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by skywalker
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Tribute to Harry Weiler
Replies: 19
Views: 12847

Tribute to Harry Weiler

Posted with the permission of Laurie Clark Friends Harry Weiler, a local kiter and supporter of our community has been given some difficult news: this will be his last week with us. His cancer has spread too far and doctors are discontinuing his treatment. For those that are able, a sail past will b...
by skywalker
Wed May 08, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Windfest 2019 updates
Replies: 1
Views: 2689

Windfest 2019 updates

Windfest registration early bird price of $95 will go up tomorrow to $120 We are not pursuing an increase to camp fees. We'd love to get one or two more sponsors as well. Info on the website http://windfest.ca/ The music line-up is final and will be announced shortly The graphic for this year's shir...
by skywalker
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Windfest & Camp Fees
Replies: 17
Views: 11534

Yes that would be in addition to the camp fees. During windfest the organizers are responsible for stocking the outhouses with TP and hand sanitizer, as well as providing first aid and security. Its in our agreement with the province. In addition the music costs 10's of thousands. If everyone chips ...
by skywalker
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Windfest & Camp Fees
Replies: 17
Views: 11534

Windfest & Camp Fees

The last few years have seen the costs of running Windfest skyrocket. Insurance, safety, security etc. This has grown from a grass roots event, to an internationally recognized festival. All of us at Windfest are 100% unpaid volunteers. We also end up wearing any cost overages, and liability. Last y...
by skywalker
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Nitinaht 2019 Campsite Development
Replies: 59
Views: 28931

Paradise was lost when they first logged "for safety" way back.... It's really gone now, so is my respect, so sad....why don'tcha just pave the whole f&*ker :evil: Day of Mourning :cry: I view this as a positive step. Most of the lake is not used. Because of where the campsite is, a f...
by skywalker
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: The Windfest Afterparty
Replies: 1
Views: 2287

Bump- all systems go for this Saturday


All proceeds fund Windfest 2019. Great raffle prizes, cheap beer and a free concert by the Lost Buoys. 630pm-late @Anian 575 Johnson St, Victoria

Beer: Check
Music: Check
Prizes: Check
by skywalker
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: The Windfest Afterparty
Replies: 1
Views: 2287

The Windfest Afterparty

Windfest 2018 was the best one yet. Keep the stoke alive by coming to the Windfest Afterparty at Anian, 575 Johnson, Oct 6th 6-11pm https://www.facebook.com/events/224343808439944/ Beer from Vancouver Island Brewing, $5 per. ALL of this revenue goes to fund Windfest 2019 (Thank you Vancouver Island ...
by skywalker
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Windfest 2018! July 27-29
Replies: 11
Views: 4701

Windfest 2018! July 27-29

Celebrating (at least) 16 years, Windfest is back for 2018 This is a 100% volunteer run grass roots festival celebrating the wind at Nitinat Lake. Thank you to the Ditidaht First Nation for allowing us to hold the event on their territory. Now we need YOU! We need 60 people to register to keep the l...
by skywalker
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Melges 24 World Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 1221

Melges 24 World Championships

All this week the world championships for the Melges 24 class sailboat will be held off of Esquimalt lagoon. Boats from GBR, AUS, USA, ITA and CAN will be competing. So far Victoria based sailors out of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club are putting up a good show, holding most of the top 10 spots, with ...
by skywalker
Tue May 15, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Special Events
Topic: Victoria to Port Angeles Sail Across
Replies: 13
Views: 7744

I organized the cooke/ victoria downwinder about 5 years ago. Here are some thoughts - Your 33 ft cruiser is at risk of capsizing in the swells in the middle of the straight with cross winds. I nearly rolled a 25 ft Rib. This is the wrong boat for the job. -Pay oak bay search and rescue to tail inst...
by skywalker
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Windfest Stage Takedown Sept 16th
Replies: 4
Views: 4072

@Toddcares has made a note of your demands.

See you there MartyD!
by skywalker
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Windfest Stage Takedown Sept 16th
Replies: 4
Views: 4072

Windfest Stage Takedown Sept 16th

Help keep Windfest alive for 2018! Windfest needs your help taking down the stage this Saturday Sept 16th 11am at the beach (NN) Gloves and cordless drills are useful for this exercise. Anyone at the beach at 11am is encouraged to help dismantle, move and stack the wood. Beer for volunteer work Wind...
by skywalker
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Kiteboarding Discussion
Topic: Minor incident at Nitinat Aug 26th – feedback?
Replies: 31
Views: 13111

Joostio: Really?? Wow! Please tell me you were not taught this and are not teaching people this!! Kiting aside; if you practice what you preach on the water in a sailboat, you need to give your head a shake and re-read the ColRegs n have someone interpret the rules to you. Then again, it's people l...
by skywalker
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Special Events
Topic: Kitefoil Heat at Comox Sailing Race
Replies: 5
Views: 5373

Talk to the squamish windsport society, those guys all have foils and are looking for places to compete
by skywalker
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Spearfishing
Replies: 3
Views: 2094

Thanks Steve and Ian. On western spearos now