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2019 Schedule: 
 
 
 
GET READY FOR FUN - WE ARE GONNA WEAR YOU OUT!
THIS EVENT DEPENDS ON WIND for our Kite, Windsurf, and SUP downwinder races...
Therefore......... this schedule is not set in stone and is subject to changes -constantly..... the working schedule will be announced at the Rider's Meeting at Palapas Ventana on Tues, Jan 15 and then posted daily at the Event Site at the Master of Ceremonies (MC, aka Announcer) tent on the beach during the event..It is your responsibility to stay updated with any schedule changes.......... CHECK THE HOMEPAGE OF THIS WEBSITE for forecast-based changes. We will use the Home Page of The La Ventana Classic to communicate with you during The 2019 La Ventana Classic.
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TUES, JAN 15: CLINICS, WELCOME PARTY/REGISTRATION/MANDATORY RIDER'S MEETING
-Daytime: Clinics tbd based on forecast but we are hoping to run Womens Island Fun ride 
-Evening: Welcome Party/Registration/Rider's Meeting ALL SPORTS at Palapas Ventana! Gerry's Taco Bar opens at 5pm
The Rider's Meeting is Mandatory. for safety, for the schools. for the children. We need to see you in person and talk to you, because you are important to us! We used to call this a "Skippers Meeting", but some kooks thought they could "skip" it.  You will hear this and other mandatory meetings at The Event Site referred to as Racer's Meetings, Rider's Meetings, and Skipper's Meetings.  Think of them as You-Have-to-Be-There-No-Matter-What-Meetings.
    • 10am - Clinics 
    • 11am - Early Registration at Palapas Ventana Restaurant and Bar for Wind and SUP Competitor and Sportsman (no other registrations), early Jersey pickup for Wind and SUP Competitor and Sportsman. Come early so you can pick your number
    • 4pm  - Early Registration and jersey pickup closes at Palapas Ventana Restaurant and Bar.
    • 5pm - Welcome Party!  Taco Bar - carne asada and fresh fish with all the trimmings - welcome to Baja -   Beers and Margaritas - Rider's Meeting (Racer's Meeting, Skipper's Meeting, You Have to be There No Matter What Meeting--mandatory meeting).  Jersey pickup for Wind and SUP Competitor and Sportsman.  Video presentation. 2019 LVC T-shirt and hat sales - get yours early before they run out - supply limited.  Get the rules, latest schedules based on weather forecasts, meet your friends, support the schools.   bDrink and eat for the children!  Registration for Wind and SUP Competitor and Sportsman.  Registration for Party Island Downwinder Poker Run with Baja Joe's crew.    
    • 5- 8 pm registration continues
    • 7pm - video and announcements
    • 8pm - 11 pm welcome party
WED, JAN 16: LVC KICKS OFF WITH EXPO DEMOS, PRO CLINIC, PARTY ISLAND POKER RUN DOWNWINDER 
-Daytime: EXPO Opens! More Clinics and Party Island Downwinder
-Evening: After Party @ Joe's Garage! with entertainment tbd! 
    • 11am - Intermediate to Advanced freestyle clinic with COLLEEN CARROLL AND SENSI GRAVES. Take your riding to the next level with two of North America's leading pros! $100/pp, limited capacity, meet at Hot Springs, downwind to Palapas Ventana for celebratory cocktail end of day! 
    • 11am - KITEXPO demos opens and the new gear is yours to try!  Come out and test all the new gear.  Be the first to ride all the new kites, boards, and equipment! $10 donation
    • 1030am  - meet at Joes for the Party Island Downwinder Poker Run sponsored by Baja Joe's and Elevation Kite School. 
    • 7pm - Joe's Garage Post-Downwinder Poker Run Party!  Play your hand and win! Awards for the Poker Run winners!  killer food and tunes from Chronic Reggae Band
