner and Steve Sylvester each are very dedicated
racers and each regularly dust the pros.

-Dan Weiss
Director, US Windsurfing
Northeast Region

 
 
 

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Post by barryxw.. » Thu, 17 May 2007 21:17:23

And to make things even more confusing, there's the TX State
Championships, which is a great event, but really can't claim to crown
any race series winner because it's only one race and doesn't cap off
a series or season of competing. It's all about the title baby...

-B

 
 
 

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Post by The Do » Thu, 17 May 2007 22:53:13


Quote:
> And to make things even more confusing, there's the TX State
> Championships, which is a great event, but really can't claim to crown
> any race series winner because it's only one race and doesn't cap off
> a series or season of competing. It's all about the title baby...

> -B

It wasn't about an individual champ, Barry...  TX Champs started way
back in the day as a competition among the TX clubs.  A club was
crowned champ based on how their members did.  There was even a club
trophy.

And it was part of a series started by DFW Boardsailing Association (I
think...  not sure.  But I know that NTWR did not start it).  The rest
of the series has long since died.

They'll probably rename it some day. But I'm guessing not till after
the current incarnation of the Dallas club dies.  After all, old
habits (and names) die hard.

Dog

 
 
 

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Post by The Do » Thu, 17 May 2007 22:54:33


Quote:
> And to make things even more confusing, there's the TX State
> Championships, which is a great event, but really can't claim to crown
> any race series winner because it's only one race and doesn't cap off
> a series or season of competing. It's all about the title baby...

> -B

p.s.  Be sure to send your trophies back....  I know you wouldn't want
to be associated with any kind of dishonesty.  ;-)
 
 
 

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Post by barryxw.. » Fri, 18 May 2007 09:02:34

No intent on my part to discredit TX State and/or put people on the
defensive. TX State always makes my Short List - wish I could go every
year.
Besides, I have a really cool TX State trophy from a few years back
that has a picture of me beating Guy Miller, which is a rare event.

-B


Quote:
> p.s.  Be sure to send your trophies back....  I know you wouldn't want
> to be associated with any kind of dishonesty.  ;-)

 
 
 

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Post by matt » Fri, 18 May 2007 13:40:53


Quote:



>> >2 days of light to no wind racing at the us open in corpus so far.
>> > Day 3 looks dismal as galveston bay is glassed over this morning.
>> > Yesterday saw only 1 start that was a photo op for the rented
>> > helicopter.
>> > More atwww.stevebodner.blogspot.com

>> Steve, no disrespect and I hope I am not missing anything obvious here
>> but
>> please correct the erroneous statement on your website .
>> You're stating on your website that you are the "2006 US Windsurfing>
>> Champion" , when actually you placed 3rd in 2006 after Steve Sylvester
>> and
> > Ron Kern in the Formula class  . You were also 3rd in the Formula
> class in
>> 2005 and 2004 and were 22nd in 2003. That is according to the
>> USWindsurfing
>> posted rankings .
>> There are lots of lurkers and perhaps beginners reading usenet and your
>> blog
>> , also posts and websites are archived forever and it wouldn't be fair to
>> Steve and Ron , or to the Hybrid and Open class guys to not set the
>> record
>> straight.

>> Thanks,
>> Matt

> Matt-
> US Windsurfing National Ranking Tour is your best 6 regatta scores for
> the season.
> While I only did 4 NRT events, both Ron and Steve S (as well as a few
> others) were able to get more than 6+ NRT regattas in last season and
> get more points for the ranking tour.
> As Andreas and pointed out- I won the US Windsurfing National
> Championship in the Formula Class at the National Championship last
> summer in Maui.
> Typically thats how a class decides their national champion for the
> year- but your are correct- both Steve and Ron log way more time on
> the water than me and travel to more Florida events to collect the
> points.
> I have the utmost respect for those guys who show up in Florida to
> race in the light wind. That is dedication!
> Thanks for reading the blog-
> Steve
> USA 4

Steve,

Thanks for the info , clarification and patience and your detailed blog .

You seem to travel a lot with your gear , how are you able to ship it back
and forth without getting lost/damaged or without costing more than the gear
itself ?

Just this year you seem to have been from California to Florida, Texas , all
far apart , logistics could turn into a nightmare. The very few times I had
to ship large items like boards, kayaks , even snow skis , almost always
turned out some *** surprises , damage, missing stuff etc. .

Thanks,
Matt