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Registration for 2010 North American KiteRacing Continentals

Postby Toby » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:37 pm

IKA News:

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

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Re: Registration for 2010 North American KiteRacing Continentals

Postby chilidip » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:01 pm

TOBY - I'm interested in the amateur race clinic and races. Do you know if the amateurs have to pay the entire registration fee of $175 ???

Thanks! :bye:

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Re: Registration for 2010 North American KiteRacing Continentals

Postby stefaans » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:54 pm

Anybody know what wind conditions are like during this time? 10kt average?

I know the NOR says racing will be held in 8 to 25kts but trying to finds out actual conditions.

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Re: Registration for 2010 North American KiteRacing Continentals

Postby Andres_Santacruz » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:21 am

Hey Guys,

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

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Andres Santacruz
www.KiteMexico.org

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Re: Registration for 2010 North American KiteRacing Continentals

Postby stefaans » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:32 pm

Anybody reporting on how this is going? Any other websites we can check out for reports?

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Re: Registration for 2010 North American KiteRacing Continentals

Postby pouch » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:21 am

not that much info in the web.... :nono:

3 races have been completed.
as far as I know, there is a really high level on the competition.

1st run
bruno:5 or 6
2nd run
Bruno:1st
3rd run
Bruno:7,8 or 9

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Re: Registration for 2010 North American KiteRacing Continentals

Postby JoshNoe » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:19 pm

The only information I've heard is that Damien Leroy is doing well but rounded the wrong mark in one of the races so far:
Damien Leroy 1, 2 ,DNF (maybe not in that order)

I've also heard informally that "Heineken and Koch are doing well". Anyone else have more detailed information?

There's a ridiculously high level of competition at this thing. Anyone in the top 10 deserves a ton of respect.

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Re: Registration for 2010 North American KiteRacing Continentals

Postby pouch » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:32 pm


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Re: Registration for 2010 North American KiteRacing Continentals

Postby Andres_Santacruz » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:30 am

Hello Guys,

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!

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key= ... utput=html

Some pictures here:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=app ... 5&view=all

More info here:

www.damienleroy.com
http://alexaguera.com/events/
http://www.fksa.org/showthread.php?t=9349

Expect more info tomorrow night!


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