Detail information event

Event name2019 USA 100m speed challenge
Start DateTuesday, January 1, 2019
End DateWednesday, January 1, 2020
CountryUnited States

  Event description and NOR


2019 100m speed challenge to find the fastest windsurfers in the USA

Best 100m doppler speed anywhere in the USA

Any doppler gps approved by

Overall and regional divisions for NW, SW, NE, SE, N, S & Hawaii

Making speedsailing in America even greater!


Fastest windsurfers in the USA

Ken Winner Speed Series USBA 100m record
Mike Delehanty 44.45 knots Klickitat River Sandbar, Lyle WA, USA Sept. 1993

GPS 100m
Derek Nielsen 45.55 knots ARooBar, Chinook WA, USA Nov. 5th. 2009

HISTORY: In 1988 speedsailing was one of the most popular forms of windsurfing competition. To grow the sport in the USA event organisers decided simplicity was the key and 100m courses were a practical alternative to the 500m ones used overseas.

The US Boardsailing association became involved and sanctioned the results over 100m. From a practical point of view there were more locations in the USA where 100m courses could be setup. Both the organisers and US Boardsailing were right, by 1991 there were over 500 sailors posting 100m speeds in the US Boardsailing sanctioned Ken Winner Jantzen Speed Series. 

In 1993 the overall 100m USBA record was set at 44.45 knots, a record that stands to this day. In all over 1100 windsurfers participated and had 100m rankings from 1990 to 1995.

2019 Fastest Speed: 40.23 knots for the 100m, achieved on Aug. 7th at Hood River Sandbar by Roo.

2018 Fastest Speed: 40.06 knots for the 100m, achieved on Mar. 8th at ARooBar by Roo.

2017 Fastest Speed: 42.63 knots for the 100m, achieved on Dec. 29th at ARooBar by Roo.

2016 Fastest Speed: 42.27 knots for the 100m, achieved on Oct. 26th at ARooBar by Roo.

2015 Fastest Speed: 41.44 knots for the 100m, achieved on Oct. 31st at ARooBar by Roo.

2014 Fastest Speed: 42.59 knots for the 100m, achieved on Oct. 28th at ARooBar by Roo.

  Event messages

January 1st 2020

Another year another speed competition. Good to see some new names on the fast list this year giving the regulars a challenge!  Chris and Fabrice posted some nice sessions whilst Alex, Bob and Roo kept them honest. Denis and Boris got skunked out Weast at Pyramid and Washo lakes this year not posting any sessions. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and fast speeds for the new decade.

The overall 2019 100m ranking is:

1.  Kean Rogers "Roo" 40.23 knots 100m 08/07/19

2.  Chris Forenbaher 36.15 knots 100m 12/15/19

3.  Alexander Sosnin 34.76 knots 100m 09/06/2019

4.  Fabrice Gallez 33.79 knots 100m 08/17/2019

5.  Bob Conace 32.26 knots 100m 6/21/2019

Divisional Rankings

NW:      1. Roo 40.23 knots 100m Hood River Sandbar Channel course, OR
NE:       1. Chris 36.15 knots 100m New Suffolk Beach, Long Island, NY 
SW:      1. Fabrice 33.79 knots 100m San Luis reservoir, CA
SE:       1. Alex 31.12 knots 100m Salvo Day Use Area, Hatteras, NC
S:          1. Bob 32.26 knots 100m Bird Island Basin, TX
N:          1. 
Hawaii: 1.