East Coast Windfest - June Dates June 17-18, 2023
Heckscher State Park, NY
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Great Weekend of Racing! Two days of light wind racing and fun was had by all!
We'd like to thank Hampton Watersports, Severne Windsurfing and Starboard Windsurfing for getting this event together!
Severne has upped the ante and donated a Brand New Severne Blade 3.7 for the 2023 East Coast Windfest! Only those racing will receive a raffle ticket. Gotta be in it to win it! The Raffle will be held following the awards on Sunday. Winner must be present to receive the prize!
Heckscher State Park Entrance Toll Booth Fee: About $10.00
More about the East Coast Windsurfing Festival.
The East Coast Windfest returns for 2023! The ECWF is about getting together and having fun! Isn't this what windsurfing is all about? Those that have attended the ECWF in years past know how much fun this event is.
Race Format: All racing will be held at field 7 at Heckscher State Park, NY on June 17th and 18th 2023. There is NO WIND MINIMUM to race! We simply need to be able to move forward comfortably on a windsurf board. The actual course is subject to change depending on the number of racers and wind conditions. The course will have upwind and downwind legs. We will run multiple races on both Saturday and Sunday. All race classes will race together, but classes will be scored separately. We will use a points system for the final score. 1st place racer gets 1 point, 2nd place gets 2 points, 3rd place gets 3 points, etc. Points will be added together for all races for the final scores. The racers with the lowest scores in each class wins! We will drop a racer's worst score if more than 6 races are completed over the course of the weekend.
Official registration will be onsite from 10:00am - 11:00am on Saturday morning at the beach and is completely free of charge compliments of Severne, Starboard Windsurfing and Hampton Watersports.
Race Classes: Choose to enter the class that fits best:
Men's 6.5 ltd - Sails 6.5 and under / No boards with daggerboards / No Foils (SUP without daggerboards are ok for ltd class)
Men's Open - Any sail / Any Board - We will allow windsurf foils in Open class, however Heckscher typically has a lot of seaweed. Don't plan on breaking the sound barrier on your foil.
Women's 6.0 ltd - Sails 6.0 and under / No boards with daggerboards / No Foils (SUP without daggerboards are ok for ltd class)
Women's Open - Any sail / Any Board
Windsurfer LT Class - Men and women with a Windsurfer LT board and sail (or an original windsurfer)
Junior's - Boys and girls 17 years and under. Whatever gear they are comfortable using.
- All racers must have their race numbers clearly visible on both sides of the sail.
- It is up to the racers to supply their race numbers via stickers, duct tape or other method.
- NY State law requires flotation devices to be worn at all times while on the water (sorry, had to put it here as per the permit)
- Safety first! Always look out for your fellow racers
Saturday June 17, 2023:
- 10:00am -Skipper's meeting at the beach (Heckscher State Park, Field 7)
-10:30am-12:00pm - Registration on site
- 1:00pm - first possible start (we'll start when conditions are suitable and the course is set)
- Daily festivities conclude by 6:00pm
Sunday June 18, 2023
10:00 am - Skipper's meeting
12:00pm - first possible start for more racing
4:00pm - Awards ceremony at the beach.
So.... Are you in?
Please shoot Mike Burns an email and let him know that you are planning to attend the event. He'll add you to the list below. Registration will be on-site ate Heckscher State Park on Saturday morning.
Mike Burns - email@example.com
1st - Ken Tiu - (Starboard Windsurfer LT))
2nd - Dylan Burns (Severne / Starboard)
3rd - Joe Natalie (Severne)
4th - Pete Roesch
5th - Kurt Schmid
6th - Will Seibert
7th - Richard baker
8th - Jon Ford
9th - Zev Fixler
10th - George Pav
11th - Jeff Henderson
12th- Chip Marshall
13th - Can (Jon) Yazicioglu
14th - Delay Altiner
15th - Chris Goodwin
16th - George Papacharisis
1) Joe Natalie (Severne)
2) Pete Roesch
3) Kurt Schmid
4) Will Seibert
5) Richard Baker
6) Zev Fixler
7) Jeff Henderson
8) Chip Marshall
9) Chris Goodwin
10) George Papacharisis
Men's 6.5 LTD
1) Jon Ford
2) George Pav
1) Delay Altiner
Starboard Windsurfer LT
1) Ken Tiu
1) Dylan Burns
2022 East Coast Windfest - NY Results:
1st - Joe Natalie
2nd - Iggy Mon
3rd - Pete (The Terminator) Roesch
4th - Dylan Egeland
5th - Jeff Hendersen
6th - Rich Zakka
7th - Ian Warren
8th - David Egeland
9th - MarcinChamiel
10th - Rob Biaggi
11th - Anonymous Racer
Men 6.5 Ltd.
1st - Jake Agoos
2nd - Chris Goodwin
3rd - Kurt Schmid
1st - Ken Tiu
1st - Dylan Burns