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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:13 AM

UPDATE: Confirmed, 2 day clinic in Victoria, BC on September 6 and 7... Details forthcoming, hope to see you there!

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How many people would be interested in a weekend Rev Clinic, held September 6-7?

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And if so, which of these two locations... Portland OR or Victoria BC?

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There's better wind and scenery at Clover Point in BC, but the field is a quite a bit smaller, able to fit maybe 12-14 in a mega fly there, maximum.

In Portland, we run a higher chance of getting some light wind / no wind clinic time, the wind is a bit more turbulent, and the field is significantly larger than Clover Point... Probably fit 30-40 pilots, to give an idea of size.

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Thoughts, discussion?

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Would love to hear from locals in both areas.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:07 AM

Portland would be closer. But if all goes well with any luck I'd be game for either or. Should have a B Series by then.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:26 AM

Some pics of Cloverpoint Victoria, BC

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:36 AM

And some of the fliers down at the point...

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:37 AM

the winds are great at clover point and the scenery is amazing...but then again i could be a bit biased.

c 8-)

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:35 PM

the winds are great at clover point and the scenery is amazing...but then again i could be a bit biased.

c 8-)


Yeah, I'm clover point biased too :kid_smartass:

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:25 PM

a clinic at the point would be an excellent idea ... the field is as john said not huge but the vista is awesome.. the winds are good
plus we will have an audience for sure .... clover point is a major cruising location
the field is very close to downtown victoria and for non flying partners there is lots of cool stuff to do and see
for our friends from south of the border who would like to attend but save $$$...... walking on the ferry (instead of paying for vehicle) coming in from port angles wash. the terminal is in downtown victoria ....... my friends and i would be very agreeable to chauffering people about
coming up into vancouver then to the island we could arrange the same thing walk on get picked up ( this ferry terminal is about 17 miles from downtown)...
lots of reasonable places to stay hotel... bed / breakfast... motels.... hostel etc
for those interested and want info on accomodation or whatever ... just let me know, i will do what i can to help you out
lets do this
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 09:06 PM

:kid_devlish: Guess I should work on my geography. Portland? Canada? Well I guess that makes that easier. Portland I can do, Canada is pretty I'm sure, and looking at the pic's better wind but thats just too far for me. Sorry. Never flown in teams bigger than the begining pair of my father and I. But I'd still rather see a mega fly of 40 to 15.
What is the biggest mega fly anyway?

Portlands still about a hundred miles away and I'm sure I'd have to sleep in my car, but if it goes down in Portland I'm in.

Dean

Nothing wrong with learning a low wind technique anyway. We all need it. I can help there.
Don't ya get tired of traveling so much John. Home town Clinic, they come to you for a change???? Just a thought I hope you think. See ya at Lincoln City, and I can whine if it helps.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:29 AM

I think Victoria would be great! Does anyone know what's going on with passports? Do we need passports when taking the ferry to Victoria? If passports are needed, I would need to update mine which takes 4-6 weeks.

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:39 AM

Birth certificate is enough, for the moment.

Anyone know what date passports become a requirement?

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:39 AM

I think Victoria would be great! Does anyone know what's going on with passports? Do we need passports when taking the ferry to Victoria? If passports are needed, I would need to update mine which takes 4-6 weeks.


No passports are needed, just a birth certificate and picture ID like a drivers license. :-)

I dug a little, this is what I found :

"On June 1, 2009, a new American law known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) will require U.S. citizens 16 years of age or over who re-enter the United States by land and sea to have a passport or other appropriate secure document like a NEXUS card."

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:02 PM

Do it in Portland and it's no worry at all :kid_devlish:

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:39 PM

I don't know how the US government is going to enforce such a law on re-entry??

"no, you cant come back in, you dont have a passport"

"I'm an American where the hell am I going to go?"

"Don't know, don't care?"

Not sure how thats gonna go over... Victoria sounds great.
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 09:00 PM

Alright folks, the vote is pretty clear... We're on for September 6-7, in Victoria, BC. ;)

Details to come, some of the local pilots in that area have offered assistance and will likely chime in here.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:55 PM

UPDATE: Confirmed, 2 day clinic in Victoria, BC on September 6 and 7... Details forthcoming, hope to see you there!

==============

How many people would be interested in a weekend Rev Clinic, held September 6-7?

==

And if so, which of these two locations... Portland OR or Victoria BC?

==

There's better wind and scenery at Clover Point in BC, but the field is a quite a bit smaller, able to fit maybe 12-14 in a mega fly there, maximum.

In Portland, we run a higher chance of getting some light wind / no wind clinic time, the wind is a bit more turbulent, and the field is significantly larger than Clover Point... Probably fit 30-40 pilots, to give an idea of size.

==

Thoughts, discussion?

Please enter your vote above.

Would love to hear from locals in both areas.



#16 princessginger

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:25 PM

High Everybody,

I would like to go to the rev clinic on sept 6,7. Whatta ya do?

Sup John.....................

High Bazzzzzzzzzzz

Hey Terry..........................

Keep your ass handy Andy.............................

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#17 Kitelife

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:25 PM

Sign up and RSVP page is here...

http://www.revkites....?showtopic=1530

I have you on the list Ginger, thanks.

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