Registration for the 2010 North American KiteRacing Continentals
The Notice of Race for the 2010 North American Course Racing Championships has just been published and is available here for download.
You can register online for this event by following this link.
The event is hosted by Asociacion Mexicana de Kitesurf for and on behalf of Copa Mexico and the Mexican Sailing Federation and will be held from March 1st (Registration) till March 6th at Bucerias,Nayarit / Mexico.
20000 US Dollar are up for grabs and will attract the best course racers in the kiteboarding world.
The event will be based at the beach in front and to the south of hotel Decameron, in Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico.
Conditions to be expected: Onshore to sideshore winds ranging from 8 to 25kts; water conditions are choppy with occasional small shorebreak on windy days. Average water temperature in March is 24 degree celsius (75F) but sudden cold currents can drop it as low as 20C (68F) so a neopreme top or shorty is recomended. Air temperature ranges from a high of 27C (81F) to a low of 17C (63F) at night, averaging 22C (72F).
Provisional Schedule: Saturday February 27th Amateur course racing & clinic. -11:00 Riders meeting for amateur course racing clinic/qualifyer for intl fleet. -12:00 First possible start. -18:00 Opening Ceremony of Copa México as a whole at the Skybar of Marival Residences´ Penthouse.
Sunday February 28th Amateur course racing -11:00 Riders meeting for amateur course racing clinic/qualifyer for intl fleet. -12:00 First Possible start. -TBA party
Monday March 1st Free day of competition -17:00-20:00 International course racing registration. -TBA party
Tuesday March 2nd International Course Racing -11:00 riders meeting -12:00 First possible start -TBA party
Wednesday March 3rd International Course Racing -11:00 riders meeting -12:00 First possible start -TBA party
Thursday March 4th International Course Racing -11:00 riders meeting -12:00 First possible start -TBA party
Friday March 5th International Course Racing, National freestyle. -11:00 riders meeting for international course racing -12:00 First possible start -15:00 end of international course racing, riders meeting for national freestyle -15:30 first possible start for national freestyle -TBA party
Saturday March 6th International Course Racing Finals & National freestyle -11:00 riders meeting for international course racing -12:00 First possible start -15:00 end of international course racing, riders meeting for national freestyle -15:30 first possible start for national freestyle -19:30 Prize giving ceremony for international course racing at Marina Riviera Nayarit.
Sunday March 7th National Freestyle finals -11:30 national freestyle riders meeting -12:00 fisrt possible start -TBA prize giving ceremony/party
Air Mexicana is offering 25% reduced tickets, booking information is available at the registration page.
The organiser will provide shuttle from Puerto Vallarta Intl Airport. For details see the notice of race
I am the organizer of the Kite Event, and president of the Mexican Kitesurfing Association, during this time of the year (in a normal year), the winds start blowing 15-20 knots. There have been some strange cold fronts coming through with rain, which are messing up the local weather patterns. Last weekend they had 18 knots of wind. Basically it either blows 14+ or it doesn´t.
Regarding the Race clinics, they will take place Feb 27-28, and are free and not formally organized, you just have to show up. Amateurs have to pay the same fee, as we are sanctioned by IKA and that carries sanctioning fees for each person who signs up. If you have any questions please let me know at info(at)kitemexico.org
Sorry to keep you in the dark, here is the link to the Preliminary results that will be updated every night! The competiton level is extremely high! Fins are exchanged, sanded and adjusted between races! Kite choice is very important here witht he variable thermal!