myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Windsurfing Videos Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
Incompetent Kiter-1; Anita Rock Wind Sensor-0
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jchang10



Joined: 10 Apr 2000
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://plus.google.com/photos/115483447771222482504/albums/5889871752733861233?authkey=CJ6U14TMgoCNvgE

Here is a link to some i took today. I emailed you the originals as well.

Thanks!
Jae
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dvCali



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 453

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:41 pm    Post subject: Re: The kiter should have to pay for the sensor repair! Reply with quote

pshaw wrote:

I, for one, have pretty much had it with the hot shots. They should not be launching/landing in the east end of the beach and should not be launching/landing over the civilians whereever they are located.


Can't agree more: the kites should not be allowed to lunch from the area east of the lagoon "river" mouth. That is, they should only lunch west of that area. Easy solution, with no consequence for the kites, that would decrease the risk of collision on the water and damage to beach-goers enormously.

By the way: I have not sailed Crissy much this year, wind has been much better at Coyote/Stick, but not counting the times when most Kites were not out because it was too windy, I witnessed 1 Coast Guard rescue (the kiter lost his kite and was floating merrily in the middle of nowhere during ebb-tide) and another one sort of dragging himself to shore after having lost his board. The fact is: accidents with Kites are very frequent events ...


Last edited by dvCali on Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:51 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
windfind



Joined: 18 Mar 1997
Posts: 803

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jchang10 wrote:
https://plus.google.com/photos/115483447771222482504/albums/5889871752733861233?authkey=CJ6U14TMgoCNvgE

Here is a link to some i took today. I emailed you the originals as well.

Thanks!
Jae


Hi Jae,

Thanks for the fast work and great photos. I have forwarded them to the Boston office and they will start the repair process .

Mike Godsey
iwindsurf.com



Anita Rock2.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  140.7 KB
 Viewed:  2043 Time(s)

Anita Rock2.jpg


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
WineCo



Joined: 12 Apr 2007
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also agree with abisailf and PShaw's comment about enforcing the kite launch at the Western part of Crissy beach.

Everyone visiting from other sailing areas around the world, are always surprised that there are no restrictions on kite boarding at Crissy Field yet.

Didn't this just happen to the Anita Rock Sensor a few months back?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Riptide



Joined: 15 Jan 2011
Posts: 165

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted you all to see how this is being assessed on the BAk forum.

http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12110
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
buzzwordbrad



Joined: 17 Jul 2012
Posts: 31

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is how this is handled at south padre island:

http://www.spiwindsurfing.com/safety.html

the whole thing is self-policed but everyone knows and does a good job following the rules. wind changes direction there so can be on, off, or side-shore.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kevinkan



Joined: 07 Jun 2001
Posts: 1150
Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend and I were sailing back to the beach at Crissy earlier this year, and a kite racer was on his way out... we were obviously on a collision course, but I've been around enough Formula racers and kite racers to know that sometimes they don't have the most mobility to change course when lit up on their sail/kite, so I was happy to give way... of course that was until he started screaming "STARBOARD" at me... yes, I was aware that my friend and I were on starboard and that we had the right of way Rolling Eyes

Seriously, WTF? Do some of these guys even know port from starboard? It just seems like a total cluster*^& out there sometimes. I've been on the wrong side of right of way before and done dumb sh!t either because I wasn't paying close enough attention or had bad judgement of space, so I was able to let it go... the guy is amiable, but he has a reputation for being out of control.... other kiters are scared of him too. One of peers needs to have a heart to heart with him before he kills somebody.

Best thing is to sail defensively and give them a wide berth.

_________________
Kevin Kan
Sunset Sailboards, San Francisco CA
http://www.sunsetsailboards.com
http://www.sunsetsailboards.com/blog
http://www.facebook.com/sunsetsailboards
Live Onsite Reports via Twitter
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
rigatoni



Joined: 25 Feb 1999
Posts: 337

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super windy day today at Crissy and not too many people around. Hmm......
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bipbip



Joined: 09 Sep 2003
Posts: 76

PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riptide wrote:
Just wanted you all to see how this is being assessed on the BAk forum.
http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12110

Thanks: I found the conversation there pretty level-headed.

Anyway, I agree that anybody breaking anything owned by anyone else carries (at the very least!) some financial liability, but not that there should be ANOTHER token when government agencies intervene to rescue somebody: there's already one we all pay, it's called TAXES. Without turning this in a political discussion, I frankly see my taxpayer dollars rather spent like that than for many other tasks our government (local, regional and national) fulfills.
They will know how to "punish" repeating offenders, typically impounding their gear.

Kiters always made me nervous, but not as much as jet-skis did (fast, heavy and with no brakes), or even racing catamarans (even just training).
For once, today I sailed between the towers a bit overpowered for an hour, with the company of a lonely kiter and half a dozen huge motorcrafts.
I considered the kiter my only alley...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
victor



Joined: 03 Aug 1998
Posts: 558

PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

finally, a couple of level headed posts regarding the subject from kevin and bipbip who don't mind sharing the bay.

i was rescued once when I didn't want to be. i was becalmed within 60' of the jetty at travis marina. the coasties came up and said get in. i said no thanks and they said they had to pull me out for liability reasons and i was actually a navigational hazard.

i asked about charges and they said not to worry, this is what they do. i have to say they are very good at it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Page 3 of 4

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group