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The U. S. Open results from 1988-2001 and background information were taken from an inactive CCWA web site.  None of the links below are active but the web site can be viewed at  http://ccwind.tripod.com/index.html

US Open Windsurfing Regatta
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Windsurfer US Open
Windsurfing Regatta
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Corpus Christi, TX, May 22-27, 2002
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The 2002 US Open Windsurfing Regatta and Kiteboarding Championship and the Nationals were held May 22-27 at Oleander Point with lots of good wind and competition. See the new US Open website for race results and more information. The 2001 U.S.Cellular US Open Windsurfing Regatta and Kiteboarding Championship was super with lots of great racing.  Check out the newspaper articles in the May 26, 27 , 28 , 29 , and 30 CC Caller Times.  A selection of photos of the 2001, 2000, and 1999 regattas are in the U.S. Cellular US Open Gallery .  For the 2000 regatta, check out the articles in the May 27 , 28 , 29 , and 30 CC Caller Times.  Check out the kitesurfing article too.  For the 1999 regatta, check out these CC Caller Times articles about the event: May 29May 30May 31, and June 1
2001U.S.Cellular US Open Final results:
(CCWA members in blue)
Course Racing:
Amature Sports: Techno: 
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
Mario Perez
Adolfo Cordon
Kevin Leverenze
Terry Engle
Carlos Castaneda
Alejandro Gomez
Oscar Izaguirre
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
 

 

Olivier Jallias
Skip Johnson
Pablo Arce
Gary Cockrell
 

 

Amature Men:  Amature Grand Masters:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Marcello Marone
Adrianno Azevedo
Micahael Johnson
Guilmerme Frejet
Darran Rolls
Cliff Stone
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Rewato Pozolo
Jan Hoogland
Don Wagner
Steve Besse
Charles Allen
Boyd Bass
Ken Merten
Ron Bennett 
Amature Masters:  Women Amature Masters:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
Tony Vogt
David Lewis
Barry Ritchey
Jennifer Racette ***
Allen Bernau
Ken Guntner
Bill Kline 
1st Jennifer Racette ***
Professional Masters:  Professional Men: 
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
Alex Aguera
Sergio Mehl
Mike Zajicek
Bruce Peterson
Steve Sylvester
Mike Percy
Mike Gebhardt
Guy Racette
Guy Miller
Tinho Dornellas
Steve Gotlieb 
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
Phil McGain
Kevin Pritchard
Jimmy Diaz
Gonzolo Costa Hoevel
Alf Imperato
Wilhelm Schurmann 
Dale Cook
George Rebello
Remi Vila
Jamie Douglas
Devon Bowlan
Seth Besse
Jon J Ernst
Leonardo Rebello
*** Jennifer sailed with the men in the Amateur Masters fleet placing 4th.
Kiteboarding:
Amature Men:  Professional Men: 
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
Rob Gordon 
Jody Barnett 
John Cole 
Beau Sauel 
John Matthews 
Luk Stanek 
Todd Thibodo 
Cliff Stone 
Jack Rogers 
Charles Emola
David Hirth 
Olaf Johansen 
Zing Sainz 
Robert Henderson
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th

 

Martin Vari 
Jeff Howard
Greg Drexler
Will James 
Darian Smith
Alex Aguera 
Peter Wells 
Corky Cullen 
Mauricio Abreu 
Alex Kaminskas 
Ryan Siebring 
Paul Macaj

 

Amature Women: 
1st
2nd
3rd
Tanya Adams
Irma Harris 
Rachel Carson
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2000 U.S.Cellular US Open Windsurfing Regatta Final results:
(CCWA members in blue)
Course Racing:
Amature Sports: Techno: 
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
Dave Corpus
Terry England
Mario Perez
Oscar lzaguirre
Brett Bose
Alejandro Gomez
Helen Stewart
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Steve Gottlieb
Jim Buderus
Nick Antrobus
Joe Marotti
Charles Allen
Mark Frary
Amature Men:  Amature Grand Masters:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Olivier Jallais
Chad Allen
Darby Marriott
Skip Johnson
Phillip Duvic
Wilpaka Splivo
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Michael Johnson
Ken Merten
Paul Erb
Reagan Ramsower
John Hempel
Don Wagner
Amature Masters:  Professional Women:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Mark Franey
Barry Ritchey
James Kiriakas
Tony Vogt
Mike Sainz (Zing)
Alan Bernau **
Dave Cothran
Ken Gunter
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Daida Moreno
Linda Moser
Jennifer Racette
Blanche Dean
Julie Rosenberg
Professional Masters:  Professional Men: 
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
Rob Hartman
Mike Zajicek
Bill Weir
Steve Sylvester
Viad Moroz
Mike Percy
David Boll
Guy Racette
Bob Bauld
Guy Miller
Chenda Herstus
Tinho Dornellas
Joe Roth
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
Kevin Pritchard
Micha Buzianis
Phil McGain
Jimmy Diaz
Scott Fenton
Jamie Douglas
Devon Boulon
Craig Greenslit
Jon J. Ernst
Casey Treichler
Marc Lefebvre
Continental Airlines Winduro Results:
1st  Kevin Pritchard      2nd  Phil McGain      3rd  Micha Buzainis
** Winner of the sportsmanship award.

