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THE 18th Annual TREASURE ISLAND SPORT KITE CHAMPIONSHIP returns to Florida in 2015 (as part of the annual Treasure Island Kite Festival). Following the successful revival of the competition in 2010, TISKC has reclaimed its prominence as one of the premier sport kite events of the year.  Competitors from up and down the East Coast will gather at Treasure Island, FL during the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend January 17th-18th 2015, for two days of excellent competition with plenty of time to socialize on one of the best kite flying beaches in the country.  This year, TISKC is presented by Windworks.

 

Join us on Saturday for kite flying demonstrations, pair & team flying exhibition, and kite flying lessons, provided by champion Eastern League Kite Flyers.  On Sunday, the festival kicks into high gear with the sport kite competition, featuring a full day of dazzling aerobatic kite flying set to music, scored by judges.  When the sun goes down, the event keeps on going!  Join us on TI beach for giant bubbles and night kite flying (weather & wind permitting).

 

As with previous years, TISKC will be offering Team Multiline Precision and Ballet as disciplines! Given the growing popularity of group multiline flying and the growing experience out there, this event will be spectacular.

 

TISKC will also be offering a novice class competition for multi-line precision and ballet.  If you haven’t participated in a multi-line competition, this is your chance!

 

Individual precision events for Experienced and Masters classes will be run according to program precision (formerly called league-style) rules. This format has proven to be more audience friendly and allows for a speedier running of the competition. 

 

Of course, Monday is a holiday, so we hope you will plan on staying an extra day for recreational flying.  January weather in Florida is usually ideal for kites, with mild temperatures and steady winds, so take full advantage of the opportunity to fly on the white sandy beach while many parts of the country will be covered in white stuff of a different kind!

 

This event is sanctioned by the Eastern League Sport Kite Association. Competing here will qualify you for Eastern League points, provided you are a member of the League before you compete. You may join at the event, or contact Jared Haworth, Eastern League Commissioner, at elcommissioner@gmail.com. For more information on the event, visit the League's web site, www.easternleague.net or contact Windworks at (727) 320-9463.

 

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The 2014 Treasure Island Sport Kite Championships will take place directly on Treasure Island beach, behind the Thunderbird Beach Resort, located at 10700 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706.

  • From I-275 S, take exit 23B (FL-595 W). Take a right onto 5th Ave. N/FL 595.
  • Go approximately 4 miles and take a left at 66th St. N.
  • Veer right at Pasadena Ave. N.
  • Turn right at Central Ave.
  • Drive two miles, continuing straight over the bridge and onto the Treasure Island Causeway.

The Thunderbird Beach Resort is located directly in front of you where Central Ave./Treasure Island Causeway runs into Gulf Blvd. The competition fields will be located directly behind the Thunderbird and Bilmar resorts.  Parking is provided for guests who are staying at the Thunderbird and Bilmar resorts.  Public parking is locaed 1/4 mile further south along Gulf Blvd.

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The headquarters hotel for TISKC and the Treasure Island Kite Festival is the Thunderbird Beach Resort, 10700 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL, 33706. Call 1-800-367-2473 or 727-367-1961  to make reservations and mention that you are with the Treasure Island Kite Festival for a discount. The Bilmar Beach Resort ((877) 424-4159) is also offerring special rates for those associated with the festival.The competition fields are located on the expansive beach behind the Thunderbird and the Bilmar hotel immediately to the south. Numerous other hotels are located in the near vicinity.

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