THURS, JAN 17: COMPETITIONS BEGIN, KITEXPO CONTINUES, DAILY RAFFLE, AMARA DINNER WITH CASA TITLAN MEZCAL TASTING, then CHILLOCHILL PARTY
-Daytime: All competitions begin, KITEXPO , school performances, food, raffle
-Evening: Kick off launch dinner/party at Amara Sales Office with Casa Titlan tasting/cocktails, Mexican Weirdos at ChiloChill, and catering from Restaurant Teddy's at the beach.
    • 10am -  competition starts
    • 11 am - EXPO opens 
    • SUP racing in am, course racing or long distance racing in pm, Freestyle and Big Air in windiest part of the day.  SUP downwinder. 
    • 1130-1 pm School kids dancing.  Schools and restaurants selling food at the event.  Fun beach games and awesome raffle!  
    • 530pm - AMARA DINNER Party @Amara show suite - Featuring Tapas by Casa Tara, specialty mezcals, craft beers and  drinks from Oaxaca´s Casa Titlan, and Spanish Flamenco guitar
    • 6pm-11 pm  - ChiloChill Surf  Party with Mexican Weirdohs, Fireworks, Fire Dancing,  and aerial dance performance fun. Catering by Teddy's Restaurant!!!
 FRIDAY, JAN 18: MORE KITEXPO! MORE COMPS! MORE RAFFLE! SPONSOR DINNER NIGHT/AUCTION! 
-Daytime: Competitions, demos, school performances, food, raffle
-Evening: Sponsor Only Dinner and Auction at Palapas Ventana plus Dance Party with DJ  Guacomole and Fuzzy Fritz
    • 10am:  EXPO opens, demos and competitions continue;  SUP racing in am, course racing or long distance racing in pm, Freestyle and Big Air in windiest part of the day. SUP downwinder.  School kids dancing. Schools and restaurants selling food at the event.  Fun beach games and awesome raffle!
    • 1pm Mtn Bike Slow Race - costumes required
    • 530 - 730pm - if you are a sponsor of the La Ventana Classic EXPO level (500usd) or higher come and enjoy a great dinner.
    • 730-930 pm  everyone welcome for the LVC  AUCTION.- come bid on amazing items
    • 730 - 11pm Dance Party at Marlin Azul 
 SATURDAY, JAN `19: MORE KITEXPO, COMPS, BCDC AT BAJA JOES
-Daytime:  Competitions, demos, school performances, food, raffle
-Evening:  BCDC at Baja Joes! 
    • 10am: EXPO opens at 11 .  EVENT rolls on!  Competition continues - SUP racing in am, course racing or long distance racing in pm, Freestyle and Big Air in windiest part of the day.  SUP downwinder.  School kids dancing.  Schools and restaurants selling food at the event.  Fun beach games and awesome Final Raffle!
    • 10am: Mtn Bike Enduro Race
    • 8pm:  BCDC is coming back to rock the event with another insanely special  at Baja Joes!!! Check them out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1qNrHScK-w rocks Baja Joes Tickets 20 usd online and 25 usd at the door - This is gonna go off!!! 

          SUNDAY, JAN 20: FINAL COMPS, GRAND FINAL RAFFLE, AWARDS DINNER AND PARTY AT DELANEY'S

                       -Daytime: Competitions, demos, school performances, food, raffle
                       -Evening: Dinner and awards at Delaney's
    • 10am: EXPO opens at 11.  EVENT finals!  Competition wraps up - SUP racing in am, course racing or long distance racing in pm, Freestyle and Big Air in windiest part of the day.  SUP downwinder.  School kids dancing.  Schools and restaurants selling food at the event.  
    • 10am:  Mtn Bike 10K Race followed by Slow Race  at noon
    • 430pm Grand Finale Raffle
    • 6pm Pizza feast begins at Delaneys, Awards 
    • 7pm awards ceremony
    • 8pm live music by Stamina band
MONDAY, JAN 21: Wake up, Bloody Marys, massages and giant worn out grins Lets do it again next year - thanks for supporting our schools!! Have a safe flight home!!