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Hood River Delta: New Safety Rules for kiters and windsurfer

 
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wsmike



Joined: 07 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject: Hood River Delta: New Safety Rules for kiters and windsurfer Reply with quote

New safety areas have just gone into place, set up by the Port of Hood River around the new 40 acres of land near the Event Site (5/26/07). I spoke with the port director yesterday and he noted that warnings will be issued for the first few weeks, then citations will ensue. Safety is the only concern here, and areas are clearly marked with big red and yellow buoys.

Please spread the word, and take a second to look at this map of the delta that shows the areas and their designated uses:
http://www.portofhoodriver.com/Port%20Waterfront%20AccessZones.pdf



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hilton08



Joined: 02 Apr 2000
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: Sandbar accident? Reply with quote

Speaking of safety, anyone have details on the kite accident today at the spit? Not a good way to start the season.
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Terryg11



Joined: 24 May 2005
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who knows, maybe they'll even put a bouy out there, to go with the new regulations ?

Nice!
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boardsportsrule4



Joined: 05 Jul 1999
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 12:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Sandbar accident? Reply with quote

hilton08 wrote:
Speaking of safety, anyone have details on the kite accident today at the spit? Not a good way to start the season.



I'm quite curious about this too..!!
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Lance



Joined: 28 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiter is doing fine
http://www.nwkite.com/forums/t-4680.html
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tetiaroaxx



Joined: 08 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Bruce still doing his hero gybes 2' from the Event Site launch?
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hilton08



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:27 am    Post subject: Safe Zone Reply with quote

Bruce P. is doing a great job of respecting the slow zone.
Yesterday I watched him schlog out from the Event Site sunk up to his thighs/waist (well below the 5mph limit and a great display of skill and balance). It was only after he reached the edge of the safety zone that he hit the wind line and took off like a bullet.
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