What's New at Fleet 8

Welcome to the Fleet 8 web site, home of one of the oldest windsurfing and kiting organizations in North America.


Pre-Registration is Now Closed

Late registration is available on-site.

Tenth Annual Kite Crossing Event Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014
Tenth Annual Kite Crossing Sponsors

This year is shaping up to be an exciting event. The organizers of the 10th Annual want to recognize the history of the event and take it a step further to define the future of the Mille Lacs Kite Crossing.

Some great sponsors are coming together to bring in some great festivities. The organizers are focusing on making this weekend a great weekend independent of wind conditions. Hang with kiters from around the country, attend the parties throughout the weekend, compete in the Big Race or some of the other smaller races, attend free mini clinics, demo some new gear, or just hang out. Should be a great weekend.

Lodging Options

Options Within Five Minutes of the Site

  • Garrison Inn & Suites: Jacuzzi suites, indoor pool & spa. 320-692-4050
  • Twin Pines Resort: Lodging, restaurant. 320-692-4413

Other Options

  • EconoLodge: Reasonable rooms, jacuzzi suites, continental breakfast. 800-839-7006
  • Grand Casino Mille Lacs: Hotel with indoor pool. 800-468-3517
  • Lake Mille Lacs Resort: Motel with indoor pool, restaurant. 800-657-4704

Also, there are quite a few options on the VRBO website for homes/cabins near Garrison.

Brainerd, MN is a short distance away and has considerably more options.

Contact kitecrossing@fleet8.com for more information.