2007-09-04

Poll Results and New Poll Question

Poll Results:
Have you ever competed in a windsurfing event?
No, never competed: 20 votes (42%)
Vintage Racing: 9 votes (18%)
Slalom Racing: 7 votes (15%)
Wave Sailing: 6 votes (13%)

Looks like the majority of visitors have never competed in a windsurfing event. The result likely shows that non-windsurfing visitors and/or windsurfers who have not had the opportunity, or prefer to sail without being in competition voted this choice. I guess another factor may be event organization and promotion. Often events are promoted within local clubs or groups, and no large scale national or PWA events are held in the continental USA. I find this interesting given the draw of large scale kiteboarding and surfing events, even here to Hatteras. At one time though here on the OBX, we had the Hatteras Island Windsurfing Championships.

Perhaps once the Hatteras Wave Challenge launches and is on track for May 2008, the wave sailing numbers may rise while the Never Competed numbers may decline.
This week's poll asks about your preferences for motivation to hit the water. The previous post raised a number of comments about conditions and whether a session was worth it. Lets see what is important to you!

5 Comments:

At 4:55 PM, Blogger caleb said...

I have an idea for a poll,lets vote for whos the biggest kook on hatteras island,or maybe since all windsurfers are kooks to some degree lets vote for a top ten kook list...

 
At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for Caleb as King of the Kooks, Grand Exalted Kookba, the Kookmeister Supremo, La Grande Kook, Kaze KoKo, the Wonderful Wizard of Kooks, the Kookinator, Kookalube, The Kook of Hatteras. There Calebs got the top 9 spots. Since this is Bill's blog we'll name the Kook of Blogs.

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger caleb said...

wow I made the entire top 10 list! what an honor.I guess only a kook would get sucked into such mindless blog banter...

 
At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is the criteria for qualifying, a missed off the lip re-entry onto whitewater before loosing control and wiping? Backflop? Nasty looking 3-yr yellow surf trunks?

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger PeconicPuffin said...

I think it shows that people like vintage racing. Does that go on down there anymore? We had a few VSCRA races up on Long Island several years ago, but the phenomenon seemed to go away.

 

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