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Ocean Air Windfest

 

The Second Annual Ocean Air Windfest will be held during the week of:

October 24th to 31st 2020.

This page is where you'll find all the latest information.

*****Register Now Online*****

 

 

What is Ocean Air Windfest?

 We've thought long and hard about what makes windsurfing enjoyable.  It's not only that incredible feeling of flying across the water powered by the wind.   It's the people and the smiles that we share that only a windsufer can understand.  It's about getting on the water with your friends in any conditions.  The Ocean Air Windfest is an event to get windsurfers with all abilities on the water for some fun, to see old friends, and meet new people that share the same love for the sport.  


What's Happening at O.A.S. Windfest?

-Free clinics throughout the week hosted by Andy Brandt - ABK Boardsports

- Light wind racing

- High Wind Racing

-Foil Demo

- Swap

- Huge closeout sale on a boatload of gear at the shop.

- Severne 2021 Gear Demo

***All Demo gear at Ocean Air is free to try out for all those that sign up.  Find your new favorite board or sail and go rip it up behind the shop!***

$20.00 covers all wind related events for the week.

Register & pay on site at Ocean Air Sports on Sunday 10/24/20 

Week of 10/24-10/31

Saturday 10/24 - house rentals typically begin, racers arrive to Hatteras and hopefully catch an afternoon / sunset session

Sunday 10/25 - Skipper's meeting at 10:00 am at Ocean Air Sports

                         - Registration day at Ocean Air - Free-sailing

                        - Swap Meet in OAS parking lot.  

Monday - Light wind course racing OR high wind slalom

 Tuesday -  TBA

Wednesday- TBA

Thursday-  TBA

Friday  - TBA

Saturday - Free-sailing

 

How does the racing work? 

     The O.A.S. Windfest racing is for everyone!  Beginner to pro and everyone in between.  We want people to meet other windsurfers through some friendly racing with a fleet full of smiles and laughs on the water.  We'll have one day of light wind racing and another day of high wind racing.  

The light wind day will be a non-planing day.  Boards of choice will be SUPs and longboards.  It will be a shorter course with an upwind and downwind leg/s with multiple races. We're looking for less than 10mph winds for light wind racing.

The high wind race will be a slalom course or a modified slalom course with an upwind leg and tack to the first mark depending on the number of racers.  We'll do multiple high wind races as well.

Awards will be given in each class (see below). You'll be in the same class for the full event so choose your gear wisely :-)


Scoring:  The racers are responsible for having their race number on the Starboard Side of the sail!   Either use duct tape or have some custom number made.  You may use your USWA sail number, OBX-??? sail number or any number of your choice as long as it already isn't in use for this race.  For each race, the racer will be given a score based on their finish.  1st place will get .7 points, second place will get 2 points, 3rd place will 3 points, etc.  After the racing is finished, we add up the scores and the person with the lowest score wins.  

 

 

What racing class should I enter?

Men's Open Class:  

- Any board type.  

-Any sail size (NO foils, it's not deep enough)

Men's Limited:

-No sails over 6.5 (not even 6.6),

-No long boards

-No foils

-No boards with center fins

-No daggerboards

-No race SUP boards (Wave type SUP boards are ok)

-No slalom boards 

Women's Open Class:  

- Any board type.  

-Any sail size (NO foils, it's not deep enough)

Women's Limited:

-No sails over 6.0 (not even 6.1)

-No long boards

-No foils 

-No boards with center fins

-No daggerboards

-No race shaped SUP boards (wave type SUPs are ok)

-No slalom boards 

 

Junior's

- racers 16 years of age and under

-any gear (no foils)

 

 

 High Wind Results from last year below .