Jem Hall Explains All

Almost every beginning windsurfer looks forward to the day when he or she can hook in and plane. The first planing day is a milestone - few of us ever forget the first day the board begins to slip and it seems everything goes to warp speed.


Planing speed Mr. Sulu

However, that's when the trouble begins. We've planed once but planing again seems so problematic. Everyone else is buzzing around and our board is just ploughing through the water. Worse, when we do get up to speed, the next step - getting into the straps - feels like we are standing one legged on top of a box car roaring around a mountain.

Frustrations mount. Again, while we struggle, others seem to so easily pop up on a plane, slip into the straps, drive upwind all while we are just bubbling in the water. Aaaagh!

Well, windsurf instructor extraordinaire, Jem Hall, has written a great article that will help. The writing is sparse but dense. There is no flowery prose but just a bunch of great points to keep in mind. Read it and reread it. And, hit us up with any questions.

Windsurf Magazine: Enhance Your Stance

Brazil and Illinois

I stumbled across this wonderful video via the Facebook page of a member of the WindsurfAtlanta Facebook group. I thought is was beautiful - wonderful photography, drone shots and a killer music track. I emailed its creator and star, Chad Ozdinc.

"Where in the world were these shots taken?" Brazil - yeah, the blue water makes sense - and closer to his current home of St. Louis, Carlisle Lake in Illinois. Chad considers Brazil his second home and it takes about 30 seconds of video to understand the appeal. But, the drone shots in Illinois are breath-taking on their own and serve to remind us how beautiful our sport is where ever it happens.

40th Annual Fall Classic Notice of Race

The Fall Classic is Cancelled due to Hurricane Michael impacting so many of our friends who attend each year. We hope to reschedule as soon as we can. Our thoughts are with those directly affected

The Atlanta Boardsailing Club and Lake Lanier Sailing Club
invite you to compete in the

40th Atlanta Fall Classic


40th Annual Fall Classic

Rules– The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020
including Appendix B- Windsurfing Competition Rules, the Class Rules of any applicable fleet, the printed Notice
of Race and the Sailing Instructions. The Sailing Instructions will be available at late registration/check-in at the
Lake Lanier Sailing Club pavilion. Advertising is unrestricted.

Entry– The regatta is open to sailboard competitors. There is no early registration, however please email the
regatta chair if you are coming –

. Registration will take place at the race site Friday
night and Saturday morning, October 13th & 14th at the LLSC pavilion. Plan for $80-ish entry fee. Meal deal for
non-racers (5 meals) - $40. Any group of 5 boards may compete in a trophy group including (but not limited to):
Open Unlimited • Sport (7.5 Ltd) • Kona • Formula • Foildoods
With enough entries, a Workshop Fleet may also be included. Within any of these, divisions (i.e. light-heavy,
men-women, etc) with 5 or more entries may also be formed as trophy groups. Trophies will be awarded to the
top three finishers in up to four divisions. Fleets, Classes and other divisions may be combined, created or deleted
at the discretion of the registrar.

Competition Format– Course Racing and/or Long Distance. The courses will be illustrated on the Official
Notice board at the LLSC pavilion. The Low Point scoring system will be used. One race must be completed to
constitute the regatta.

Wind Minimum– For any Formula Class, an 8 knot wind minimum, as measured on the RC Signal Boat, will be
observed. For all other classes, it is intended that after one race is completed, no race will be started in which
pumping would be the primary means of propulsion.

Schedule–
Friday: 1200 Club opens • Tuning - Practice • 1700 - Happy Hour & Registration 1900 - Suppah

Saturday: 0900-1000 - Registration & Check-in. 1030 - Competitors’ Meeting. 1130 - First possible start.
TBD lunch break (LLSC pavilion). 1800 - Happy Hour. 1930 - Dinner

Sunday: 1000 - Racing Resumes 1300- Last possible start

Venue– Lake Lanier is comfortably warm in October but cold fronts can bring strong wind and cooler
temperatures. Bring neoprene! Pets are allowed at LLSC except at the pavilion and with the usual expectations.
Live lake cam looks SW from clubhouse: http://www.llsc.com See alsohttps://windsportatlanta.com

Accomodations– Free camping at the race site (tent/van/RV sites & hot showers, but no hook-ups). Camping
with full hook-ups directly adjacent to LLSC at Old Federal Campground. www.recreation.gov/ Exit 8 at I-985:
Holiday Inn Express 678-730-5050, Renaissance Pine Isle Re$ort 770-945-8921. Exit 12 Hampton Inn & Suites
(770) 965-0357 Exit 16: Country Inn & Suites 800-456-4000. / Best Western 770-535-8080. / Jameson Inn 770-
533-9400. Quality Inn 770-287-1000. For more see: http://www.lakelanier.com.

Entry Fee Includes– Friday munchies & brews • Continental Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday & Sunday •
Dinner on Saturday • Commemorative shirt (or other thing) • Door Prizes • Trophies three deep in each division.

Directions to Lake Lanier Sailing Club– From Atlanta: North on I-85 then I-985 to Exit 8 • Left on Lanier
Islands P’way continue ~1.5 mile to traffic light (past West Marine) • Turn Right on McEver Rd continue 4 miles
to • Left on to Jim Crow Rd. (this becomes Old Federal Rd.) It’s 2.3 miles from McEver Rd. to LLSC entrance on
the left. From Charleston: Go to Atlanta, then see above.

For more information: Contact Chris Voith 404-386-8505 or

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Nags Head Fall 2018

Update: the trip is sold out. If you are interested in going in the spring, contact Barrett for details.

Barrett is planning another couple of weeks in Hatteras this fall and has a few openings. He stays up in Nags Head which shortens the drive a bit and there is good windsurfing out the back door. It's always a good trip and if you have ever wanted your picture taken windsurfing, this is your best bet as Barrett always takes great pics.

Quit reading about how much fun Hatteras is, just go already!

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