JETTY ISLAND LIGHT WIND OLYMPICS - June 23-25

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JETTY ISLAND LIGHT WIND OLYMPICS - June 23-25

Postby Globekiter » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:57 am

!!! BOOM !!! – Mark your calendars!!!

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***The JETTY ISLAND LIGHT WIND OLYMPICS *** – June 23-25th

Who will take home the first “KING OF THE LIGHTWIND 2017” title at Jetty Island?

I'm excited to announce that we are making it happen!!! The FIRST EVER Jetty Island Freestyle, Big Air, A B Race and JI Foil Race!!! Thanks @Jason Sperling for putting together this promotional video and getting everyone stoked!!!

We have received approval from the Port of Everett for the event, worked with the City Parks Department, and Fire Department and secured @WooSports as our main sponsor of the event. Thanks to the support of Jeffro’s Kitboarding School @UrbanSurf we also have the required insurance.
Here are some basics while we still try to work out some details. This is the first time we hold such an event so things might not be as smooth the first time around. Any help is appreciated.

***What***: Freestyle, Big Air, A B Race, and Jetty Island Foil Race, including Industry Demos on Sat June 24th Male and Female categories

***When***: Wind dependent but window is Friday June 23rd – Sunday June 25th, exact times still TBD, Rider’s meeting likely at 3:30 p.m. each day

***Where***: Jetty Island Kiteboarding Zone

***Who***: Anyone and everyone who wants to participate and or watch

***Entry Fee***: $20 to participate in any or all events

***Prizes***: Title “King of Lightwind” (Freestyle / Big Air / Foil / A B Race), swag, other TBD pending sponsors
***After Party***: TBD, but likely at the Jetty Island dock, fine brews provided by PSKITE

***Transport***: You will need your own transport to Jetty Island since the public ferry doesn’t run yet. Most of us have transport, but if you don’t post on the forum or ask a friend to give you a lift. We may be able to provide a shuttle service if we have a volunteer with a boat.

***Volunteers***: We still need some volunteers for Shuttle to / from JI, Boat Support for foil race, Emergency Medical Personnel (calling all nurses, doctors, EMTs), Woo volunteers to help download session stats, additional Photographers (thanks @Dmitry for being our Director of Photography”, other roles. Ping Philipp for details and I will connect you to the right people to coordinate with

***Volunteer Meeting***: still TBD, but we’ll likely meet the night before the event to discuss any FAQs and logistics
What is still needed: PA SYSTEM, Generator, Air Horn, Flags, Walkie Talkies, other? – if you can provide any of that, please send a message to Philipp.

***How to stay up to date?:*** - Keep an eye on the event Facebook Page.

You don’t want to miss this!!! Questions, feel free to ask below!

BE STOKED!
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Re: JETTY ISLAND LIGHT WIND OLYMPICS - June 23-25

Postby AKexpat » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:16 pm

I wish I could be there, this is a great event and I was so stoked until I saw that I was going to be out of town.
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Re: JETTY ISLAND LIGHT WIND OLYMPICS - June 23-25

Postby Globekiter » Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:01 pm

UPDATE ***The JETTY ISLAND LIGHT WIND OLYMPICS *** – June 23-25th

Hey everyone, quick update! There has been so much going on over the last couple of weeks in getting this event organized and I want to keep you informed. From insurance to waivers, from demos to races and figuring out general logistics and schedules, we are getting there! Now that we are hopefully past the rainy weather in the Pacific Northwest, the long term forecast for this week and the upcoming weekend for our event is looking very promising!!! Perform your wind rituals now for an amazing weekend at Jetty Island with WIND, SUN, FUN, and FRIENDS

1) FLYER: Check out the updated flyer with all our sponsors and demo participants!!!! Thanks to these companies for expressing their interest and wanting to be part of our event!
Sponsors: PSKite, WOO Kite, Urban Surf, DAKINE, Buoy Wear, The Kite Lesson, SUPBUDDY, Bluewater Distilling
Demos: Slingshot Kite, Best Kiteboarding, Liquid Force Kites, Cabrinha Kiteboarding, CORE Kiteboarding, Naish Kiteboarding, Litewave Dave

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2) AFTER PARTY: You were probably all wondering, where do we party? We were able to secure our After Party venue on Saturday evening, June 24th. Thanks Stephen Sibborn for helping with that. **** Bluewater Distilling **** is looking forward to hosting us on Saturday evening!!! They’re excited to have us. Bring your videos and footage of the day’s events. Please RSVP to the After Party Invite so we can get a generally idea of head-count communicated to the venue.

3) PRO RIDERS: I’m stoked to announce that we will have some PRO Riders at the event. Who will be there will be announced later in the week, but you don’t want to miss the opportunity to “MEET & GREET” and watch them throw down with all of us!!!

