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Fort 2 Battery 2024

Get ready for the ultimate thrill at the Fort 2 Battery race, the largest kiteboarding event in US! Experience the adrenaline rush of this drag race as it unfolds between two iconic Charleston landmarks: the historic Charleston Battery and Fort Sumter. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a newcomer, this event promises excitement for everyone. Engage in friendly competition or unleash your inner racer as you vie for the top spot on the leaderboard. Join us for an unforgettable experience!

Powered by FORCE Kite and Wake and hosted by the James Island Yacht Club.

 

Online Registration ends: April 11st, 2023 midnight

2024 Schedule

Skipper Meeting

Skipper Meeting

APRIL 12th - 6:00PM

The Skipper's meeting will take place at the James Island Yacht Club, 734 Wampler Dr. Charleston, SC, at 6:30 pm with free food & BEER sponsored byEstuary Beans and Barley. Hosted by Shea Gibson and other race committee members. We strongly encourage participation since race course, weather, and general info will be discussed,

Gates open

Gates open

APRIL 13th - 9:00AM

JIYC gates open's at 9am for all participant to drop off the gear.Please drop your gear off on the beach side of the club and park outside the JIYC gates. 

FINAL REGISTRATION /CHECK-IN

FINAL REGISTRATION /CHECK-IN

April 13th - 10:00 AM

Make your way to the sunroom to pick up your racing packet. All participants will take a short ride to the sand bar on Fort Sumter by boat, where there is plenty of space to rig by the starting line. Please have your gear organized for the boat trip over to the sandbar. Booties are highly recommended. Pumps and any other remaining gear left on the sandbar will be brought back to the club.

DOWNWIND RACE

DOWNWIND RACE

April 13th - (TBD)

A 4 mile downwind drag race. The safety detail will be run by ten rescue boats, ensuring a safe and successful race for riders of all skill levels. Single start for all participants. A Medic will be on hand on and off the water.

AWARDS & BBQ

AWARDS & BBQ

April 13th - 5:00pm

The award ceremony, raffling event will be held at the JIYC with BBQ and free beer for all race participants. All racers receive a free Fort 2 Battery riding Jersey!

2023 Fort 2 Battery Recap

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