This will be a bigger then ever event this year! While the TI Kite Festival is always a big event, this year it will be even bigger. Eastern League is back to host the Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition this year. Barry and Karen with Whatakite will also be in attendance. Below is the email that Sherri and Steve have posted about the event. If you are _anywhere_ in the area you _need_ to come out to this event as it's going to be big... and a LOT of fun! Hotel rates are cheap and you walk out of your room right onto one of the largest beaches in the US! Several fields will be set up but that does not limit the area to fly. There is _plenty_ of room for everyone. The fliers are very diverse as well... SLK fliers, dual line, quad, indoor. If you are just leaning to fly there will be plenty of people on the beach willing to offer assistance, their knowledge and let you fly some kites.
Email from Sherry and Steve:
The 13th Annual Treasure Island Kite Festival is January 16 & 17 2010
We are on our way to putting together an awesome event for you all!!
Here is what we have so far..
The Thunderbird Beach Resort is the host hotel. Call (727) 367-1961 Rooms start at $89/night. Book early!
Thanks to Robbie, Gary and Maggie we will see the return of the Treasure Island Sport Kite Championships. The registration will be up soon on the Eastern League website http://www.easternleague.net/
We would like to bring the North American Mega Fly Record back to TI!! So check the poll box so we can get an idea of how close we can get to the record.
There will be the usual candy drops, bol races and we'll need some of you to do demos for the crowd.
WhatAKite will be joining us for the first time! Barry and Karen will be displaying their show kites for us. http://www.whatakite.com/
No auction this year ( we will have some raffels) but we are going to have the room open for a Saturday Night Swap Meet. So bring your kite bags!
As always Ben will be there (I think he comes just for the meatball sandwiches ) Ben will have his own field so you all can get together and fly with him. We sure would appreciate it if you all took turns giving Rev Flying Lessons so we can give Ben some R & R time.
We are working on an Indoor Competition with Scottie.
We have the event listed on Facebook you can also RSVP there http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=1688...2937&ref=mf
Let the fun begin! We'll keep you updated as we confirm activities.
Looking forward to seeing you all in January!
Sherri & Steve
The registration for the TISKC is up on the Eastern League website! http://easternleague.net/
Robbie did a great job on the registration!!
For you Rev lovers... Scottie is our official Mega Fly caller!! I'm looking forward to flying with Scottie in a couple of Mega Flies. We'll have a Mega Fly in the main demo field on both days.
Speaking of Mega Flies.. Scottie will also be doing a Team Flying Clinic on Friday. If you have always wanted to learn how to fly team or want to sharpen your skills this will be a great clinic. Scottie has been teaching Rev flyers for many years and I have been a student of his for the past 2 years. I don't believe that I would have taken the National Championship without his help. With that being said..
The Scott Weider Team Flying Clinic will be on Friday from 9am till 5pm.
At this clinic you will learn..
How to fly in a Team format
The Team maneuvers.. Ball, Burst, Dosey-Do, Pez, Radar and more for those of you with more skills.
The clinic is limited to 12. Three teams of 4 that will be bought together for a large team fly at the end of the day.
The clinic is $50.00 per person and I will keep you updated if we can include lunch in you registration.
Please email me to register at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is more to come!! Stay Tuned!