DASH ACROSS THE BAY AND BACK
Sunday’s Dash Across the Bay and Back is purely a dash across and back for all wind sports. If you reckon you can be the quickest over and back against windsurfers and kiters, this is the race for you. This event is open to anything you can ride under a kite or as a windsurfer. This is going to be a mixed field event and it is extremely important that the Right of Way rules are followed and everyone avoids collision at all costs, whilst trying to be the fastest back.
There is going to be an official start, 15 min “Intent to Race”, 5 & 4 min “Warning”, 1 min “Get Ready”, 0 min “Start” and then it’s on. After entrants have crossed the start line, they’ll proceed around the buoy on the other side and back to the finish line.
There will be an award and bragging rights for 1st place for this event only.
NE Dash Across the Bay & Back
SE Dash Across the Bay & Back
Start Time: 11:00 Sunday 27 Oct 2019. (Speed/Race Boards 11:10, Foils 11:20 Sunday)
Event Finish Time: 12:00.
Start Place: Refer appropriate wind direction course map (below).
Event Coordinator: Peter Booth & Jennie Milton (Wind Sports Directors) Peter: 0411849818
Entry: Online Registration.
Skill Level: Confident kiter, ability to self-rescue / pack down, confidently rides upwind and down wind. Confident windsurfer, able to endure 9 km crossing of JB.
Tracking / Scoring: Bibs with numbers and spotters.
Safety: All the following items must to be worn Buoyancy Aid (legally required as more than 400m from shore). All the following items are recommended to be worn Helmet, Kite Knife and Wetsuit.
Support: 2 x support craft, 1 x Start & Finish, 1 x Rescue Boat. If possible, entrants are to self-rescue and pack down before being collected.
Comments: Logging and Tracking devices are not required, as numbers are being spotted from the boat for first places.
Windsurfer Speed & Race boards: start 10 mins after initial start.
Kite & Windsurfer Foils: Second start 20 mins behind the rest.
This event won’t be run if the wind direction is from the SW.
The Bay to Beach is an open water race from Husky Beach to a point on the opposite of the Bay (dependent on wind direction).
This is an open water event and we recommend that all competitors are confident and experienced in their activity.
Age Groups M&F
- Under 19
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