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February 18-19, 2023

Postponed from December 3-4, 2022.

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The i to i, (Inlet to Inlet Distance Race) is a windsurfing, windfoiling, wingfoiling, 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.  2021 was the 19th year running this exciting event.  There is no entry fee for the event to view or participate.

2022-2023 Notices:

Email is the primary method of race communication.  If you are not on the list, please email a request to ron@ronkern.com

01/13/23 --  Website updated, email sent to group with rescheduled running date February 18-19, 2023

12/10/22 --  Website updated, email sent to group.

Forecast not good for tomorrow:


N NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Period 5 seconds.

Intracoastal waters a light chop.

The race is postponed until 1/8/23.

12/04/22 --  Website updated, email sent to group.  Link to email.

12/02/22 -- Website updated, email sent to group.  Link to email.

11/20/22 -- NOR Posted, website updated, email sent to group. 

2022 NOR (Notice of Race)

Thanks to our 2022 sponsors:

Please visit in person or online and thank them with a purchase!

iWindsurf.com, iKitesurf.com, SailFlow.com, Windalert.com

Liquid Surf & Sail

Adventure Sports, Neil Pryde, JP

Sandy Point Progressive Sports, Aerotech, Exocet

North Beach Windsurfing

Captain Kirks Water Sports

2021 Race:

The 2021 race was run on December 11, 2020, starting at 9:19 a.m. from Vista Park.  Leif Given, riding a hydrofoil kitesurfer, took the top spot.  He was blazing fast and was just a blur around the course completing the race in a record 51 minutes 31 seconds.  Fernando Martinez rounded the first mark at the Port Everglades channel marker in second place.  A few hundred yards behind was Ron Kern followed by Maria Emerson.  They all sailed downwind to the Hillsboro Inlet channel marker, Fernando maintained and opened his lead on the hydrofoiling windsurfers and kitesurfers.  Tim Knapp made up a lot of distance and after the Hillsboro rounding passed Ron going upwind moving into third place on the way to Vista Park.  The windsurfers took spots 2 through 5.  Brien Mastriana, on a kite foilboard was the second place kitefoiler.  Maria Emerson riding a kite foil completed the segment of Vista Park to Port Everglades and back to Vista Park after having some trouble making it back downwind.  Conditions were ESE wind in the low teens from later dropping a bit and shifting more easterly.  The 79-81 air and 78 water temps were awesome.  The 20th I-to-I will be held December 3-4, 2022.

L-R:  Steve Campbell, Tim Knapp, Fernando Martinez, Ron Kern, Brien Mastriana, Leif Given, Maria Emerson

Thanks to our 2021 supporters who have provided prizes for our event:

iWindsurf.com, iKitesurf.com, SailFlow.com, Windalert.com