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To Be Run Next December 7-8, 2019

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The i to i, (Inlet to Inlet Distance Race) is a windsurfing, windfoiling, kiteboarding and kitefoiling long distance ocean race that runs from Fort Lauderdale's Vista Park, around channel markers at Port Everglades Inlet and Hillsboro Inlet, and returns to Vista Park.  2018 was the 16th year running this exciting event.  There is no entry fee for the event to view or participate.

2018 Competitors L-R & Fleet ((K)ite or (W)indsurf) Standing:  Bruno Perez (K), Leif Given (K) Adam Bator (K), Corey Folz (K), Chad Allen (K), Brien Mastriana (K), Mike Vogt (W), Jerome Samson (W), Myles Borash (W), Kent Marinkovic (K), Front: Steve Campbell (W), Ron Kern (W)

2018 Quick Recap:

This year's race was run on December 1, 2018, starting at 10:08 a.m.  Leif Given riding a hydrofoil kiteboard took the top spot in just under an hour and a half followed by a string of kite foilers and windsurfers.  Eight entrants went the whole distance, including 5 first time I-to-I kite foilers: Bruno Perez, Corey Folz, Brien Mastirana, Adam Bator & Chad Allen.  Kent Marinkovic (K) took 4th place completing the course after not finishing in 2016.  SSE winds in the upper teens to mid 20's mph provided good power for the upwind downwind course.  The day started off cloudy, sun came out, during the race a bit of rain and then sunny cloudy again. The 80 air and water temps were awesome.  Ron Kern was the first windsurfer sailing a Formula Windfoil, the first Windfoil to enter and complete an I-to-I race.  Ron's GPS reported 33.2 miles of sailing.  All the competitors said they took spills especially downwind in the swell and chop. 

Party and prize giving followed at Ron & Sue's nearby home. 

2019 race will be December 7-8. 

2018 Notices:

11/08/18 -- NOR Posted, website updated, email sent to group. 

11/30/18 -- Race is on for 12/1/18 at 9:00 a.m.

2018 NOR (Notice of Race)

Thanks to our 2018 sponsors:

Liquid Surf & Sail


Adventure Sports, Neil Pryde, JP

Sandy Point Progressive SportsAerotech, Exocet

US Windsurfing