Last September, The Challenge replaced The Crossing after an incredible, 28-year run. The focus switched from one BIG race to a full weekend of racing for both windsurfers and kiters. Racing provided the foundation that helped make windsurfing the fastest growing sport in the world.
Mille Lacs must always be synonymous with the word Challenge. Anyone who tests the winds and big water of Mille Lacs can relate to that word. Now we offer the chance to test and really develop skills by just trying to reach a mark before friends. Kiters and windsurfers alike, will share the waters on integrated courses, designed for those of all levels. And to keep the spirit of the Crossing present and relevant, a long-distance race is on the agenda, utilizing the double out’n'back format of the last four years.
This year would be the 30th year for the Mille Lacs Crossing, the longest-running and highest-attended windsurfing event in the western hemisphere. Since The Crossing was built off our racing program, anchored by one-design, it is only fitting that the Mille Lacs Challenge will also host the first Great Lakes Kona Cup. Kona One-design has become the most successful one-design program since the 80′s, because like the original Windsurfer, it entices entry-level development.
Contact us at Fleetfirstname.lastname@example.org to receive a Notice of Race in a PDF format as well as lodging info. It should provide all the necessary information. We will be accepting electronic registration by e-mail. If you have registered for a Fleet 8 event in the past two years, just provide your name, category, shirt size and preferred e-mail address for receiving Updates. You can pay by Paypal with the two PayPal Donate buttons, one for full participation and one for racer only or non-racer social. Guest fees can be paid at check-in time, so you only have to make one payment.