4) SCHEDULE: The full schedule will be posted in a couple of days so stay tuned. Generally speaking, the main event will be Saturday with all the Demos also happening that day. Hopefully the wind will cooperate!

5) DIRECTORS: None of this would be possible without the help of the community. I have worked with many in the community and assigned Director roles to help with the event. Please say thanks to these individual when you see them, give them a high-five, and / or contact them with questions and if you’d like to help:

• Event Organizer: Philipp Schonger
• Assistant Event Organizer: Jason Sperling
• Master of Ceremony – Walter Young – aka “Gator”
• Freestyle Director – Stephen Sibborn
• Big Air Director – Stephen Sibborn
• Foil Race Director – Adam Vance
• Medical Director – Joaquin Hubbard
• Woo Director – Jason Sperling
• Demo Director – Patrick Daniels
• Boat Support Director – Sean Bold
• Photography Director – Dmitry Kraskovsky
• Registration – Roxana Poptamas
• DJ / Music - Ryan Theory Curtright

6) EVENT PRINCIPLES: Finally, I wanted to make sure that everyone knows they are invited to join the event and encouraged to participate in the DEMOS and the COMPETITION. It doesn’t matter how good of a kiter you think you are, be part of it and support the community! Some of the event principles to keep in mind:
• SAFE, avoid any incidents
• FUN, have a good time
• ACCESSIBLE, make it so anyone can and wants to participate
• SIMPLE, don’t make events too complicated
• FOR THE RIDERS, BY THE RIDERS

That’s it for now! Happy Fathers’ Day! Any questions, concerns, feedback … please feel free to post them here or send me a message directly.
BE STOKED!
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Re: JETTY ISLAND LIGHT WIND OLYMPICS - June 23-25

Postby Globekiter » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:17 pm

RSVP for the event - https://www.facebook.com/events/5203695 ... null%22%7D

RSVP for Saturday AFTER PARTY @ Bluewater Distillery - https://www.facebook.com/events/1235359 ... 8217040394
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Re: JETTY ISLAND LIGHT WIND OLYMPICS - June 23-25

Postby Globekiter » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:57 am

GGET YOUR limited edition "JETTY ISLAND LIGHTWIND OLYMPICS 2017" - T-Shirt NOW!!!

Support our local kiteboarding event and get this limited edition “Jetty Island Lightwind Olympics 2017” T-shirt! All extra moneys after covering costs will be donated to #Kiteboarding4Cancer. Help us! Help #KB4C! Get an awesome shirt! Be stoked!

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Thanks to our fantastic Penny Laine who came up with this awesome design!

Whoever wants a shirt by Friday, send what size and type you want directly to Penny Laine by 2p.m. TODAY!!! Penny can put a rush order together (do not order through the link below, send a message to Penny first), otherwise just order directly through the link below.

Order here: http://tinyurl.com/y7xbk47e
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Re: JETTY ISLAND LIGHT WIND OLYMPICS - June 23-25

Postby Globekiter » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:53 pm

UPDATE 6/20/17 *** Jetty Island Light Wind Olympics ***

We are a GO for this weekend! Forecast is looking good!
1) EVENT REGISTRATION is up. Please register asap so we get a general idea of how many people will participate in each event. It will save time not having to fill out this form at the event or having to deal with cash on the beach. Everyone is encouraged to compete and have fun, so don’t be shy or worry about how good you are, this is a great opportunity to be part of something fun!!!

http://www.planetreg.com/2017JettyIslan ... ndOlympics

2) SCHEDULE of Events – here’s the tentative schedule. Please see that attached PDF for a specific times and additional details. Most important thing for athletes, the rider’s meeting will be at 3:00 p.m. each day unless announced otherwise on the Event Page!!!

Friday 6/23/17
• WOO Big Air Event Prelims
• WOO Freestyle Event Prelims
• Pro Rider Meet & Greet

Saturday 6/24/17
• WOO Freestyle Event Finals
• WOO Big Air Event Finals
• Demos
• After Party

Sunday 6/25/17
• Foil Race Event
• A to B Race Event

Any questions, feedback, concerns, please feel free to post them here or ping me directly.
Thanks!
Philipp
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Re: JETTY ISLAND LIGHT WIND OLYMPICS - June 23-25

Postby HotLaunch » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:29 am

Looking forward to this event! Will shirts be available on the beach? If so, how much?

See you Saturday!
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Re: JETTY ISLAND LIGHT WIND OLYMPICS - June 23-25

Postby Globekiter » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:09 pm

Shirts will not be available on the beach. They can only be ordered online from now on. EVENT T-SHIRTS - http://tinyurl.com/y7xbk47e

SCHEDULE UPDATES / CHANGES
Please make sure you follow all updates and schedule changes for the event on the Facebook Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/520369598354376/
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