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2006 World Sport Kite Championships: Day 5

With a little wariness we woke up this morning, hoping to not here the howling of the wind against our window. And sure enough, Friday was a much quieter morning. That’s if you think of 10-15 mph winds as “quieter” but in comparision to the gale force winds of Day 3 that ended the day […]

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2006 World Sport Kite Championships: Day 4

High winds and land sailers on the beach last night, gave some preview of what was to come today…When we woke up this morning, we knew it was going to be more of a handful than the first day of competition, it was simply howling and ripping around outside our window, framed by a fairly […]

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2006 World Sport Kite Championships: Day 3

Somewhere in this sleepy little town, in a small shop along Rue Carnot, there is a wee little woman who probably gets a headache at the sight of us now. Every single time one of us wanders in, its a complete mishmash of communication, resulting in us paging through phrase books and thusly, badly mangling […]

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2006 World Sport Kite Championships: Day 2

When it comes down to the World Championships, it’s not an easy thing to win and conditions at the start of the competition ensured that it would be a tough goal today. It started off blowing over the buildings, coming from inland at about 8-10 mph, then turned around off the ocean varying from 15 […]

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2006 World Sport Kite Championships: Day 1

A bit under the weather this morning, perhaps something in the previous night’s dinner… We’ve certainly had our share of challenges so far this week, from blowing out all the power in our suite, to notebook power adapters left at home, to even something as straight forward as getting internet access. Something to note, even […]

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2005 World Sport Kite Championships – Day 4

“Easing into the day” is always my favorite way to start one… but it was tough getting started on this one. Something about “Up Too Late” last night, and “Too Much To Do” today, I guess… Anyway, there was no getting around it – Today was the end of the World Sport Kite Championships, and […]

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2005 World Sport Kite Championships – Day 3

Thursday broke bright and clear – and without a whisper of wind! We went showered, dressed, and through our morning coffee ritual and then made lunch sandwiches and headed for the field. It’s nice to be early to events like this, and we were in plenty of time for the 10:00 am start time. We’d […]

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2005 World Sport Kite Championships – Day 2

Morning broke with light overcast, and we discovered Team Atemoc right outside our window. The actual comp field is a couple of miles from our hotel, so after moring coffee we hopped in the van and arrived at the flying field about 15 minutes before the 10:00 am starting time. Everyone was decidedly up-beat and […]

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2005 World Sport Kite Championships – Day 1

Today’s event kicked off with team warmups on the competition field from 9:00am to 12pm, with each team being given up to 2 minutes to move onto the field, then a full 10 minutes of practice, and up to 2 minutes to make their way off so the next team in order could move on […]

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2005 World Sport Kite Championships – Day 0

We’re underway here in beautiful Lincoln City, Oregon!  We actually arrived at about 11:30 on Sunday, and our room wasn’t ready yet.  What to do? Well, first it was off to the field behind Chinook Winds Casino where this years competition will be held. Sporting a neatly mowed lawn and brand new fence, the field […]

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