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2022 virtual competition DETAILS

 

WHAT

Part of SNOWKITE SQUALL 2022 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.

 

WHEN

The competition window will start February 19th, 2022 and close

March 5th, 2022.  Participants can freely run the set course and

track with the Strava app. Video entry submission deadline is

March 5th, 2022. 

 

Entry fee to be eligible for prizes is $20 and

you will also receive a FOURLINES 20% off

discount code to purchase apparel.

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. Ski and snowboard, LEI and foil kites.  

The 2020 race SOLD-OUT its 50 competition spots!

The 2021 race had 80 virtual competitors

 

Age Requirement: 19+

Why

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: Snowkite Squall Virtual Race Submission Form

 

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: Snowkite Squall Virtual Race Submission Form

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: Snowkite Squall Virtual Race Submission Form

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.

2022 live race competition DETAILS to come upon confirmation of the race.  

Target race weekend: March 5th, 2020

lots of 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

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