Windfest 2016

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Windfest 2016

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Hey folks,

Time to get the 'official' thread started, now that more details are in place.

Be sure to check out the Facebook page as well:
https://www.facebook.com/WindfestNitinaht/

Windfest Registration is now OPEN!
If you want to skip the description and register straight away just hit up this link:
https://oceanrodeo.formstack.com/forms/windfest

We listened carefully to everyone’s feedback at and since last year’s event. The things we heard most often were:
- Provide better value for competitors
- Lower the entry cost to make this more inclusive
- Provide separate men’s and women’s competition(s)
- Give everyone a real chance to win prizes

Given these points, here are the main changes we have made for competitor entry this year:
- Lowered the early bird entry cost by $15 from $80 to $65
- The freestyle and big air competitions are now add-on parts of registration for $10 each
- Provide competitors a free high quality dryfit long sleeve loose fit rashguard
- All competitors entered into a competitors-only prize draw
- Provide competitors raffle tickets for the main door prize draw
- Eliminated all food provisions

Base entry fee will be $80, with an early bird rate of $65. Fee includes:
- Entry into Ocean Rodeo One Design Championship
- Entry into Canadian National Twin-tip Racing Championship
- Dryfit long sleeve loose fit competitor rashguard ($50 retail value)
- Entry into the competitors-only prize draw (1 entry per competitor)
- 5 raffle tickets for the main door prize draw ($10 value)

More event info

Schedule (subject to conditions)

Friday, July 8
10.00 - competitors meeting
11.00 - (or first wind) - Ocean Rodeo One Design Racing
3.00 - Ocean One Design Racing - FINALS

Saturday, July 9
10.00 - competitors meeting
11.00 (or first wind) - Canadian National Twintip Racing, Qualifying Rounds
2.00 - Big Air, Qualifying Rounds
3.30 - Freestyle & Strapless, Qualifying Rounds

Sunday, July 10
10.00 - competitors meeting
11.00 (or first wind) - Canadian National Twintip Racing, FINALS
2.00 - Big Air, FINALS
3.00 - Freestyle & strapless, FINALS
4.00 - Awards
4.30 - Raffle prizes and final wrap up!


Events

Ocean Rodeo One Design Championship (max. 80 competitors)
The first of its kind in 2015, Ocean Rodeo once again will hold a kiteboarding one design class competition in 2016. Competitors in this class will be provided their kite, control bar, and board for each heat. With all competitors using identical equipment, the Ocean Rodeo One Design offers a true test of skill. The course will consist of a simple beach reach, a return tack upwind, followed by a short downwind slalom course to the finish. Competitors will be placed in amateur, open, or women’s class depending on participant numbers and skill.

Canadian National Twintip Racing Championship (max. 80 competitors)
For the third consecutive year, Ocean Rodeo Windfest will be hosting this sanctioned national championship. Competitors will race through the same simple course as the one design in heats of up to 8 racers. There will be at least one qualifying race for each competitor before a final round. Competitors will be placed in amateur, open, or women’s class depending on participant numbers and skill.

Twintip & Strapless Freestyle (max 24 competitors)
A good old fashioned throwdown. Who has the best moves with the smoothest style? Competitors throw down in heats of 4 with the top 2 advancing to a final round. Competitors will be placed in amateur, open, or women’s class depending on participant numbers and skill. All women’s heats will be held if possible, and judged separately depending on registration.

Big Air (max 36 competitors)
This is contest is a combination of maximum height and crowd reaction! Heats of 6 riders up against each other to max out their Woo Sports trackers as well as wow the crowd (you’ll have to get close to the beach. There will be a qualifying and final round. Competitors will be placed in amaeteur, open, or women’s class depending on participant numbers and skill.

Classes
Placement of male competitors in ‘Open’ vs ‘Advanced’ class will be at the discretion of event organizers and judges. No sandbagging permitted! Amateur and women’s classes will likely consist of a single round competition, unless participation permits further heats.

Awards
Various awards will be presented, including for top 3 event placement and other specialty awards. You don’t have to place to win some of these, so always giv’r on the water!