 
2000 Press Release:
U.S. Cellular  US Open Windsurfing Regatta -  An E.M. Marketing Production 
E. M. Marketing Company and  U.S. Cellular have joined forces again this year to bring one of the top Windsurfing Regattas back to Corpus Christi.  This annual event is in its 13th year and will be held at Oleander Point in South Cole Park, Memorial Weekend, May 25th - 29th, 2000. 

The U.S.Cellular US Open Windsurfing Regatta draws top professional and amateur sailors from across the nation and around the world.  Competing in several class styles, you’ll witness the return of Ian Baranse who placed second in last year’s Amateur Olympic Division, Jan Hoogland of Camus, WA who took 1st in the Amateur Grand Masters, and the anticipated return of Jimmy Diaz coming back to defend his National Championship title.  The U.S.Cellular US. Open Windsurfing Regatta plays host to the ladies as well.  Expect another highly contested race between last year’s 1st and 2nd place winners, Corpus Christi’s own Jennifer Racette and Karen Marriot of Lakewood, CO.

In addition to all the great racing action, this year’s event is packed with lots of activities for the entire family.  The Boy Scouts Boardsailing Mini-Camp will again take place, a kite sailing exhibition, a kayaking demonstration, lots of giveaways, free skin cancer screening, good food, drinks, and tons of fun for the entire family. 

Set atop the beautiful elevated bluff at Oleander Point in South Cole Park,  Corpus Christi can boast of our ‘World-class Conditions’, excellent winds, warm semi-tropical weather and a challenging race course. 

The site allows spectators and sailors to enjoy optimum viewing of the races as the colorful sails dot the horizon from start to finish.  Its what makes our ‘Sparkling City by the Sea’ one of the premier windsurfing sites for amateurs and professionals alike. 

The U.S.Cellular US Open Windsurfing Regatta takes place from noon until dusk, May 25th - 29th, 2000, is wheelchair accessible and FREE to the public.  Pack up your lawn chairs, blankets, boards, blades and bikes and bring your family out for the Memorial Weekend filled with lots of racing excitement and family fun as U.S.Cellular presents the 13th annual US Open Windsurfing Regatta.  Sponsored in part by Whataburger and Continental Airlines 

Media Sponsors include: KRIS Channel 6,  KDF-Fox,  KBSO, The Texas Eagle Radio Network and Pacific Broadcasting.  The U.S. Cellular US Open Windsurfing Regatta is produced by E. M. Marketing Co.

For More Information, contact:  E.M. Marketing 
        Elaine Motl 
        4838 Holly Road, Suite 206 
        Corpus Christi, Texas, 78411 
        (361) 985-1555 

1999 U.S.Cellular US Open Windsurfing Regatta Final results:
(CCWA members in blue)
Course Racing: 
Amature Sports:
1st   Dan Dexter     CDN1 Dallas TX 
2nd Chester Hulme     CC8  C. Christi TX
3rd  Terry Engle  77 Houston TX 
4th Joanne Marriott  CO5 Colorado 

