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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 20 2008, 08:37 AM
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Race One Overview

Check in with the race committee at the Timerlane Resorts upon arrival.

Upon Check in you will be given the official "Race One" rules sheet and a waiver to sign.

A signed waiver must be on file for each participant before the riders meeting.

The Riders Meeting is scheduled for Sat 8/23/08 at 11:30am on the beach.

Signed waivers will be good for the remainder of the 2008 race series.

Points & Awards

The Awards Ceremony is Saturday Night at the Timerlane Resort at nightfall.

Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Points will be awarded per race and accumulated for the 2008 season totals.

Points 1st 1000 2nd 750 3rd 600 4th 450 5th 300 6th 200

** Everyone who starts a race will be awarded 100 points **

Course Description and Race Rules

Triangle course with approximately to mile legs.

Start and finish lines will be parallel to the beach.

6 to 10 riders per heat and each heat should take approximately 20-30 minutes.

Races will begin on a rolling start; a single LONG horn blast will signify the official start.

Two short blasts will signify to racers to begin your tack to the starting line.

Racers trying to jump the start will be disqualified.

We will run as many heats as needed to allow everyone to race.

Racers who started, but did not finish may enter a future heat to qualify (time permitting).

Winners of the heats will race in the final to determine 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.

12 kts will be required to start the race.

To win the race you must be on an upwind tack.

Right hand forward ALWAYS has the right of way and others must yield the right of way.

If a rider does not yield the right of way and causes a tangle they are disqualified.

A rider not rounding a buoy or not yielding the right of way will lose 2 places.

The Committee has right to cancel a race due to conditions.

In the case of a discrepancy the committee will vote and the decision is final.

** This overview only pertains to Race ONE and may be modified for future races **

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post Aug 20 2008, 02:07 PM
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Hi All:

If you think you're coming to the event please register! It helps Turtle and the guys prepare plus it makes me feel like I didn't waist my day building the form laugh.gif


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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
FellowCountryMan   This first one is going to be a learning experienc...   Aug 19 2008, 06:49 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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