2016 Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival

Get Excited! It’s the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival THIS WEEKEND at Sailboard Beach in Worthington! See the schedule below to be sure not to miss any of the action!

2016 Schedule

• 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Food Vendors Open
• 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Windsurfers’ Registration
• 5:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. – Beer Garden
• 5:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremony, National Anthem and Flag Raising
• 5:45p.m. – Hitchville
• 8:30 p.m. – Kat Perkins

• 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Regatta Bike Ride Registration at Centennial Park (choose from 15, 30, and 50 mile routes plus a *new* 7-mile Family Trail Ride. Register here.)
• 9:00 a.m. – Regatta Bike Ride
• 9:30 a.m. – Skipper’s Meeting (with racing to follow)
• 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Kids’ Zone
• 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Food Vendors Open
• 12:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. – Beer Garden
• 3:00 p.m. – The Murphy Brothers Band
• 5:00 p.m. – Brat Pack Radio
• 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Regatta Chair Auction
• 8:30 p.m. – Drake White

• 9:30 a.m. – Skippers’ Meeting (with racing to follow)
• 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Food Vendors Open
• 12:00 p.m. – Zumba with Amy Roesner
• Afternoon – Windsurfing Awards Ceremony


World class racing along with a close audience makes this regatta an incredibly fun event.


Musicians from all over the country come to play at the Music Festival.


Worthington is one of the most diverse communities in the midwest. Look forward to the many food choices!


Come one, come all! We’ve got something for everyone and pride ourselves on keeping this a family friendly event!

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What's happening?

We’ve got so much going on at this one of a kind event, you’ll just have to see it to believe it!

  • Windsurfing Races Close Enough to Watch
  • Live Music
  • Wide Variety of Food
  • Activities for Kids and Parents
  • Family Friendly
  • Wi-Fi

So you’re thinking of coming to the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival and you might be thinking, “What’s Windsurfing? Can I try it out?” We’re excited to say that one of the best windsurfing instructors in the USA has attended our festival every year. Roger Jackson provides beginning instruction to all that wish to learn! He provides equipment for you to learn on, and instruction on land before getting in the water. If you’re looking to try out windsurfing for the first time, Worthington is the place to be!