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RickI 10-31-2006 11:40 AM

Tampa Kitemasters Pre-Party In Photos!!!
 
A Hot Kite Event Is Coming To Florida, SOON!

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Homing in on St. Pete Beach, FL, USA

But first, lets get the Pre-Race Party Going!!!

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The beach in front of Bongos, a nice beachside bar and restaurant.
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There's a race in the works down the Gulf Coast from Honeymoon Island in Duneden to Bongos on St. Pete Beach, roughly 25 miles, more with tacking.

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Jay, Chris, Toby, Amber and a ton of area riders are pulling together to make this a great event, again! They have also go way above the call of duty and have raised CASH prizes for both women and men contestants, way to go! There was a good turnout of local riders and folks from other areas of Florida. I understand one fellow drove in from Atlanta to check things out!

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The party got going around sunset and memorable one to boot. This followed an action packed day of demos of kites. A bunch of us also did a dry run down the race course. It was interesting and informative.

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Brandon with Best hangs out in lady's garb with a fellow model, looks good.

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Moving around the table left to right, there's Barb, Tim, Chris, PJ, Trent and Julie (sorry!). (NOTE: Please help me out with missing or miss identified names, thanks!).

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Irma, CJ and Tiff hangout. Stay tuned, the party was on All Hallows Eve, these rippers will undergo a sea change soon.

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There was even a dry "how to self-rescue" clinic given by Steve on the beach with a bow kite.

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The event has a tee shirt modeled by Matt

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Jay launched into a pre-race Captains meeting touching upon starting procedures, logistics, sea conditions and possible hazards during the race in 25 kt. NW winds.

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Somethings up in the second story bar. Hmmm, let's head up.

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The flip side. Somebody got a rush Photoshop hem job, wonder who? Some outfits are just too hot!

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Neat costumes, hey guys, where's yours?

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PJ, Josh, Tammy and crew get things going.

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Amber (Pippi LS) on the right paired with Tammy (of Sherwood Forest) on the left, brief folks on extensive media attention planned for the event. Great costumes!

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Jay organizes riders pulling starting positions out of a pumkin held by Tammy with Julie looking on. We're talking about up to 100 riders here. Starting position is going to be important.

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Mira pulls hers

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So does Damien riding for Cabrinha. His is the one on the right, doesn't look real happy.

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This guy on the other hand is OK with things.

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Sponsors donated a lot of great stuff including the SS Machine kite that Chris just won, yeeha!

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The sun has set as the night moves on

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Checkout photos from last year's excellent events at:
http://fksa.org/viewtopic.php?t=1169
http://fksa.org/viewtopic.php?t=1171


Be sure to checkout the event website for additional information on this exciting contest!

http://www.tampabaykitemasters.com/

Good winds and have fun!

RickI 10-31-2006 01:32 PM

Here you go ...

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toby wilson 10-31-2006 02:43 PM

Rick, the "mystery lady" is Julie Orkins.

RickI 10-31-2006 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toby wilson
Rick, the "mystery lady" is Julie Orkins.

Thanks and my apologies. I got it right in another photo but missed on this one.


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