Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
US Windsurfing is thrilled to announce that Sam Bittner (organizer of the AWT wave tour), the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association and a group of Hood River supporters have banded together to rescue the 2012 US Windsurfing National Championships in Hood River this summer. The Slalom, Formula and Freestyle Nationals will take place at the Event Site in Hood River from July 23-26. Registration is open now at http://americanwindsurfingtour.com/windsurfing-nationals/ and more information about windsurfing in the Gorge can be found at http://gorgewindsurfing.org/
As excited as we are to make this announcement, we do know that some of you have already changed travel plans due to our cancellation notice that went out just a few days ago. We are so sorry for the confusion of the changing situation and the travel arrangement troubles that may have been caused. Everyone involved is working hard to make sure that the event will be fantastic and we hope to see you all there! Head AWT judge Matt Pritchard says "The US Nationals are the backbone of racing in the USA! We need to keep the flame alive and do everything we can to save the Nationals for 2012!"
And remember, the summer calendar is packed with other great events also. The Formula North American Championships will take place in San Francisco from July 17-22, San Carlos Cactus Cup Wave Contest is in San Carlos, Mexico from July 28-August 4, The Techno 293 Nationals/Kona New England Championships/RS:X East Coast Championships in Martha’s Vineyard from July 31-August 2 and the Kona North American Championships in Waconia, MN from August 24-28.
The full calendar of events can be found at http://www.uswindsurfing.org/?page_id=52