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pauls

Since 20 Jun 2005
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PostFri May 19, 17 7:58 am    event site Saturday 5/20 Reply with quote

Will the event site be closed to kite launching Saturday due to Windsurf racing? Does the Port have a site where they post closures or restrictions? Thanks!

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voy-tech

Since 08 Apr 2014
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PostFri May 19, 17 8:06 am    Re: event site Saturday 5/20 Reply with quote

pauls wrote:
Will the event site be closed to kite launching Saturday due to Windsurf racing? Does the Port have a site where they post closures or restrictions? Thanks!


Ohh.. i hope not, the sandbar doesn't offer a viable launch place at the moment imho, hopefully windsurfers will be willing to share the space during their event in this rather unique circumstances. Everyone will need to be extra careful to give them more than enough of needed space for the racing.

I don't see anything on the Port of Hood River announcements page: https://portofhoodriver.com/waterfront-recreation/announcements

But it would be good to get some confirmation from CGKA

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Singlemalt

Since 21 Jun 2015
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PostFri May 19, 17 8:15 am     Reply with quote

Windsurfing races? So 1989.
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wylieflyote

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PostFri May 19, 17 8:27 am     Reply with quote

If I remember correctly it seemed like we shared the E Site nicely last year under similar constraints, during the "Windfest". Just so all respect the Mason-Dixon Line.
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knotwindy

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PostFri May 19, 17 8:42 am     Reply with quote

I thought they had Gorge Cup Races (windsurf Slalom or Triangle depending upon wind strength) every 2 weeks or so all season. Never seen the ES closed for them before.

But do be polite and respect goes a long way in crowded situations.

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Singlemalt

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PostFri May 19, 17 8:51 am     Reply with quote

I'm really looking forward to seeing windsurfing foil racing! That should be ripping fast!
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ldhr

Since 21 Jul 2009
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PostFri May 19, 17 8:55 am     Reply with quote

No - the ES will not be closed to kiting.
The Gorge Cup has races 2 times a month during the wind season.
They usually set a course between the ES and Wells Island on the Oregon side of the river.
A good turnout will be 20 racers divided into 2 groups - not a huge event.

Reminder - windsurfers volunteered 100's of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars to build the Event Site in the 1990's..... long before kiting appeared on the scene.

Please give them respect and lots of space !

Wondering how long before they start up a windsurf foil race division?

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wannabekiter

Since 14 May 2015
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PostFri May 19, 17 11:03 am     Reply with quote

Sure tell everyone it's closed. Keeps the crowd down. Very Happy

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