News Archive


  • Rumor has it that there was an unofficial, run by nobody Bay Challenge on August 22, 2020. Rumor also has it that there may have been a finish order as follows:

    1. GBR451     2. USA 18     3. USA-882     4. 44     5. usvyv     6. S3     7. L9


  • End of Season Party!! Weyman is coordinating with the Berkeley Yacht club to have awards and food after the last race on 9/19 for the racers. Awards will be presented for:

    A fleet 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
    B fleet 1st.
    Junior 1st.
    Foiling Windsurfer 1st.
    Most improved
    Most inspirational.

    Please let Weyman know your votes for most improved and most inspirational sailors for 2015.

    All racers and guests are invited. Please let Weyman know ASAP how many in your party will be attending.

    Also, for those of you who have CalCup trophies from past seasons, please bring them to the event so that they can be engraved for the 2015 series.


  • We're on for the CalCup End of Season Party and Awards Banquet this Saturday November 23. The bar opens at 6pm and dinner will be served at 7pm.

    What: Annual CalCup End of Season Party and Awards Banquet
    When: Saturday November 23 at 6pm
    Where: Berkeley Yacht Club
    1 Seawall Drive Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510) 843-9292

  • The CalCup end of season party will be held on Saturday November 23 at the Berkeley Yacht Club from 6pm to 10pm. Please RSVP so that Mike can let the club know approximate #s. thanks!

  • We're "on" for CalCup racing in conjunction with the America's Cup this Saturday August 24! Please click here for the NOR, more details about the logistics, and the course map.

  • Participate in this year’s Nationals without the hassles/expense of hauling gear across the country! In case you haven’t heard already, Trident Sports will be providing Phantom 295 boards and complete rigs for charter for Nationals this summer in LA. They will be available with either the 7.5 m sail or the 8.5 m sail. The cost varies depending on when you order your charter as follows:

    · Order by May 31 - $250
    · After May 31 by June 30 - $300
    · After June 30 by July 15 - $350

    Each complete package will be available for sale for $1,499.00 after Nationals (retails for $2,549). Shipping can be arranged for $160 flat rate.

    Orders for charter boards should be made directly to Josh Shirley of Trident Sports at

    Only a limited number will be made available so order early.

    The 2013 US Windsurfing Nationals will be held in Cabrillo Beach (Southern California) from August 4-9 2013. The event web site can be found here:

  • Xavier Ferlet is organizing a new Slalom race series this summer in Cabrillo Beach in L.A.. This may be a good opportunity to go down and warm up at the venue prior to the U.S. Nationals which are also going to be held at Cabrillo Beach. There is a beautiful new web site with all of the details here:

  • The NOR's and a very nice and comprehensive event web site are now available for the 2013 US Windsurfing Nationals:

  • The 2013 US Windsurfing National Championships will be held in Cabrillo Beach (Southern California) from August 4-10 2013. Save the date and check out the event web site for further details to follow:


  • The CalCup end of season party will be held on Saturday November 10 at the Berkeley Yacht Club from 6pm to 10pm. Dinner will be $15 per person. Please RSVP so that Mike can let the club know approximate #s. thanks!

  • 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

    and more information about windsurfing in the Gorge can be found at

    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

  • Here's a cool mention of CalCup on the latest post from DaNews Blog:

  • Some important changes to the CalCup rules for 2012: If racing is canceled for any reason on the scheduled Saturday date, the racing will be re-run the very next day (Sunday) that same weekend. If the whole weekend (Saturday and Sunday) ends up as a DNR (Did Not Race), that event will NOT be re-scheduled at a later date. There are no make up dates. Please review this new rule (#14) and the rest of the CalCup racing rules here.




  • We'd like to thank the following people who generously donated their time and energy this season!

    Rachel Herrmann
    Danielle Svehla-Christianson
    Paul Kamen
    Little Bear
    Andy Brandt
    Pete Dekay
    Greg Bernstein
    Sylvain Gillard
    Auric Horneman
    Miranda Mickiewicz
    Sonya Schoenberger, and her Mother and Sister.
    Alex Muschler
    Aidan Juengling-bean
    Emmett McDonald

    Racing Rules Judge
    Bryan McDonald

    Clinics Bryan McDonald, Al Mirel & Chris Radkowski

    Also big thanks to Rachel Herrmann and Matt Gingo

  • At long last we can announce our end of season awards party! Date: Saturday, 7th November 2009 Time: 6pm - 10pm Location: Pomegranate Restaurant, 1585 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703.

    This no longer a ‘pot luck event, but instead every guest is responsible for their own tab for food and drinks. Please contact, ASAP, if you will attend this new venue, and with your number of guests attending. We look forward to seeing you all at the 2009 party.

  • The Windsurfing Task Force presented this video last week to the Board of Directors, House of Delegates and President of US Sailing at the US Sailing Annual General Meeting. The Windsurfing Task Force is working with US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Team to develop a National Youth Sailing Team, and this video recaps some of the major youth windsurfing events in the USA in 2009. Pretty cool:

  • The final 2009 season results for CalCup and the StFYC Friday Night Series have been posted to the results area.

  • The SF Classic & UN Challenge Results are now available.

  • Elvstrom-Zellerbach Regatta: racing photos by Arnaud Lepert, awards presentation photos by Melanie Roberts.

  • 4-25-09 CalCup Berkeley: presentation by Bryan McDonald, photos by Emmett McDonald)

  • Photos from the first Calcup race of 2009 courtesy of David Wells.