THE BAHAMAS KITE RACE 2005

here will be three possible starting locations depending upon the wind direction on the day of departure. We are looking for all athletes to be able to ride on a downwind broad reach, therefore we will have a far south departure station in Miami, a central location in Ft. Lauderdale and a northern launch site in Delray Beach, FL.| There will be three possible starting locations depending upon the wind direction on the day of departure. We are looking for all athletes to be able to ride on a downwind broad reach, therefore we will have a far south departure station in Miami, a central location in Ft. Lauderdale and a northern launch site in Delray Beach, FL. After landing in the tropical paradise of Bimini, it will be optional for the riders and media to stay for a day or two after the race party for any photo / video shoots that might want to be obtained as we are sure it is windy and the landscape will be spectacular. Race Rules Two kiteboard riders per team Each contestant must have medical insurance and standard medical report from a registered physician. Riders may ride whatever brand kite or board they choose and do not have to necessarily ride for the same company. Teams may be mixed gender, male and female as well as all male or all female. Each team must supply their own rescue vessel. One rescue boat per team. Each vessel must be open ocean capable and be able to handle rough conditions with potential seas of fifteen (15) feet or more. Rescue vessels must have onboard a VHF radio, EPIRB, first aid kits, etc. Enough spare fuel onboard each boat to yield an additional fifty miles. Lights, sea anchors and various other required safety devices. All vessels must be properly registered, insured and meet all Coast Guard regulations. All riders / rescue vessels will start at the same time from the designated starting area. The finishing point will be at the same place for all teams in the Bahamas. No team is considered “complete to finish” until all three parties (two kiters and their rescue vessel) reach the finishing point. No rider can use their rescue vessel as a resting place at anytime without disqualifing their entire team. Rescue vessels may supply their team riders with fluids and / or food at any time. Teams may change equipment during the race with the help of their rescue vessel provided they do not board or rest on the boat to do so. All team members must be within visible distance of one another throughout the entirety of the race. The team boat should stay within 500 ft. or less of both team riders.

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