Amature Olympic: 
1st  Chris Zeitvogel US7212 C. Springs CO 
2nd  Ian Baranse  USA89 Houston TX 
3rd  Mark Frary  721 Spring TX 
Amature Women: 
1st  Jennifer Racette CC111 C. Christi TX 
2nd  Karen Marriott USA41 Lakewood CO
3rd  Linda Moser  L1 Berkley  CA 
4th  Suzan Simmons AL Bristol CT 
5th  Blanch Dean CC13 San Antonio  TX 
Amature Grand Masters:
1st  Jan Hoogland VH1 Camas  WA 
2nd  Al Simmons  AL Bristol  CT 
3rd  Michael Johnson CC17 C. Christi  TX 
4th  Ken Merten 900 Dallas  TX 
5thCharles Allen 567 Corpus Christi
6th  Jay Hutchings H Corpus Christi  TX 
7th  Nick Antrobus K111 C. Christi  TX 
8th  Frank Reichardt 613 Waco  TX 
9th  John Hempel 3568 Houston  TX 
10th Jermy Jameson 1009 Houston  TX
11th Tom Bowen  TX007 Houston  TX 
Amature Masters: 
1st  Randy Yates TX07 Corpus Christi  TX 
2nd  Mark Franey US384 C. Christi  TX 
3rd  Mike Sainez (Zing) US097
       Richardson  TX 
4th  Barry Ritchey NMO Albequerque  NM 
5th  Boyd Bass  7 Bellvue  CO 
6th  Rey Cardino  US707 Irving  TX 
7th  Tony Vogt  B56 Slidell  LA 
8th  Alan Berneau US111 Hughsville  TX 
9th  Jim Bobo  US414 Houston  TX 
10th Ken Gunter  US888 McGregor TX 
10th Jim Buderus  US180 Louisville  CO 
Amature Men: 
1st  Guy Miller  TX1 Austin  TX 
2nd  Elon Wong  909 Corpus Christi  TX 
3rd  Doug Stryker USA1136  Edison  NJ 
4th  Jon Bright  CC4 Corpus Christi  TX 
5th  Phillip Duvic GA17 Smyrna  GA 
6th  Jallis Olivier  TX Corpus Christi  TX 
7th  Kyle Krebs  459 Houston  TX 
8th  Skip Jphnson US660 Humble  TX 
9th  Robert lauren 1100 Winnipeg  Canada 
10th Ron Bennett  866 Houston  TX 
11th David Chapman 240 Sterling Hts  MI 
Professional Masters: 
1st  Mike Zajicek  ML California 
2nd  Mike Percey  USVYV  California 
3rd  Robert Bauld USA74 California 
4th Guy Racette  CC111 C. Christi  TX 
5th  Peter Nordby CG Corpus Christi  TX 
6th  Vlad  Moroz  L1 Berkley  CA 
7th  Joeseph Roth US500 Orange  CA 
Professional Men: 
1st Jimmy Diaz  VI11  St. Croix  V. Islands
2nd Alf Imperato    C. Beach  FL
3rd  Fissu Barzizza     B. A.  Argintina
4th Jamie Douglas  US575 
5th Craig Greenslit  WY5  C. Christi  TX
6th Kent Marinkovic 
7th Jon Ernest 
Continental Airlines Winduro Results:
1st  Jimmy Diaz      2nd  Fissu Barzizza      3rd  Kent Marinkovic 
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US Open Windsurfing History...
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Event Directors Dr. Charles Allen
Founder 1988
Race Directors
1988
Charles Allen

1989-1992
Dan Byrne

1993-2002
Elaine Motl
 

Title Sponsors
1988-1992 
Corpus Christi Caller-Times

1994-1995
 South Texas Pontiac 
Performance Team

1999-2001
U.S. Cellular

1988 Russ Emerick
1989 Dan Mangus
1990 Dan Mangus
1991 Dan Mangus
1992 Greg Aguera
1993 Ron Steele
1994 Greg Aguera
1995 Greg Aguera
1996 Greg Aguera
1997 Greg Aguera
Venue Director
1988-2002
Gary Motl
Yesterday to Today
1988-2002
1998 Greg Aguera
1999 Greg Aguera
2000 Greg Aguera
2001 Greg Aguera
2002 Greg Aguera
In 1982, a group of local windsurfers created the Corpus Christi Sailboard Association and began organizing a number of events in and around the Corpus Christi area.  In 1987 a local dentist, Charles Allen, decided the events needed to be taken a step further and created the concept of a professional and amateur event to be called "The US Open".  He approached the city's daily newspaper, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, and they jumped on board as the title sponsor and organizer of the event.  The first US Open was held on Memorial Day weekend in 1988.  Click here to view a couple of photos from the first event:
1988 US Open
The Caller-Times made a commitment to sponsor for five years; and through their efforts the U.S. Open is considered one of the premiere windsurfing championships in the world. The "Caller-Times US Open" also put Corpus Christi on the map as a top sailing destination year round, drawing numerous visitors to our city each year.

In the fall of 1992, the Caller-Times announced they would no longer sponsor the event and passed the torch to E.M. Marketing Co., a Corpus Christi based event management company.  E.M. Marketing's president, Elaine Motl, was a founding member of the Corpus Christi Sailboard Association (now called the Corpus Christi Windsurfing Association) and a US Open Committee member since 1989.  E.M. Marketing produced their first US Open right on schedule in 1993.

In 1994 and 1995, E.M. Marketing secured a new title sponsor for the US Open, PONTIAC, through the South Texas Pontiac Performance Team; and the event continued to be a great success with top windsurfers from around the world including Anders Bringdal, Matt Pritchard, Tom Pace, Jimmy Diaz, and Alf Imperato. During this time E.M. Marketing also began to tape the event for airing on the Prime Sports Network reaching over 1.3 million households from 1994 - 1996.

