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Kite Crossing 2017

Kite Crossing 13 Online Registration will close Wednesday, 01-Mar-2017.

Registration Notice of Race

Accessing the Lake

The ice on Mille Lacs managed to survive the recent heatwave, but the Garrison Sports access that we have always used to get on the lake did not. We have researched several other options, but a final decision will be made after we monitor any changes over the next week.

Registration

We do recognize that digging out shorts, tee’s and finding sunscreen in February may hinder thoughts of conquering another Kite Crossing, but now that Mother Nature has come back to her senses, optimism is lofting once again. To accommodate, we will continue to provide the early registration fee through next Wednesday. Late registration, available Friday evening only will be $80.

Lodging

There are still a few non-smoking rooms at Garrison Inn, so make your reservation promptly at 320-692-4050. Don’t forget to ask for the kiters discount. Twin Pines has one room left, reserve at 320-692-4413. Grand Casino is only 10 minutes down the road, 800-468-3517. VRBO also still has vacation rentals, check them out at https://www.vrbo.com/.

Mandatory Kiters meeting at 9:00 AM on 04-Mar-2017

The race committee has scheduled the Kiters meeting for 9:00 Saturday morning. It is mandatory attendance to qualify as a starter. Instructions on application of chipped timing will be given at the meeting. For those driving to Mille Lacs that morning, please get an early start.

A Special Thanks to Grand Casino and all our other Sponsors:

2017 Kite Crossing Sponsors

Welcome to the Fleet 8 web site, home of the most established windsurfing and kiting organization in North America.

With attendance averaging nearly 100 over the past two years, we have implemented some changes to help protect the integrity and safety of the event. Please help us out by reading and acknowledging the additional responsibilities of each and every kiter.

NO LATE REGISTRATION on Saturday. For those who do not register in advance through the website, you can only register late on site Friday evening at the Harbor Inn. Those registered in advance can check-in on the ice from 8:00 until 8:45, but we will accept no registrations on Saturday.

Mandatory Kiters meeting at 9:00 AM. The race committee has scheduled the Kiters meeting for 9:00 Saturday morning. It is mandatory attendance to qualify as a starter. Instructions on application of chipped timing will be given at the meeting.

On-the-ice-parking. With the popularity of the Kite Crossing, we need to control the impact of up to 200 cars by effectively spreading them out. Registered kiters will be allowed to park in the kiter venue, with up to 3 vehicles per group maintaining proper spacing between each group. Spectators will have designated parking slightly closer to shore. Event personnel will be available to assist you.

Kiters Q&A Meeting Friday evening. For the benefit of those attending their first event or who have minimal experience with the Kite Crossing, we will have a meeting Friday evening at 8:30 to explain and discuss what the BIG race is all about.


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