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Subject: kiteboarding will continue
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 06:43:37 -0800
From: Martin Kirk/Kiteboarding School of Maui <martin@...
To: martin kirk <martin@...
We are definitely pleased that FAA intends to keep the waiver active.
Kiteboarding is an incredible sport that all ages are enjoying. We
recently conducted our 4th annual kids' kite event for Big Brothers and
Big Sisters of Maui in August and will be holding a kids' kite clinic at
the start of Red Bull/King of the Air on Sunday. We even have a program
with a high school whereby the students get credit for taking lessons
and learning the sport. The youth programs we've developed around the
sport will now be able to continue and for this we are very happy! HKA
appreciates the positive support that we have received from the
community and we look forward to many years of growth in the sport.
We do appreciate the efforts and support from Hawaii Kiteboarding
Association members and hope we can begin to build an organization that
all riders feel to have a voice and stake in and one in which
all kiteboarders will be motivated to assist in our FAA required,
Riders unaware of the FAA no-fly zone showing up to "Euro" beach in
Spreckelsville will now find "Restricted Airspace" signs educating them
about this area. HKA has also hired off-duty lifeguards to patrol on
jet ski the northshore beaches during the Red Bull event for added
enforcement. We continue to encourage friends to join HKA and actively
participate in this organization.
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