THE CAUSE: In 2009, your participation helped the event raise over $18,000 USD resulting in a new paint job and trees for the El Sargento primary school, a new outdoor shaded patio performance area for the LV Primary School and more medical tools and exam tables for the local health center. Let’s help raise the bar in 2010! You can help out by registering for one of the competitions, donating to the cause, purchasing raffle tickets and helping out this year’s community project. This year, monies raised will go to:
- Health Center: Phone and internet for the year.
- Primary Schools: Get updated materials and books for the library, refurbish bathrooms, playground set
- Computer Lab: the community currently has a room but no computers! We hope to change that.
- Trash container recycling program and education
THE SCHEDULE: THE MAIN EVENT 1/21 – 24 and Comps/Kite/SUP eXpo will be set up in front of Baja Joe’s/Ventana Windsports. Early clinics 1/17 – 1/20 will include preview demos of North, Caution, Slingshot, Wainman Hawaii, RRD and Mystic gear. Early clinics include Wave/Strapless clinic at the coast (Brendan Richards/Caution, Mark2dog/North, Nicollo Porcella/Wainman HI ; All Girls Improve Your Skils Clinic at Isla Cerralvo with dry run of race course at end (Marie Leclerc/North, Laura Maher/Slingshot); Race tips, trends and more (Johnny Heineken/Live2Kite) as well as a Freestyle Clinic (Shawn Richman/Live2Kite). Days, times and locations will be posted at www.palapasventana.com on Friday January 15, based on the forecast. ALL schedules subject to change based on the wind!!! MANDATORY Skippers meeting on Jan 20 will announce the final schedule and what comps will fall on what days – for all other changes see the HQ tent at The KiteXpo.
THE KITE AND SUP EXPO DEMO 1/21 – 24: Once again the LV Classic gets even better with demos of the latest gear in kiting and SUP boards organized by The Kiteboarder Magazine. Every day, the top manufacturers will offer free gear demos to anyone of intermediate kiting ability. Riders wishing to demo must sign a waiver and provide credit card information to receive a demo bracelet. In addition to the Expo, there will be food, raffles, music and dancers throughout the day as well as beach clinics with pros for freestyle (Damien Leroy/Cabrinha), racing (Damien Leroy/Cabrinha) and wave/strapless skills (Brendan Richards/Caution, Nicollo Porcella/Wainman HI).
CLINICS/COMPS: Early clinics 1/17-20 will be water/beach clinics and much more in depth than beach clinics during main event. Final early clinic schedule will be posted 1/15 at http://www.palapasventana.com/lvclassic.aspx and beach clinics during main event 1/21-24 will be announced at skipper’s meeting 1/20 and posted on large board at reg area starting 1/21. Comps will be announced at skipper’s meeting on 1/20 and will be based on weather forecast.
COMMUNITY PROJECT: In past years, we have scheduled a community project like painting the primary school and planting trees during the main event. This year, our community project is to help clean up the Arroyo. If you are interested in lending a helping hand, meet on 1/19 at 9a at the police station. Work gloves would be helpful. Wear real shoes! Should be done no later than 1p.
UPDATE RAFFLE PRIZES:
- Wainman Hawaii Blunt board (choose your size) courtesy of Wainman Hawaii
- Liquid Force 2009 Influence 134 complete with comp straps courtesy Liquid Force Kiteboarding
For PDF of final exhibitors and their locations, schedule of events, see: 2010BoothLayoutLogos_public