Then in 1996, the US Open, which had traditionally been held during Memorial Day week, was held from July 23-28, 1996 as Corpus Christi became not only the host Site for the 9th Annual US Open, but also the host city for the 4,000 member United States Windsurfing Association's National Championships. While the US Open has always been held in Corpus Christi, the National Championships are held in a different host city each year rotating around the country by region.
The National Championships had been scheduled to be held in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1996. However, because of Hurricane Marilyn that hit St. Thomas on September 16, 1995 causing an estimated $800 million worth of damage, the event could not be held there.  Motl, a former USWA board member, came to the aid of Bill Collins, the producer of the St. Thomas event and the president of the USWA, and offered to the host the Nationals concurrently with the US Open.

Over the years the event has had the support of 100's of racers, sponsors, and volunteers with the shores packed by thousands of spectators. In 1998, the event's 10th Anniversary, the US Open returned to Memorial Week and was again another great regatta thanks to the help of companies like Gulftech Masts & Booms, Continental Airlines, WaterStreet Market, NeilPryde Sails, Diamond Shamrock, Whataburger, Land & Sea Motors, and Wahoos.

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14 Years of US Open Champions
1988 Champions 1989 Champions
Pro Men
Pro Women
Am Men 
Am Women 
Am Masters
Nevin Sayre
Anick Graveline
Mauricio Toscano
Elise MacGregor
Dave Berryhill
Pro Men 
Pro Women
Am Men 
Am Women 
Am Masters
Robby Naish 
Janet Lenaburg
Paul Love 
Kay Kucera
Doug Hunt 
1990 Champions 1991 Champions
Pro Men 
Pro Women
Am Men 
Am Women 
Am Masters
Nevin Sayre 
Lisa Neuburger
Glenn McKinlay
Kelly Moore 
Henry Spencer 
Am Men 
Am Women 
Am Masters
Am Gr. Masters
*No pro
Donald Smith 
Blanche Montleongo
Steve Young
Bob Breen
results in 1991*
1992 Champions 1993 Champions
Pro Men 
Pro Women
Am Men
Am Women 
Am Masters
Am Gr. Masters
Phil McGain 
Lisa Neuburger 
Jim Buderus 
Blanche Montelongo
Guy Miller 
Ken Merten 
Pro Men 
Pro Women
Am Men 
Am Women 
Am Masters
Am Gr. Masters
Anders Bringdal
Jayne Fenner
Donald Smith
Sali Snell
Guy Miller 
Charles Allen 
1994 Champions 1995 Champions
Pro Men 
   (tie)
Pro Masters
Am Men 
Am Women 
Am Masters
Am Gr. Masters
Olympic
Matt Pritchard
Mark Bassett
Guy Miller 
Jody Barnett 
Jennifer Racette
Keith Smith 
Charles Allen
Chad Allen 
Pro Men 
Pro Women
Pro Masters
Am Men 
Am Women
Am Masters
Am Gr. Masters
Olympic
Anders Bringdal 
Jayne Fenner-Benedict
Mark Bassett
Bruno Loviat 
Jennifer Racette
Michael Johnson
Gabe Sanders
Chad Allen 
1996 US Open/USWA Champions 1997 Champions
Men
Women
Masters
Sr. Masters
Gr. Masters
Juniors
IMCO
Jimmy Diaz 
Jennifer Racette 
Tom Pace 
Guy Miller 
Ken Merten 
Chad Allen 
Dan Hollenbeck 
Pro Men
Pro Masters
Am Men 
Am Women 
Am Masters
Am Gr. Masters
Olympic
Kevin Pritchard
Alex Aguera
Chad Allen
Karen Marriot
Guy Racette
Ken Merten
Skip Johnson
1998 Champions 1999 Champions
Pro Men 
Pro Women
Pro Masters
Am Men 
Am Women 
Am Masters
Am Gr. Masters
Olympic
Kevin Pritchard
Dorota Strazewska
Mike Zajicek
Jon Jay Ernst
Jennifer Racette
Guy Miller
Ken Merten
Chris Zeitvogel
Pro Men 
Pro Masters
Am Men 
Am Women
Am Masters
Am Gr. Masters
Am Sport
Olympic
Jimmy Diaz
Mike Zajicek
Guy Miller
Jennifer Racette
Randy Yates
Yan Hoogland
Dan Dexter
Chris Zeitvogel
2000 Champions 2001 Champions
Pro Men 
Pro Women
Pro Masters
Am Men 
Am Masters
Am Gr. Masters
Am Sports
Techno
Kevin Pritchard
Daida Moreno
Rob Hartman
Olivier Jallias
Mark Franey
Michael Johnson
Dave Corpus
Steve Gottlieb
Pro Men 
Am W. Masters
Pro Masters
Am Men 
Am Masters
Am Gr. Masters
Am Sports
Techno
Phil McGain
Jennifer Racette
Alex Aguera
Marcello Marone
Tony Vogt
Rewato Pozolo
Mario Perez
Olivier Jallias

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