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Old 03-08-2010, 06:56 PM
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Kent,

I hear you on the goofy thing. Lets keep our fingers crossed for wind this weekend, but since your in town and you can make it, that means no wind for us.

You were out of town last year which gave us some of the best wind in our race history.

Yes the first year's event was windy (actually it was nuclear) last years race was pretty steady wind all day. So Kent, are you sure you don't have anywhere to go?

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Old 03-08-2010, 08:39 PM
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Last years race had over 100 entries. Most people sign up last minute.

I believe we will have at least that and more this year. Lots of great riders in the area looking for that ultimate challenge.

Race details coming shortly covering:

Course
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Day of Race check-in procedures
Awards Time and Place

Let's not forget that this is another charity event raising money for All-Children's Hospital. Sponsors have put up some great prizes for the raffle. Let's make it a goal to top last years donation to the hospital.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:27 PM
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Steve-O, I'm in - I'll pay up on Friday!
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:19 PM
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i know I saw it somewhere, but is there a rider meeting this weekend somewhere? it's still a long way out, but it seems like Saturday may be the day. the race will be very fast if the wind is out of the west. riding hard on the edge until the curve and then blast off to the finish! i know that quite a few people have had a hard time with races on the Gulf Coast given the goofy foot thing and often down wind orientation. In my opinion this will be a much easier race for 1st time down wind racers. If you ever wanted to give one a go where you don't have to ride far from the beach, it looks like this gulf coast race is for you.

i'm not sure, but i understand that Modica may be there for the finish helping out with Cabrinha. if you ever wanted to learn some killer strapless riding or just see some of the best, get over there to check him out. i know that he's getting ready for the KPWT wave event in Jamaica soon!
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:38 PM
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I REALLY think you should move the riders meeting to Friday and race Saturday. Your website says its on Satutday...the windy day.

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Old 03-09-2010, 05:59 PM
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thus far is the meeting for kites to be at the finish? if so, i can't imagine getting up to the start very early. is it possible to get a riders meeting in at the start early in the a.m.? if the race started by 10 or so, everyone should be finished by noon at the latest. You could still get in an SUP event afterward if anyone wanted to race in these winds.

I'm in either way, just tell me where to go and when to do it. thx guys.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:02 PM
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Seeing as the next Week now shows the other side blowing (prolly for the duration of the season), maybe the organizers should shift the Challenge to Tampa Bay
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:48 PM
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no way Big R.... there are no swim buoys in the bay to cut!

you guys coming down to MIA for the Kite Masters this weekend? Should be a good turn out and tons of fun. Breeze on!
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:56 PM
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I'd like to but we were just M1A a week ago for family and Lori goes next week to DC and following that we are in Hood River so she says just to chill in Da' Bay fer this week, kites out, dogs on the boat to the flats here......
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:54 PM
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Are the organizers still working towards doing this event this year?
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