The Utah Windriders' Association Sprint/Summer 2013 Calendar of Events
Some of the DATES are TBA after the annual meeting. -Rick Heninger. All dates are subject to change but relatively secure. Watch the forum for changes.
TBD 2013 Late April Early May...THE UWA MELTDOWN... Annual Meeting and Vid Night
Come and enjoy our Annual Meeting and video night, at Brewvies Cinema Pub in downtown Salt Lake. Videos edited by UWA members and a couple professional videos this year. This is a great chance for you to voice your desires for the UWA, to elect officers, to hear about issues, and to contribute to help preserve and grow our local opportunities for our sports. As always, there'll be swag and great food, food discounts will be available for UWA members.
2013 TBD UWA "MELTDOWN", An annual Video Night and Meeting
May, ...SPRING SWAP MEET... DATE, TIME, and LOCATION To Be Determined for 2013
June, ...UWA BEGINNER DAY... TO BE DETERMINED
CONTENT SUBJECT TO BE UPDATED: Deer Creek Reservoir, 2013 TO BE DECIDED... Super Fun Competition!
Please contact Josh Shirley 801 906-8396 if you can help with the windsurfing event or have questions.
Please contact Jason Morton if you can help with the kiteboarding event or have questions.
July, and June, May, August, September Do I have to say October or April?... THE GORGE...
Fall or Spring, ...UTAH LAKE CROSSING or CARP RODEO BONANZA... TO BE DECIDED Based upon Weather--->See Details
Saratoga Springs City Marina turn in at Pelican Bay. Three years ago race or lake cruise was a downwind sail from Saratoga to Provo Boat Harbor. It was a blast for those who attempted it. It's a tough event to pull off due to circumstances here... But we'll give a version of it a try again this year in 2013. Stay tuned.
September TBD, ...FALL YUBA CAMPOUT...
Every fall the wind blows hard at Yuba Reservoir and only a few people take advantage of it. You gotta try it! Just don't say no!
November ALL MONTH, ...MOJAVE FLAT SAIL FESTIVAL... Turkey Week.
Santa Ana winds are sweet in November! People go down and enjoy Mojave during the whole winter, but November will seem to always find sailors at anyone of a few sites around the Lake.
Held at Rhodes Bread last year. This is where you come to find the good deals... And get some use out of your gear that YOU'RE NOT USING! Sell it! Especially those highly reflective, partially rat eaten sails.
Hopefully we can get something put together this year for your beginners. If you want to help contact the UWA. This is a tough event to pull off for numerous reasons...
We have added some great wind addicts to our fold from these beginner days. So keep your eyes open for postings on this.
UWA members can be found throughout the Gorge in the summer time. But particularly near the end of July beginning of August. You'll find Craid Goudie, Gunars etc. there with that Gorge grin! You'll soon have it on your face after a couple seshes at the Hatch and Doug's!
The Campout has been scheduled for August SOMETIME. Please put it on your calanders! The fun starts Friday (Thursday for some) and doesn't finish until Sunday, when the wind stops blowing. All water lovers are invited! Newb kiters be advised that it's been called "Not a good place for Newbs." Kayaks and SUP's would be great options.
IF you have equipment, for when the wind does not blow, bring that too. In the past, we have played some serious Bacci Ball, Volleyball, horseshoes, running off the dock, across as many windsurf boards as you can.....and so on.
Crawdad Catchers, this is what you wait for now every year... Come up and catch a ton! On Saturday, Rick Heninger will boil up a cajun Crawfish Boil of corn, pearl onions, carrots, garlic, potatoes, sausage, Rocky Mountain size Crawdads (crayfish) of course, and some other top secret ingredients that will not disappoint.
Evenings include campfires by the Pavilion, where Linda the self proclaimed Schmore whore, uses her power marshmallow roaster, for the best schmores in town.
INFO FOR FIRST TIMERS: We have the the whole parking lot and pavilion to use for the weekend. There are restrooms in the parking lot, but no running water. Bring your own water for drinking, cooking etc. Lake water is optional for bathing (just add a little soap to your wetsuit) and water fights. There are areas for tents, or bring your condo on wheels like we do for extreme comfort. There are some electrical outlets, but only by the Pavilion. DO NOT CAMP CLOSE BY THE PAVILION, IF YOU WANT TO GO TO SLEEP EARLY! The campfire and party can go on well past midnight, and can be a bit noisey. So park far away from the Pavillion, if you like QUIET and SLEEP!
No stores or restaurants close by, Evanston is 10 miles in.
Please ask any other questions, that you have. HOPE TO SEE U THERE!
Please contact Sarah Ranes if you have questions.