Florida Kite Racing League: May 13 – 15, 2016

Come to St Pete for a weekend of hot foil racing! F-One is proud to be a sponsor of the race and will be on location to check out the action with Elite Watersports – Shop and School located in St. Petersburg. F-One Ambassadors Zach Marks and Jon Modica are also Participating in the race, we wish them both luck!

The F-One Freeride foil and Diablo Kite will be available to show and possibly demo to experienced riders contemplating whether or not to join the foil scene. Big things to come from F-One in the foil department, stay tuned for this weekend’s updates. Complete event information below!

St Pete Spring Foil – William McKenzie
William McKenzie Photography
William McKenzie Photography

Foil Regatta May 13-15, 2016
5/10/16 Event Update:

This weekend’s events will take place at Pass-A-Grille Beach based on the current weather forecast. Friday will be a clinic day/distance race, Saturday and Sunday are course racing days. Weekend course race scoring is different from the Friday distance race scoring.
Registration is now open and available online via Regatta Network. Click the link below to begin your registration: Spring Kite

Ikitesurf is calling for Northwest wind for the entire weekend. That means that we will be racing at the beach. We will be basing our operations out of Pass-A-Grille beach at 22nd Ave. I would recommend setting up your kites just north of 22nd Ave on the beach. Typically, this area is less crowded. On Friday the beach should not be that crowded but on the weekends the crowd will swell. Additionally, construction on the only road leading to Pass-A-Grille has ramped up significantly this week. All of these factors mean that you will need to get to the beach early on Saturday and Sunday in order to get a parking spot close to the venue. If you happen to be a member of a yacht club you might be able to work out some sort of reciprocal privilege to park at the SPYC PAG clubhouse.

All of our operations will be in the afternoons. Below is the tentative plan. This is not totally set in stone, but I would not expect times to move more than an hour in either direction.

14:30 Meeting to discuss distance race course and safety
15:30 Distance race start.
19:30ish Registration and beers at Aaron’s shop. 4100 34th Street south, Saint Petersburg, FL.
After distance race I’ll be around to go over anything you want. We won’t be able to do video like we did at the last clinic, but we can go over just about anything else.

12:30 Competitors meeting.
14:00 First start
19:00 Taco Bar and beers at SPYC PAG

12:30 Competitors meeting
14:00 First start
16:00 No race started after this time

More info: www.regattanetwork.com

Elite Watersports
Phone: (727) 800-2202