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    2014 i-To-i Race

    Hi,

    Coming up just 30 days from today will be the 12th year of the i-to-i in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA! Time flies. It doesn't seem that long ago we ran the first one. Check out the website to learn the history of the event.

    The last few years, kite raceboards and kite foilboards have entered, but have yet to take the top spot. Join us to see who will be the winner this year.

    The 12th annual running of the Inlet to Inlet Long Distance Race is scheduled December 6-7, 2014. The i-to-i kicks off the US Windsurfing National Race Tour for 2015. More information, notice of race, (NOR), etc. can be found on the official race website:

    http://i-to-i.org/

    Hope to see you there!

    Ron Kern

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    Update -- Safety / Prizes

    First topic is safety. The race is run in open ocean offshore. It is imperative to be able to call for help if you break down 2 miles offshore. 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, 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.

    It is way too early to tell what the weather will be with any certainty and which day is more likely to run the race yet. Typically no decision until Friday maybe even Friday evening if itís complicated. I donít want to not have the race and there be appropriate conditions or vice versa. I find the forecast here:

    http://weather.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/fmtb.../am/amz651.txt

    to be the most accurate and that is my first source. I also look heavily on iWindsurf.com for trends for the last few days and my personal experience over the years.

    This years sponsors have come through and we have great stuff as prizes, awards, and participation!

    Adventure Sports Miami, Coconut Grove & Fort Lauderdale
    Liquid Surf & Sail
    Next Sports
    Sandy Point Progressive Sports Daytona & Miami
    Nautical Ventures

    This year a first! Event t-shirts custom designed by Cody Steward which are printed and provided by Liquid Surf & Sport Fort Lauderdale. Also Adventure Sports Ė Cabrinha has prizes in the mix along with prizes from our sponsors above. Visit their stores or websites and procure what you need to make sure you can participate safely.

    Updates by email and on the event website:

    http://i-to-i.org/

    More to follow!

    Ron

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    So how does the safety provisions work?Is there a chase boat or more than one?Someone gets into trouble and calls 911 and has to wait for the 911 system to dispatch a rescue vessel from somewhere?How many people participate on average?Cheers

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    RE: Safety

    911 would be the last resort. Self rescue, or better yet, common sense, attention to maintenance prior to the race, and knowing one's limitations will prevent a situation. There are no chase boats. Competitors are responsible for their own safety, just as windsurfers normally are when just sailing about. We have had as few as 5, as many as 19. The website has the complete history of the race, photographs, rider recaps and more. Hope to see you there!


    Quote Originally Posted by Navegante View Post
    So how does the safety provisions work?Is there a chase boat or more than one?Someone gets into trouble and calls 911 and has to wait for the 911 system to dispatch a rescue vessel from somewhere?How many people participate on average?Cheers

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    The i-to-i Race Will Be Held Saturday, 12/6/2014 at 9:00 a.m.

    The i-to-i Race Will Be Held Saturday, 12/6/14 at 9:00 a.m., skipperís meeting at 8:00 a.m. The website has been updated, please read the details and changes to NOR.

    www.i-to-i.org

    Hope to see you there!

    Ron Kern

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    Results 2014 i-to-i Race

    The I-to-I Race was held Saturday, 12/6/14. The event website has been updated with results, photos, rider recaps from this yearís event!

    Event website: http://i-to-i.org/

    The sponsors were extremely generous and the competitors took home great prizes, awards, and participation gifts, along with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

    Adventure Sports Miami, Coconut Grove & Fort Lauderdale
    Liquid Surf & Sail
    Next Sports
    Sandy Point Progressive Sports Daytona & Miami
    Nautical Ventures
    iWindsurf

    Next yearís I-to-I race will be held December 5-6, 2015. Hope to see you!

    Ron Kern

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    2014 i To i Race

    What added Preventative Maintenance do you do on your Track / Race bike to offset the extreme nature of its use ??

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