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Turtle
post Aug 19 2008, 07:02 AM
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Sorry for the lack of information and short notice. KiteUS is holding its first official course race this weekend in East Tawas Michigan on Lake Huron.

The race committee (John, Tom S and Steve M) are staying at the Timberlane Resort, which is at the entrance to Tawas State Park, but I heard they are booked 100%. This is going to be a laid back casual race structure so we can get the feel for it. I will post details on a riders meeting in Tawas at Timeberlane very soon once I hammer out the details.

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post Aug 19 2008, 06:49 PM
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This first one is going to be a learning experience for both us and the kiter's. It's going to be very casual and simple so we all can get our feet wet without any headaches. There will be no entrance fee due to the laid back nature of this race.

Course is going to be small with hopes of being able to complete it in 15 - 25 mins.
The water depth is 25 - 40 ft and our buoys are not that large at this time.
We will have one support boat and will limit heat sizes to 6 kiter's.
We are planning on using 3 buoys for the course this weekend but will add more in the future.
There will be no timer on this race and have a discipline system in the rules for rule breakers. ( Turtle will post those latter tonight ).
Kite sizes and boards are up to the racer.

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Turtle   Tawas KiteUS Course Race Series (Race 1)   Aug 19 2008, 07:02 AM
FellowCountryMan   If anybody has course layout input we would love t...   Aug 19 2008, 07:39 AM
jerome   I have some experience on racing with sailboat. Yo...   Aug 19 2008, 08:16 AM
mnpaslay   are kites sizes going to be set or whatever you ca...   Aug 19 2008, 03:43 PM
Turtle   Race One Overview Check in with the race commit...   Aug 20 2008, 08:37 AM
wolfie   Hi All: If you think you're coming to the eve...   Aug 20 2008, 02:07 PM
FellowCountryMan   Guys ..... The plan is to have a triangle course s...   Aug 20 2008, 02:52 PM
mnpaslay   I believe the starting method in sailboat racing i...   Aug 20 2008, 03:17 PM
FellowCountryMan   In kiteboarding races however, it seems like we co...   Aug 20 2008, 05:03 PM
mnpaslay   The more I think about it, maybe the sailboat way ...   Aug 20 2008, 09:39 PM
FellowCountryMan   The space will be big enough for all six kites to ...   Aug 20 2008, 09:50 PM
suckinseawater_merged   Theres also a method of starting races used by sm...   Aug 21 2008, 05:31 AM
Turtle   Hey everyone I would really appreciate if you coul...   Aug 21 2008, 10:29 AM
Steve Martin   If you're new to the area, Timberlane Resorts...   Aug 21 2008, 08:39 PM
Schubes   Anyone got room in their car heading up this eveni...   Aug 22 2008, 01:28 PM
Turtle   I uploaded a bunch of pictures from the first ever...   Aug 26 2008, 06:14 AM


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