Squamish Windsports Society Announces Dates and Sponsorship
The Pacific Pilsner 2012 West Coast Open
Canadian Kiteboarding Course Racing National Championships
Updated May 1, 2012
Squamish, BC–The Squamish Windsports Society (SWS) have confirmed the dates and
sponsorship for the 2012 West Coast Open and CKA Canadian Kiteboarding Course
Racing National Championships.
This years’ event will be held August 4, 5 and 6, 2012 at the Windsports spit in
Squamish, BC, Canada. The title sponsor will be Pacific Pilsner, from Pacific Western
Brewery, who returns for their second year of support.
The SWS is also pleased to announce that Cabrinha, Ozone, Epic Kites, O’Neil, Dakine,
Sea Specs, Airtime Boardsports, and Northshore Ski and Board are supporting the
event. Their support is helping to build the event and ensure continued success.
“We’re thrilled that Pacific Pilsner is back for a second year of enthusiastic and generous
support of this important national event,” said Mark Leng, one of two Race Directors for
this years’ competition.
“We are holding this event in one of the most beautiful settings in the country in
Squamish’s Howe Sound. With the reliable thermal winds, we look forward to some
great racing” said Don Campbell, who is also Race Director.

Squamish Windsports Society invites all national and international competitors to
register for what promises to be an exciting and important event. The Canadian
standings from this event will determine the Canadian Kiteboarding Association course
racing rankings and titles for 2012. The event will include IKA points for Course Racing
Course racing is scheduled to run all three days of the BC Day long weekend: Saturday
through Monday. All Course Racing competitors will be racing together in the Open
Class division. There will also be sub-rankings for Canadian Males and Canadian
Competitors will be able to register online beginning May 15, 2012. Registration fees
will include a Saturday Dinner event. Further registration information and the Notice of
Race will be posted online on the Squamish Windsports Society Events website.

Saturday, August 4th
9:00 – 10:00 Late Entry
9:00 – 10:00 All riders Registration
10:30 – 11:00 Skippers Meeting at the Spit
12:00 – 17:00 Course Racing at the Spit
21:00 Riders dinner and social event (venue tbd)
Sunday, August 5th
10:00 – 11:00 Skippers Meeting at the Spit
12:00 – 17:00 Course Racing at the Spit
21:00 Party at the Spit
Monday, August 6th
10:00 – 11:00 Skippers Meeting at the Spit
12:00 – 16:00 Course Racing at the Spit
18:00 – Awards Ceremony at the Spit
ACCOMMODATION: – Accommodation options can be found at Car-camping at the Spit is permitted
at no charge. No tent camping is permitted. Howe Sound is an environmentally
sensitive area, home to diverse aquatic and wildlife – please be respectful and use waste
and sanitary facilities provided.
CONTACT: For further information or media registration, please contact the Race
Directors: Mark Leng or Don Campbell (, or visit the Squamish
Windsports Society events website at

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