Prizes
Competitor door prizes
All competitors are automatically entered into the door prize draw.

Raffle prizes
The biggest and best prizes live here. Each competitor gets 5 tickets with their registration package, and of course tickets will be available for sale all weekend.
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I am SO excited for this! WOW, what a great event planned out this year. Each year builds on the last.

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. Globe, what an amazing production! That gets the heart pumping. Fun times at Nitinat and Windfest. Great work everyone.
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Please register early this year folks!

We are at 15-25% full depending on events as of now. So please save yourself $15 and register now and ensure you get your spot as well as help us pay for the event!

90%+ of Windfest expenses are due before the event, so registrations are hugely helpful at paying our bills and making this happen, and I know many of you are going to come anyway, so please get on it!

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Thank you for registering:
- BA
- Joel F
- Reece M
- Graham H
- Adrian B
- David C

Keep them coming!
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We might be adding some boarder cross obstacles like in this video!

Sign up now to avoid not being included people!!! you could be the next twin tip Canadian Champ!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQKdRSw ... e=youtu.be
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abetanzo wrote:We might be adding some boarder cross obstacles like in this video!

Sign up now to avoid not being included people!!! you could be the next twin tip Canadian Champ!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQKdRSw ... e=youtu.be
Dibs on being the guy at 0:50 and 1:24
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Help needed at Nitinat this weekend to assemble the Windfest stage morings or evenings. Site Foreman Golden Rule will be providing free karma boosts and mustache rides for anyone who helps out. Bring gloves, tools, beer or engineering advice. If you have questions please post.

Reminder to get your registration in. Spots are filling up and when it's full it's full. Save some money and register now! The Early bird discount ends early June. Bands are booked and the organizing committee has been hard at work putting together the best event to date so start cutting holes in the backside of your wettie cause we've only got 6 weeks to go!

Finally, If you know any sponsors who might want to help us out please let me know!
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JUNEUARY is almost over and the weather looks to be improving next week! Looking forward to this party and weekend!!! If you haven't already sign tf up for this year!! you won't be disappointed unless you miss out and don't sign up!!! do it!! get some!! see ya there!!
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BWDers...

Ocean Rodeo is planning a One Design event for Windfest this year (July 8-10). As such, we are providing ALL gear necessary for the event - everyone will be truly on an equal playing field, using the exact same gear.

After the event, ALL this gear is for sale!

There are many of each size kite available, as well as some Control Bars, and Mako Dukes.

All equipment is approximately 40% off and will ONLY be used Friday July 8.

Save huge on effectively brand new gear.

Prices as follows:

Prodigy 7m - $869 taxes included (MSRP $1,299 plus tax)
Prodigy 9.5m - $965 taxes included (MSRP $1,439 plus tax)
Flite 12m - $1,199 taxes included (MSRP $1,789 plus tax)
Flite 14.5m - $1,315 taxes included (MSRP $1,959 plus tax)

Mako Duke - $599 taxes included (MSRP $1,049 plus tax)

Control Bar - $349 taxes included (MSRP $539 plus tax)

To RESERVE NOW, please email or call us at 1.888.544.4969

Do NOT send me a PM! Please email us directly!
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WINDFEST UPDATE

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WINDFEST UPDATE

We are on a yellow light holding pattern until Wednesday.

Forecast looks terrible, we will make the call Wednesday on whether to go ahead. If the event is no go, we will move to July 15-17. Still don't control the weather!

Check back here or on the event Facebook page for more info.

Thanks for your patience and understanding everybody.

- Windfest Team
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suggest sticking with historic dates giving you the best potential: last weekend in July :!: why it was changed was always a mystery to me :idea:
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We are officially delaying the event...

Stay tuned for further updates early next week as we monitor the forecast.

Again... NO WINDFEST THIS WEEKEND!
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KUS wrote:suggest sticking with historic dates giving you the best potential: last weekend in July :!: why it was changed was always a mystery to me :idea:
Kus feel free to organize a perfect event and prove your point :wink:
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