Well its almost Asia kite competition season time and a chance for you all to get back on the circuit and show everyone how all that hard training has gone for this summer .
It’s been a bit of tricky season to pull together this year so far, not so easy to get sponsors as we hoped it might be in season 5. We have been working hard though since the end of last season and are getting there, not quite as soon as we would have ideally liked for all of you, but will create something for you come what may.
So potentially we have 5 stops on the tour, the first 3 are already confirmed and hopefully the final two will be also soon.
We are kicking things off though with a new location for the KTA in Thailand, so for round 1 we are heading over Friendship Beach in Phuket, home our event hosts Kite Zone the base of our very own mark laying guru Dave Barnes, you will be in good hands for this one. Also we would like to introduce and thank our new Presenting Sponsor Tamarin Villas who stepped up to help make everything possible.
Round 1 will be an all racing affair which is better suited to the location and conditions at Friendship, which we are billing as the KTA Christmas Race Special so expect some nice partying with Santa hats also J Adding to the Christmas Race Special package we are also pleased to be able to offer you the chance to training and improve your skills and race knowledge with one of the top racers in the world. So get yourselves over to Phuket early and join the Nils Stolzlecher Race Clinic which is for both raceboard and TT riders alike.
It’s all in keeping really with our racing start to the season with the IKA Course Race World Championships in China so we you will enjoy and don’t worry freestyle types plenty of that is a coming your way too. To get at all the information about round 1 of the tour please go to the KTA Thailand event page
Also please take a look and a read of the pre-season news item which is the latest one up on the home page as there are going to be some changes to how the tour is ranked and run this season.
Cheers everyone and see you at an event soon
Neil and the KTA Team