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puppydog



Joined: 11 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$ can't buy you wind
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isobras



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure it can. Airfare, gasoline, iW data, vacation time, bigger and smaller boards and sails, relocating, career abandonment ... all qualify.
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tsokat



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Maitai global WTF? Reply with quote

barnabyr001 wrote:
What is up with with MaiTai Global renting and shutting down the Event Site this weekend? Roger


Is that the same group that reportedly displayed such bad sportsmanship en masse at Uppers on Maui recently?
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windsurfmike



Joined: 20 Jan 2001
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Location: Gorge

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Maitai global WTF? Reply with quote

Is that the same group that reportedly displayed such bad sportsmanship en masse at Uppers on Maui recently?[/quote]

Appear that you are correct. They were there May 16-19 for sure and the problems in uppers were May 15th and the following days, I was there. Could they have been the ones at the Hatch Friday with 2 escort jet skis also messing it up? Hope they get it out of their system while we are not windsurfing.


Here is the MaiTai Global schedule for Maui.
http://maitaiglobal.org/events/99-maui2012

And the forum complaints are at:

https://www.iwindsurf.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=24479&start=0
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mcbroom



Joined: 12 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None of the general public are worthy of even viewing their schedule for the Gorge 2012. Public internet access is blocked.
After witnessing their dreadful behaviour on Maui, it would be nice to know how to avoid them.
What I don't understand is, if they are so self important, and such great additions to the local economy when they visit,why they are not striving to honour local rules and traditions rather than flaunting the rules.
Respect should be in order, and awareness of the locals interactions.Self policing of rude and intrusive behaviour should occur.
Each participant should be sent a copy of the Maui kiteboarding associations suggestions and areas of legal access,or CGWA guidelines.
If you want the public to respect your companies and business endeavours, you need to remember the public eye is on you(from a distance in the Gorge at the event site).
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barnabyr001



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

most effective response to rude invasion of MatTai Global barbarians would be to express your concerns to Hood River Chamber of Commerce, HR Port, and sponsors, such as Naish.

C of C: events@hoodriver.org
HR Ports: porthr@gorge.net
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tweeky



Joined: 19 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchaco1 wrote:
Im sure glad I got that nice event site season pass...I havent been able to use it 5 out of the 8 or so times ive been...


barnabyr001 wrote:
My complaint is the Event Site is closed to ALL sailors and ALL spectators for this elite event.

What's next? Exclusive use of the Event Site rented out for weddings or corporate outings?

Roger


I feel your pain... But its called the "Event Site" for a reason, and if you show up only to be surprised by an event underway and your access denied, you have only yourself to blame. The Port of Hood River has an on-line schedule that details all the events & bookings for the upcoming season. Bookings fall under two categories, "exclusive" and "non-exlusive". They are just as they sound; exclusive users have the Event Site to themselves, while non-exclusive users may hold their event, but not deny access to other users. You can check the schedule before you purchase your pass, and decide if its worth it for you to buy one.
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isobras



Joined: 17 Jul 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does preventing peons from launching at the Event Site prevent them from sailing there from other launches? I doubt it; the river belongs to the Corps and/or the public, not to HR.

Besides, it looks like Mother Nature has mooted (if news anchors can say "efforting", I can say "mooted") the question by providing 3 mph easterlies today. Tip to wind-based event schedulers who weren't paying attention the past 50 years: You can't schedule the wind and you don't own the water.

Mike \OO/
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puppydog



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess everyone left their "aloha spirit" on the island
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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see they're "Non Profit". No income, no taxes, do whatever you want. WTF?
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