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Old 03-02-2011, 03:45 PM
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Neil Hutchinson has come up with an unusual competition. Combining sky diving with kiting competitions spiced up with varied team concepts. It is all to take place in Sebastian, Florida between March 11 and 13, 2011.


Neil over the LZ, strip and sand bar in Sebastian, Florida
Photo credit: Evan Bell

Neil just sent along the following information ...


"So the event is getting close and registration is up at http://kiteboardsebastian.com/special_events the entrance fee will be $30 prior to the event and $40 the day of and will include entry fees to all contests, boat transport to and from islands, swag bags, live bands, event parties and drink specials, your entrance fee will be refunded to you if you register before the event and decide to do a tandem skydive.

Here is a full breakdown of the event:

All kiteboarding will take place on a deserted island on the river where any wind direction works!

Kiteboarding will be boarderX now also known as “FUC/K the rules racing” or it could be FUCAK the rules racing too.

Skydiving will be an accuracy landing contest for licensed skydivers now also known as “FUC/K land right here”


The "sandbar" competition zone
Photo credit: Lyle Presse


Divisions:

Single FUC/K the rules racing, you must be able to go up wind and perform small jumps. 1st place prize.
Overall FUC/K the rules racing/ FUC/K land right here, you have to enter both events and your combined finishing score will determine the 1st place prize.
Team, you make your own team of 2, one person enters the kite and one the skydive and your combined finishing scores will determine the 1st place prize.


Schedule:

Friday 11th:

9am Meet at Kiteboard Sebastian, 400 W. Airport Drive, Sebastian 32958 (at the Drop Zone)
9am-11am Registration or skydive
Noon Meet at Suzy's Tiki Bar, 1130 Indian River Dr. Sebastian, FL. 32958 for lunch (http://suzystiki.blogspot.com/) and transport to the island for kiting and winching and rail riding.
1pm Riders meeting
1.30pm First possible start
5pm If no wind return to Kiteboard Sebastian for sunset jump
7pm Party at the Zoo Bar at the Drop Zone



The water may not be quite as blue as in Rum Cay but it should be memorable all the same.
Photo credit: Evan Bell


Saturday 12th

9am Meet at Kiteboard Sebastian
9am-12am Skydive competition
Noon Meet at Suzy's Tiki Bar, 1130 Indian River Dr. Sebastian, FL. 32958 for lunch and transport to the island for kiting and winching and rail riding.
1pm Riders meeting
1.30pm First possible start
5pm If no wind return to Kiteboard Sebastian for sunset jump
7pm Party at the Zoo Bar at the Drop Zone



The sandbar, out in the middle of the ICW, calm on one side low chop on the other. A nice riding venue!
Photo credit: Lyle Presse

Sunday 13th:

Back up day for wind
9am Meet at Kiteboard Sebastian
9am-12am Fun skydives and World record attempt for Kiteboarders who Skydive
Noon Meet at Suzy's Tiki Bar, 1130 Indian River Dr. Sebastian, FL. 32958 for lunch and transport to the island for kiting and winching.
3pm Awards at Kiteboard Sebastian
7pm After party at the Zoo Bar


Neil scoping out the event site from a good vantage point.
Photo credit: Evan Bell

Accommodations:

At Kiteboard Sebastian camping is free, on site there are hot showers and bathrooms. For local hotels in the area go to: http://kiteboardsebastian.com/accomodations


Parties:

These will be taking place at the Zoo bar that is located directly next to Kiteboard Sebastian and almost a 10 second walk from the camp ground, yes a 10 second walk so no need to drive for campers!

On Saturday night there will be a live band and the infamous foam pit + more.
We will be joining the 6th annual skydiving event Team Dirty Sanches, Come On I Wanna Lei U Luau.

Sky diving competitors will be required to have AFF licenses. All non experienced skydivers that want to jump will have to go tandem this weekend but can return on a later date to take the AFF (advanced free fall) course to jump solo.

This is gonna be big!

Check out their blog at http://teamdirtysanchez.com/index.ph...d=20&Itemid=66



You shouldn't see this in Sebastian but perhaps Rum Cay, but that is another story.
Photo credit: Jesse Cors

For more info feel free to contact:
Neil Hutchinson 954-647-7228 nhukusa@aol.com
Or
Lyle Presse 772-713-8297 lyle@flexvision.com

Hope to see you there!"
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:34 PM
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The event starts tomorrow. Have no clue about the sky diving weather forecast or suitability as I don't do it! From a kiting perspective, NWS has this to say:

"Tonight...South winds 10 to 15 knots...becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots late in the evening. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds...becoming 6 seconds late. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.

Friday...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 7 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.

Friday Night...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. "
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...lb&zmx=1&zmy=1


Realtime wind, livecams and other info at: http://www.sebastianinletcam.com/

They're predicting sunny weather tomorrow with a high of 67 F and low of 43 F at night!

Have fun folks!
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