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SFBA Windsurf/Kitesurf Safety Day 2005

Postby OliverG » Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:41 pm

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San Francisco Boardsailing Association

Presents

Windsurf/Kitesurf Safety Day 2005

Hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club

Saturday, April 23, 2005


Schedule

9:00 am ñ 11:00 am Swap Meet Little Marina Green
11:00 am ñ 1:00 pm Safety Program St. Francis Yacht Club
1:00 pm ñ 2:00 pm Safety Roundtable/Q&A St. Francis Yacht Club
2:00 pm ñ 4:00 pm BBQ Informal BBQ at Crissy Field ñ East Beach

All interested parties are welcome and encouraged to attend.
You do not have to be a member of the San Francisco Boardsailing Association (SFBA).
SFBA works to protect access and promote safety for the boardsailing community (windsurfing + kitesurfing).

General Topics will include Hazardous Conditions
Right of Way
Self Rescue
Emergencies/Coast Guard Rescue
Safety Equipment

After General Topics, 2 separate programs

Windsurf Self Rescue
Kitesurf Safety & Self Rescue

Members of the United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand for questions and answers.



Raffle

Everyone in attendance at the safety program will be entered in a raffle

Prizes Courtesy of:

Kite Wind Surf
Boardsports
Helm
Surface 2 Air
Ultra Nectar

Windsurf/Kitesurf Safety Day 2005

Safety Program Topics


Elements

Currents & Tides

Offshore & Onshore Winds

Submerged Hazards

Exposure

Right of Way

Basic Rules

Commercial Vessels

Security Zones

Caution & Consideration

Racing

Coast Guard & Auxiliary

Coast Guard ñ Rescue is a primary mission, no fees for rescues

Auxiliary ñ Volunteer arm of Coast Guard

Windsurfer/Kitesurfer Responsibility ñ Know your limits, reduce risks

Notify of emergency, end of emergency and lost equipment

Marking your gear

Safety Equipment

Radios & Telephones

Lights, Strobes, and Flares

Smoke & Mirrors

Line

Helmets

Prevention

Check your equipment

Equipment Maintenance ñ Replace Lines


Replace critical parts

Self Rescue - Windsurf

No wind

Pony Express

Towing

Body Drag

Broken Universal

Broken Mast

Broken Boom

Lost Fin

Rescue by Boat

Self Rescue & Safety - Kitesurf

Launching

Landing

Go/No Go Decisions

No Wind

Towing

Body Drag

Lost Board

Lost Kite

Broken Line

Rescue by Boat
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Postby peterthorner » Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:00 pm

Please also show Kite Wind Surf as a raffle sponsor of the event. They have generously agreed to donate raffle prizes after I prepared the initial write up.

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Postby OliverG » Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:40 pm

You got it!
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Postby OliverG » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:01 am

All interested parties are welcome and encouraged to attend. You do not have to be a member of the San Francisco Boardsailing Association (SFBA). SFBA works to protect access and promote safety for the boardsailing community (windsurfing + kitesurfing).

Members of the United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand for questions and answers.

Everyone in attendance at the safety program will be entered in a raffle. There are many prizes sponsored by the following:

Ultra Nectar
Live2Kite
BayAreaKiteboarding.com
Boardsports
Dakine
Helms Sports (Helms of Sun Valley)
Kite Wind Surf
ASD/Advanced Surf Designs

Date: Saturday 23rd April, 2005.
Time: 9AM to 2PM
Location: St. Francis Yacht Club, Marina Blvd, San Francisco (just before Crissy Field).

Schedule

ï 9AM to 11AM: Swap Meet at Little Marina Green
ï 11AM to 12 PM: Safety Program at SFYC
ï 12PM to 2PM: Kitesurfing Specific Agenda
ï Location specific issues
ï Thursday night kite series
ï State of the industry (Gabe Brown, from a kite Magazine)
ï Equipment/Kite Design (Simone Vannuci, RRD Kite Designer)
ï Travel destinations
ï Open forum
ï 2PM to sunset: Kitesurfing and BBQ at Crissy Field

Agenda

Safety Program will include:
ï Hazardous conditions
o Currents & tides
o Offshore & onshore winds
o Submerged hazards
o Wind conditions around GG towers
o Exposure
ï Right of way
o Basic rules
o Commercial vessels
o Security zones
o Caution & consideration
o Racing
ï Self rescue
o Launching
o Landing
o Go/No go decisions
o No wind/ wind on the outside
o Towing
o Body drag
o Lost board
o Lost kite
o Broken line
o Rescue by boat
ï Emergencies/Coast Guard rescue
o Coast Guard ñ rescue is a primary mission, no fees for rescues
o Auxiliary ñ volunteer arm of Coast Guard
o Windsurfer/Kitesurfer responsibility ñ know your limits, reduce risks
o Notify of emergency, end of emergency and lost equipment
o Marking your gear
ï Safety equipment
o Radios & telephones
o Lights, strobes, and flares
o Smoke & mirrors
o Line
o Helmets
ï Prevention
o Check your equipment
o Equipment maintenance ñ replace lines
o Replace critical parts
ï Open forum

After General Topics, 2 separate programs:
ï Windsurfing
ï Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing Specific Agenda
ï Riding location specific issues
o Safety at individual locations; Crissy, Third Ave., Alameda, Sherman Island, the coast.
ï Thursday night kite series
o John Gomes to introduce the concept of kite racing to be sponsored by the SFYC.
ï State of the industry
o Gabe Brown, Editor Kiteboarding Magazine, to discuss the direction of kitesurfing as it relates to competition, equipment, destinations, snowkiting, etc.
ï Equipment/Kite Design
o Simone Vannuci, RRD Kite Designer, to discuss kite design, past, present and future
ï Travel Destinations
ï Open forum
ï 2PM to sunset: Kitesurfing and BBQ at Crissy Field
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Postby OliverG » Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:46 am

This is today! Let's hope for clearing. Come one out and attend to support your local shops and associations. Participate in the Safety Meeting and Presentation for a chance at cool raffle prizes!
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