Event Thanks and Wrap.
This being our 9th Annual Windfest means next year will be the events 10th birthday celebration.
We can only hope to get another year like this.
Again this year, like previous years, it's been the people who've joined in that have made it so memorable. From 7am briefings to late arvo blasting and late night drinks, there has always been smiles on everyone's faces and always a fantastic laid back approach brought to being involved.
there are a lot of people that deserve our thanks. There are those that drove for days to get here and those that took time from family and work to join in.
Also Thanks to Theresa and Gayle for the catering. Andy for sourcing the drinks and meat and helping throughout the event whenever needed. Peter De Laet for bringing a van full of buoys, flags and event equipment and for being at the front of the line when stuff needed doing. Irene for the help at the bbq. Dylan and Kellie for late night tech support. Kerry for sorting all of the WOD stuff and starting the races and the Australian Windsurfer One Design Association for their help. Peter for help on the start line and the use of his boat.
Plus thanks to everyone that got someone a drink, enjoyed a conversation or helped in any small way during the event.
Also Thanks to our sponsors.
the sponsors do this because they want to give something back to the sport.
Surf FX - Both Ian and Michael compete each year and bring a bag of kit along to show their support
Sunshine Coast Sailboards - Dieter is always ready to help
Windsurfing Gear - Andy has come onboard this year for the first time as well as competing himself.
KA72 - Dylan provides software support each year.
Wingenuity - Support for the one design fleet was so appreciated.
Burrum River Quest - Paula and Greg are a lot of help out on the water.
Plus our Windfest Major Sponsors.
Hot Sails Maui - Australia - Jonathan continues to provide a new GPS sail along with caps and merch
Wind and Surf - Peter has provided so many boards to the prize pool.
We always seem to get an amazing prize pool to celebrate with.
Now to the event results,
A big congrats to Josh and Johanna for taking out the WOD QLD State Titles and to Geoff and Vando for taking out the Rashie titles.
now starting with Speed Sailing.
Yellow Rashie (open) - surf fx harness lines and beer
Michel Van Der Plit - 260.469 points
Brian Hooper - 251.618 points
Chris Kerin - 249.885 points
Red Rashie (legends) surf fx harness lines and beer prize.
Geoff Ringe - 232.714 points
Bruce Healey - 228.914 points
Tibor Ferenczy - 225.082 points
Open Class 2 sec - trophy and t-shirt
Michel Van Der Pligt - 35.232
Mark Richardson - 32.025
Chris Kerin - 31.597
5x10 - trophy and windsurfing gear voucher
Michel Van Der Pligt - 33.216
Mark Richardson - 30.430
Brian Hooper - 30.049
NM - trophy and windsurfing gear voucher
Michel Van Der Pligt - 28.156
Roland Schmid - 26.890
Chris Kerin - 26.797
1hr - trophy and t-shirt
Justin Lord - 22.674
Brian Hooper - 20.835
Dennis Winstanley - 20.513
Alpha - windsurfing gear voucher
Chris Kerin - 22.403
Michel Van Der Pligt - 21.994
Brian Hooper - 20.786
Legends 5x10 - trophy and black projects hat
Geoff Ringe - 29.290
Bruce Healey - 28.622
Tibor Ferenczy - 27.819
NM - trophy and hot sails hat
Geoff Ringe - 26.258
Bruce Healey - 25.826
Tibor Ferenczy - 23.234
Womens - trophies and surf fx Neil pryde helmet.
5x10 Anne - 25.845
NM Anne - 21.743
Now the Course Racing.
Windsurfer One Design - trophy and Wingenuity WOD sail.
Windsurfer One Design QLD Champion - Josh Green
2nd place - Peter De Laet
Womens Windsurfer One Design QLD Champion - trophy and hot sails hat.
Raceboard Class - trophy and beer.
1st - Dennis Winstanley
2nd - Michael Corkeron
3rd - Darryl Jones
4th - Tim O'Sullivan
Once racing was complete we held the Windfest event Party and Prize Ceremony. All winners received trophies and prizes for first place results.
Congrats also to those that received a lucky draw prize. the 2 major prizes were.
Hot Sails Maui - Australia GPS sail - Michael Van Der Pligt
Wind and Surf Board - Darryl Jones
this year we had plenty of lucky draw prizes to help us share the joy.
congrats to, Geoff Ringe for winning the Sunshine Coast Sailboards boom. Tom Cameron for the sunshine coast sailboards fin, Anne Lewis for the Surf FX boom plus all those that won windsurfing gear vouchers.
Next year is our Birthday!!!!