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Race to be held, Sunday, December 4, 2016

 
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Skipper's meeting at 9:00 a.m., start shortly after.


New location for start / finish! (Click Link)


2016 NOR (Notice of Race)

News & Updates:

12/02/16 -- Email, forums, and website update -- Race to be run 12/4/16

11/29/16 -- Updates posted forums, email list and here.


The i to i, (Inlet to Inlet Distance Race), will be held December 4, 2016, and is a windsurfing and kiteboarding long distance ocean race that runs from Fort Lauderdale's South Beach Park, around channel markers at Port Everglades Inlet and Hillsboro Inlet, and returns to South Beach Park.  This was the 13th year running this exciting event.  There is no entry fee for the event to view or participate.


Leif Given 2015 I-to-I overall winner


2015 Quick Recap:

The lone foiling kite crushed the windsurfers.  1 hour and 48 minutes for Leif Given the solo kitesurfer, 3 hours 52 minutes for Ron Kern and 4 hours and 8 minutes for Christophe Waerzeggers, the two windsurfing finishers on formula windsurfing boards.  SE winds on the low end of the planing wind range which shifted to west made for tough conditions for planing on a windsurfer which made the race long.  Seaweed in abundance on the outgoing tide at Hillsboro Inlet made the race more difficult for everybody.

2015 Group
L-R:  Linda, Chloe & Steve Campbell; Leif Given; Seth Whitehead; Christophe Waerzeggers: Ron Kern, Not in photo - Mike Vogt


2015 Full Recap and Individual Race Reports

2015 Results

2015 NOR (Notice of Race)

Previous Years of i To i Results, Recaps, Photos & NOR's

How the race was started and some history of the race.

Thanks to the 2015 sponsors and supporters of the event!

Adventure Sports, Neil Pryde, JP

Sandy Point Progressive SportsAerotech, Exocet

Liquid Surf & Sail

Next Sports, Fanatic, North

Nautical Ventures

iWindsurf.com


2015 NOR (Notice of Race)

News & Updates:

11/21/15 10:00 a.m. -- First possible start 11/21/15, Saturday, noon.  Details here.

11/21/15 9:00 a.m. -- First possible start 11/21/15, Saturday, noon.  Details here.

11/20/15 8:30 p.m. -- First possible start 11/21/15, Saturday, noon.  Details here.

11/17/15 -- Updates posted forums, email list and here.

10/31/15 -- 2015 Notice of Race Posted

05/10/2015 -- Race date changed for 2015 race from December 5-6 to November 21-22, 2015.



Last Year's Race - December 6, 2014


The i to i, (Inlet to Inlet Distance Race), was held December 6, 2014, and is a windsurfing long distance ocean race that runs from Fort Lauderdale's South Beach Park, around channel markers at Port Everglades Inlet and Hillsboro Inlet, and returns to South Beach Park.  This was the 12th year running this exciting event.  There was no entry fee for the event to view or participate.

Zach Marks 2014 I-to-I overall winner


Quick Recap:

Foiling kites crushed the windsurfers.  1 hour and change for 3 kites, 3+ for Fernando, the one and only windsurfing finisher.  NE winds from about 7 mph to 14 mph made for tough conditions for planing on a windsurfer which made the race brutal and long.  The foil kites had plenty.  Zach set a new overall record in 1 hour 2 minutes 20 seconds.  

L-R:  Gary Van Dyke, Steve Eagan, Kent Marinkovic, Leif Given, Ron Kern, Cody Steward, Monica Arche, Mike Vogt, Zack Marks, Bobby Savoire.  Not pictured Fernando Martinez

2014 Full Recap and Individual Race Reports

2014 Results

2014 NOR (Notice of Race)

Photos

Previous Years of i To i Results, Recaps, Photos & NOR's

How the race was started and some history of the race.


Thanks to Sue Kern for scoring, registering, and taking photos.

Thanks to the 2014 sponsors and supporters of the event!  

Adventure Sports, Neil Pryde, JP

Sandy Point Progressive SportsAerotech, Exocet

Liquid Surf & Sail

Next Sports, Fanatic, North

Nautical Ventures

iWindsurf.com


News & Updates:

12/05/2014 -- Update posted and emailed

The i-to-i Race Will Be Held Saturday, 12/6/14 at 9:00 a.m., skipperís meeting at 8:00 a.m.  See below why this time.

This years sponsors have been extremely generous and we have great prizes, awards, and participation gifts!
 
Adventure Sports Miami, Coconut Grove & Fort Lauderdale
Liquid Surf & Sail
Next Sports
Sandy Point Progressive Sports Daytona & Miami
Nautical Ventures
 
The race start is at 9 a.m. because it typically is windier in the morning this time of year.  Wind usually starts backing off around 11 a.m. so itís important to start early.  Skipperís meeting at 8 a.m.
 
This is what Iím seeing in the forecast and why Saturday is the choice.
 
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SYNOPSIS FOR JUPITER INLET TO OCEAN REEF FL OUT TO 60 NM424 AM EST FRI DEC 5 2014

SYNOPSIS
ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE AREA WILL MAINTAIN AN EAST TO NORTHEAST WIND FLOW THROUGH SATURDAY. A STRONGER HIGH WILL BUILD ALONG THE U.S. EAST COAST EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH WINDS BECOMING NORTH NORTHEAST ACROSS THE LOCAL WATERS.

GULF STREAM HAZARDS
NONE.  THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF DEC 03, 2014 AT 1200 UTC...

  7 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF PORT EVERGLADES.
SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS ALONG THE
COAST TO NORTH NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.

SUNDAY
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
 
 
 
Tide will be on the higher side and is favorable for launching with some extra height for racing fins.  I went by yesterday afternoon about mid-tide and checked things out: