Within a Week!
We are within a week of the Crossing. Anyone having problems with finding lodging or camping should feel free to contact us. Remember, the last deadline for advanced registration is Monday. Hopefully, everyone received the Official Program. If you don’t get it shortly, please update us with your physical mailing address.
We are happy to announce that the 25th Mille Lacs Crossing will be recorded as a milestone. It has been confirmed that an independent cinematographer and a Twin Cities TV station will each be filming the action, on-the-water and off. We look forward to adding some of this coverage to our website at fleet8.com.
Category Clarification. In addendum to the Notice of Race, Formula class is for equipment that falls within the parameters of the International Formula Class, length 216-281 cm, width 67-100.5 cm and no daggerboard. At check-in, unlimited/open class will be recorded for the purpose of Mowind and/or national scoring. It encompasses Formula and unlimited longboard equipment. Awards for the Crossing will be for the equipment sailed during the Crossing. Hybrids will be scored in the Prodigy class. We hope this clarifies the categories. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Kiters Invited to Compete, but not Cross.
A sincere effort was put forward over the past year to include kiting in the Mille Lacs Crossing format. It has been discussed over by kiters who have windsurfed the Crossing and the more we looked at it, the more the logistics that challenge the windsurfer format create even more of a problem for kiting. With the success of the two winter Kite Crossings, we want kiters to be a part of the 25th Crossing. Not exhibition like in recent years, but actually competing on the water. This will be the first kite competition on water for the kite community that has set the bar for winter contests. Depending on the conditions, kite-cross or world-cup course will allow local talent to display their kite-handling skills. Needless to say, kite competition will not be held during the time of the actual crossing.
The fee for kiters to compete will be $60 which includes the breakfast and banquet on Saturday, and a sweatshirt. The social package for those not competing will be $40 or $18 for just the banquet. These fees are for those electronically registered by Wednesday, with a $15 penalty for those who wait until later.
EconoLodge Reasonable rooms, jacuzzi suites, whirlpool, sauna, continental breakfast. 800-839-7006
Garrison Inn & Suites Jacuzzi suites, indoor pool & spa, kids under 18 free with adult. 320-692-4050*
Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hotel with indoor pool, hot-tub & sauna. 800-468-3517
Lake Mille Lacs Resort Motel with spa, indoor pool, restaurant & lounge. 800-657-4704
Pike Point Resort Modern, housekeeping cabins, RV hookups. Kathy & Troy 800-249-1686*
Ray?s Boat Dock Cabins, camping, RV hookups boat ramp & launch. Ray & Ginger 218-678-4129
Rolling Hills Secluded family resort, modern cabins, beach, 1.5 mi. behind Headquarters. 320-692-4348
Twin Pines Resort Lodging, restaurant, bar, wet bike rentals. Linda & Bill Eno 320-692-4413*
The Red Door Clean, spacious rooms with color TV. Fred & Debbie 218-678-2660
Barnacles RV hookups, tent camping, protected harbor, bar & restaurant. 218-678-3122
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park Self-guided nature trails, hiking trails. Park permit required. 320-532-3523
Wilderness Campground Tent camping, showers. 320-692-4347*
* Within 5 minutes of social and race meeting sites.