The Seattle area hosts casual buoy races in Everett, Seattle, and Des Moines each year. There are great opportunities to race from May through October and many non-competitive, endurance events later in the year. The best place to get race updates is at the NW Windtalk Yahoo Group.
- City League Races (Des Moines) – Wednesday nights starting around May
- Jetty Series (Everett) – Wednesday nights starting in July
- Sail Sand Point Friday Nights (Seattle) – offered to include any group of 4 or more sailors for races, automated starting line buoy just off their dinghy dock
Columbia River Gorge Competition
Great racing for all levels in a world-class venue. All new racers get your first entry for free in the Gorge Cup! Also visit their Yahoo group. In 2014 they hosted a round of the US Windsurfing National Racing Tour slalom races. The Gorge Cup opener is typically in May.
US Windsurfing serves as council for US Sailing and facilitates a number of races around the country. USW also issues nationally registered sail numbers to each member for use in competitions. They offer organize competition in freestyle, slalom, formula, wave, and a number of one-design racing classes. The one design classes include youth development on the Techno 293 to the RS:X class used in the Olympics.
In 2014 the National Racing Tour consisted of 17 events covering formula, slalom, Kona one-design, open, and long-distance formats.
The ISAF oversees international competition and qualification for the Olympic Games in the RS:X one-design races. There are a opportunities to compete at the national, continental, and global level like RS:X Youth Worlds, RS:X Asian Championships, and the ISAF Sailing World Cup.