i-to-i Race December 7-8, 2019

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i-to-i Race December 7-8, 2019

from Ron Kern:

Wow! This will be the 17th year of the i-to-i! Time flies. It doesn't seem that long ago we ran the first one. Check out the i-to-i website http://www.i-to-i.org to learn the history of the event. Open to upwind downwind sailors of windsurfers, windfoilers, kitesurfers, and kitefoilers, that want to go the distance, short, medium or all the way!

The 17th annual running of the Inlet to Inlet Long Distance Race is scheduled December 7-8, 2019. The i-to-i helps wrap up the US Windsurfing National Race Tour for 2018. More information, notice of race, (NOR), updates, etc. can be found on the official race website or by email:

Hope to see you there!

Don’t forget your phone in a waterproof bag/enclosure for emergency use.

Great real-time webcams here:

http://www.windjammerresort.com/webcam.html

https://www.sunny.org/webcam/

Complete event information is on the event website: http://i-to-i.org/ Click on the link for the 2019 Notice of Race for more details.

See you at Vista Park!

Safety. The race is run in open ocean offshore. It is imperative to be able to call for help if you break down. PHONES are mandatory to carry so you can contact 911 if you have an emergency. There is no entry fee to the race. Use the money you would have spent for an entry fee on a waterproof cell phone case and better yet buy it from one of our sponsors below. As this is a bit of distance to cover and the possibility of breakdown, fatigue, or injury exists, combined with potential offshore winds, (even if the forecast is onshore, like last year’s race), it is strongly encouraged that you carry a cell phone for emergency use. Any charged phone, even without an activated phone plan will be able to call 911 for help, but still needs to go in a cellphone bag so you can use it on the water. There are a variety of secure waterproof bags for carrying cell phones that allow their use in the water without damage to the phone from seawater entry. Please don't take chances with your safety! Procure a case for your phone and bring it with to the race as there will not be chase boats or anyone but yourself looking after you. With that said, the coast is pretty friendly up and back, and with the exception of most of Fort Lauderdale public beach and a small stretch of Pompano public beach, anywhere along the beach is a landing spot for a rest or adjustment if needed.

Below: Drypak, Dicapac, EpicGear, Aquapak bags above along with an old flip phone that isn’t activated which will call 911 and the smartphone I use daily and take sailing when I go. It’s nice to be able to actually make a non-emergency call sometimes so taking my regular phone in a the EpicGear bag is what I do daily without a problem for my phone.

Ron Kern
US Windsurfing SE Region Director
1548 N.E. 18 Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-1318
(954) 565-4154 Home -- (954) 815-6031 Cell/Text

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Re: i-to-i Race December 7-8, 2019

Wish I had the skill and endurance.
Maybe in a couple of years...

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Re: i-to-i Race December 7-8, 2019
Langdon wrote:

Wish I had the skill and endurance. Maybe in a couple of years...

Longboard it. A couple of Konas did it last year. Just keep your cell phone and uber/lyft if things go wonky. Biggrin

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Re: i-to-i Race December 7-8, 2019

Alright Webguy
Next year You and I ( and whpever wishes) will do this.
Who is going to volunteer to be aqua uber?

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Re: i-to-i Race December 7-8, 2019

Yeah, it conflicts with our Holiday Partay but, if you go, I promise I won't be mad. Biggrin

Update from Ron:

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Preparation for this year’s race is looking good. Prizes are arriving daily. Thanks to our supporters!

Liquid Surf & Sail

iWindsurf.com

Adventure Sports, Neil Pryde, JP

Sandy Point Progressive Sports, Aerotech, Exocet

US Windsurfing

Please let me know if you are planning to attend and if you have a Saturday or Sunday preference.

It is way too early to know which day the race will be run. The picking criteria is to go Saturday if conditions are good both days. “Good conditions” are sideshore with 12mph and above average wind speed. If Saturday doesn’t work, then Sunday will be the day, or the race will cancel. If there is demand expressed, it could be rescheduled for the next weekend. Conditions are difficult to predict and changeable. A final decision most likely won’t be made until at least the night before. Being flexible and allowing for the two day window is part of the race.

The other factor in the date choice is attendance. Hopefully potential racers are flexible for either day as the race has been on the calendar for a year, but if you have a preference let me know. Having more people participate is a good thing and is more fun!

The good news is the weekend is looking good so far.

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