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 Post subject: Mille Lacs challenge in Two Weeks
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:38 pm 
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Last September ended the incredible, 28-year run of the Crossing. The focus switched from one BIG race to a full weekend of racing for both windsurfers and kiters. Racing provided the foundation that helped make windsurfing the fastest growing sport in the world. By 1982, over 100 metro-area windsurfers had participated in the Fleet 8 racing program, inspiring the inception of the Mille Lacs Crossing. While the Crossing soon attracted many non-racers, it's stability always came from a racing background, but most recently from across the border. We needed to reestablish the local racing program that gave us our iconic event, the Crossing. Accordingly, we present the Mille Lacs Challenge.

Mille Lacs must always be synonymous with the word Challenge. Anyone who tests the winds and big water of Mille Lacs can relate to that word. Now we offer the chance to test and really develop skills by just trying to reach a mark before friends. Kiters and windsurfers alike, will share the waters on integrated courses, designed for those of all levels. And to keep the spirit of the Crossing present and relevant, a long-distance race is on the agenda, utilizing the double out'n'back format of the last four years.

Contact us fleet-8@juno.com for a Notice of Race in a PDF format as well as lodging info. It should provide all the necessary information. We will be accepting electronic registration by e-mail. If you have registered for a Fleet 8 event in the past two years, just provide your name, category, shirt size and preferred e-mail address for receiving Updates. You can pay by Paypal by going to the Fleet 8 web site. There will be two PayPal Donate buttons, one for full participation and one for racer only. Guest fees can be paid at check-in time, so you only have to make one payment. You can find all this by scrolling down the page at http://fleet8.com/news/.

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 Post subject: Re: Mille Lacs challenge in Two Weeks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:15 pm 
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Awesome! I've always had a fun time at this event, and have always had a great crew out there to race. They lowered the racer's price so hopefully we can get everyone out there and racing! $45 dollars if you register before sept 14th for everything.. and only $30 if you just want to race and don't want any of the meals or the shirt.

I attached the notice of the race here http://www.scribd.com/doc/37078169/Notice-of-Race-10

I think the link that Mike wanted to register was http://fleet8.com/?p=89 The other one appears not to go anywhere.

I'm definitely going to be there to race and have fun! Lets hear it if your going to come up!

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 Post subject: Re: Mille Lacs challenge in Two Weeks
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:37 am 
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See you guys at The Challenge!

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 Post subject: Re: Mille Lacs challenge in Two Weeks
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:00 am 
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Hey Michael, I would like to join the race but tried to do the pay-pal thing but it didn't work, any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Mille Lacs challenge in Two Weeks
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:35 pm 
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I just signed up and it looks like it worked for me! Give it another go.

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 Post subject: Re: Mille Lacs challenge in Two Weeks
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:47 pm 
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I always have a great time at this event! See you guys there!


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 Post subject: Re: Mille Lacs challenge in Two Weeks
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:48 am 
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Worked I'm in, I can't make it to the Friday portion of it but Saturday and Sunday I will be there. Can't wait to see everyone!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Mille Lacs challenge in Two Weeks
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:00 am 
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just signed up! should be a great event, it always is! $45 or the race only option of $30 isn't that much to spend for the event so come on people, just sign up, don't wait for the forecast.

Jon

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 Post subject: Re: Mille Lacs challenge in Two Weeks
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:20 pm 
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3 Canadians, coming your way for "The Challenge"

Tbayray from of course Thunder Bay,

Woody and Paul from Dryden too..

See ya soon........tbayray :D

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