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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:15 pm 
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Location: Fond du Lac, WI
Less than 2 months until we celebrate the 26th annual Sturgeon Stampede. This year has the vibe of becoming an epic year. Not only are we hosting the 35th annual World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships, but we have extended the Stampede to 4 days and added some new events including a kite fly-in, “Spear the Fatty” bike race, and “The Booty Run” Adventure Obstacle Run. To support all these awesome activities, We will have 2 heated shelters (WAK Shacks) and a huge heated tent for food, drink, music, and sponsor and vendor booths. Other activities will include tether ball, ice bowling, bag toss and a “Sturgeon Queen” contest. There will also be kite, wing and windsurf demos, and ice fishing and sturgeon spearing demos. On Friday we will light the ceremonial bonfire at dusk, and follow that with live music, fireworks, and lots of beer drinking. Saturday afternoon we will hold the Stampede “Big Air” Contest (Sunday alternate no wind day). Saturday night there will be an included awards dinner and program at the Retlaw Hotel. There are three ways to register for kite and sailing events at the Stampede. First You can register for 5 days of WISSA competition for $175 (thru Jan 1) by clicking here. http://www.windpowerwindsurfing.com/sho ... =page&id=8 This includes racing, bib, t-shirt, goody bag, daily lunches, awards dinner, and nightly activities. The second option is to register for the Stampede 3 day event for $70 by clicking here. This includes 3 days of ‘free riding’, ‘Big Air’ competition, t-shirt, daily lunches, Saturday awards dinner, and nightly activities. Then there is the Stampede 1 day event Registration is here! http://www.active.com/fond-du-lac-wi/ra ... mpede-2015. It includes 1 day of ‘free riding’, ‘Big Air’ competition, t-shirt and lunch.

For more info, please check out the following site:
WISSA (World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships) Feb. 9-13
http://www.wissa2015.com/

http://www.windpowerwindsurfing.com/sho ... =page&id=8

Sturgeon Stampede 13-15
http://www.wakkiteboarding.com/

http://www.active.com/fond-du-lac-wi/ra ... mpede-2015


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:04 pm 
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Here is a video from last year. It was super fun:
Stampede: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF5wn2TWTQU


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:31 pm 
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Location: Madison
Guys and Gals I talked with Dan at WAK today and this sounds incredibly sick. We have to make some group plans for this baby.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:23 pm 
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We have one of the WAK shacks out on the lake at the event site. Nothing like having a heated shelter on the lake to change in and to have a few beers in after riding. New site this year to move it closer to Fond du Lac. Should help to get more spectators and it will be easy to shuttle the riders back and forth from the hotel. The road is plowed out to the site and there is snow on the lake. The snow is a little crusty right now, but if we can get some more snow it will be really nice to ride. Ice ranged anywhere from 10-14" from shore to the site. We started plowing and flooding the ice rink already too. Things are definitely starting to shape up for the World Championships. Hope you guys are as excited as we are for this years event!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:45 pm 
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Location: Madison, wi
Come on everyone in the Midwest region. Let's make this an event that has more local and regional riders than those outside the region. We have SO much talent. Let's show it.

I know....it's a time commitment.
I know....It cost money.
I know....You want to wait to see if there's wind.
I know....Racing might not be your thing.

However....it will be a blast.
However....there will be freestyle every day as well as racing.
However....Rooms are $59/night and 2 people can split the cost. Cheap.
However....Hot Breakfast is covered at the hotel.
However....Lunch is provided at the event for riders.
However....It's the cool thing to do.

Rooms need to be reserved by the end of January to get the great rate.

I'm going. Are you?

http://www.wissa2015.com/index.html

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