THE 20th Annual TREASURE ISLAND SPORT KITE CHAMPIONSHIP returns to Florida in 2017 (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 14th-15th 2017, 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).
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.
Hot Tricks Competition
This year we'll be introducing a "Hot Tricks" discipline which will be open to dual and quad line contestants. Entrants will compete head to head to music selected by the Chief Judge in 30 second intervals with the aim of out-doing to the other by cramming as many tricks/skills into the limited time as possible. Entrants will be randomly drawn against each other in a cross discipline event. Time to join in on the fun!
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 Jack Wilson, Eastern League Commissioner, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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