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2021 virtual competition DETAILS

 

WHAT

SNOWKITE SQUALL 2021 will be a virtual competition!!  It will still be a 30km race which will test kiters skills, tactics and endurance just this time by individual independent participation.  The race course will be set for racers to make their laps over a 2-week window of time.  The additional challenge this year will be to plan your best laps around the best wind and direction.  Race times will be submitted via Strava GPS tracking.

 

New for this year

Video submission contest to showcase the freestyle side of snowkiting. Participants can submit their best quick vids (5-20 seconds) for the following categories:

  • Best jump/trick

  • Best rail hit

  • Most entertaining

Surfr jump competition.  Participants can log there best jumps  with the Surfr app to win prizes in the following categories:

  • Highest jump

  • Farthest jump

  • Longest (time) jump

 

WHEN

The competition window will start February 27th, 2021 and close

March 14th, 2021.  Participants can freely run the set course and

track with the Strava app. Video entry submission deadline is

March 14th, 2021. 

 

There is not an official entry fee to compete this year. 

We ask that all competitors buy some Fourlines apparel

to support our efforts for the race during the pandemic.

WHERE

On the frozen Ottawa River at Britannia Beach in Ottawa, Ontario.

WHo

Open to all kiteboarders and winter kite disciplines ei. Ski and snowboard, LEI and foil kites.  

The 2020 race SOLD-OUT its 50 competition spots!

 

Age Requirement: 19+

Why

Though this is a virtual competition in 2021 and there is no registration fee this year.  Plus, we still have great prizes to be won!

 

The SNOWKITE SQUALL was developed by Fourlines as an active way to bring the kiteboarding community together locally, provincially and nationally and to showcase what Canadian kiteboarding is all about!

 

Race

  • Complete 3 course laps at anytime, in any direction, over the competition window using the Strava app to track your laps & times, edit your race start & stop within the app, save it, then share via email to fourlineskite@gmail.com.  Race and submit as much as you like.

  • Race divisions:

    • Ski with foil kite​ (3 laps)

    • Snowboard with foil kite (3 laps)

    • Ski with LEI kite (3 laps)

    • Snowboard with LEI kite (3 laps)

    • Men's & women's divisions 

    • Endurance (most consecutive laps)

  • Ride must be submitted using this form with 24 hours: https://forms.gle/FSfTMeduK76xNSxQA​

 

Video

  • Create a 5-20 second video of you snowkiting for one of the three video categories (jump/trick, rail hit, or most entertaining).  

  • Ride must be submitted using this form with 24 hours: https://forms.gle/FSfTMeduK76xNSxQA​

Jump

  • Download the Surfr app on to your phone, set it on wetsuit mode then go Snowkite.  The app will log your sessions jump height, distance and time.  Simply save the session and choose "Britannia Beach (snowkite) the location.

  • Ride must be submitted using this form with 24 hours: https://forms.gle/FSfTMeduK76xNSxQA​

Competition Requirements

  • Rider must be self-sufficient snowkiting, can ride well both up and downwind.

  • This is a voluntary participation competition, at the riders own risk.  All participants must abide by government mandated rules and laws that apply to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We do not encourage participation outside of those rules and laws. 

  • As this is a voluntary participation competition, Fourlines or anyone associated with the competition is not liable in any form or fashion.  By choosing to participate, you as the participant, do so at your own risk.  We advise to always snowkite with a buddy-system for safety.

  • Every racer must use a Strava account which is required to be active during the race.  Strava will be used to verify course compliance and race times.

  • Helmets and proper IKO standard safety equipment MUST be used.  This includes kite leashes.

 

Race Rules

  • Individual start at racers' discretion.

  • Racers’ Strava must be started prior to the race, as a KITESURF SESSION activity, and left running during, either phone or smart watch.  The Strava Kitesurf Session should be ended after completion of the race so officials can verify data.

  • Racers must complete X3 laps of the set course, passing on the outside of marker points, then cross the finish line at the completion of the laps.

  • Though it is a race, kiters are expected to maintain good kite etiquette and courtesy whilst on the course.

  • Crashes - It’ll happen, just do your best to get up and moving again quickly and be aware of other kiters that may be around you.

  • Kiters will race at their own risk (including equipment).

  • Helmets and proper IKO standard safety equipment MUST be used.  This includes kite leashes.

  • Giv’r but have fun!

Disclaimer

  • Any wind over the competition window can be utilized to race.  

  • We are not liable in anyway for accidents or injuries resulting directly or indirectly through participation in any manner.

*Prize purse to be finalized prior to event start.

**Competition may be altered at any time.

***Prize categories determined by Fourlines.

>$8,000 in Prizes

from our great sponsors!

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It's our hope to be able to have an awards get together & demo day of some sort after the completion window, Covid dependent.  

 

Stay tuned (& fingers crossed).

Mike + Mark

Fourlines