The Utah Windriders' Association 2016 Calendar of Events
All EVENTS are TBD unless otherwise marked. Watch the forum for changes.
2016... THE UWA SPRING Video Social night...
Come and enjoy our Annual Social and video night, at Brewvies Cinema Pub in downtown Salt Lake. Videos edited by UWA members and a couple professional videos this year. As always, there'll be swag and great food. No club Business, just Social.
SPRING or FALL SWAP MEET... DATE, TIME, and LOCATION To Be Determined for 2016
TBD 2016...Saturday Night Beginner Board Regata
Tentative Memorial Day, ...Join our Social Director at Yuba
THIS COULD HAPPEN OR IT MIGHT NOT: Deer Creek Reservoir, 2016 TO BE DECIDED... Super Fun Competition!
Please PM Jason Morton on this board for potential Kiteboarding details or contact Josh Shirley email for potential Windsurfing details.
May, June, July, August, September, and maybe October... THE GORGE...
Fall or Spring, ...UTAH LAKE CARP RODEO BONANZA... TO BE DECIDED Based upon Weather, and our mood--->
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 maybe we'll give a version of it a try again this year in 2014. 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 seems to find UWA windriders at Cabin Site Cove on a North wind, & 6 Mile (near Searchlight)on a South.
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, che! Especially those highly reflective, partially rat eaten Kites.
Though not a UWA sponsered event, you can meet the Starboard rep Josh Shirley, and have some beginner style fun.
The West Yuba Beach. Camping, windriding, camaraderie: Friday night(23rd) until late Monday Afternoon(26th)... Maybe the wind will even blow.
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 Craig Goudie & Tribe Surf Rat 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 representative aka (another fun name), 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 and raunchy. 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.