Two and a half weeks and counting!
New this year! The ECSKC has a new format whereby they’ll feature a reduced slate of disciplines in exchange for more “play time” at the festival. Eliminated are the precision events and on tap are the ballet events, which will all take place on Saturday.
A special thanks to Jared Haworth for coordinating this effort (of course, along with the team of sport kite folks) and for his always contributions to making this event work at Wildwood; to Will Smoot for being Jared’s equal side kick; and to Dennis Smith and Jack Wilson who will take over the throne in spearheading this aspect of the festival on site! And thanks also for the folks who come out to fly and compete for the ECSKC – let’s see if we can get some more folks off of the boardwalk this year and involved in sport kite!
Registration: Whether you’re competing in the ECSKC, part of the Op’s team, or attending to fly for fun, please remember to complete a Registration Form and get it to me no later than THIS UPCOMING Saturday, May 9. Registrations received on or before that date do not incur the $10 on site registration fee.
Media: This year will include some great media opportunities. Our very own Roger Chewning has initiated the “Wildwoods International Kite Festival” official Facebook page – why not look it up and join for all fun things WIKF related. Roger’s on a campaign for the events 30th Anniversary and is looking for photos from “back in the day” to post. Thank you Roger for your continued positive energy and push to keep WIKF vibrant and alive!
There will also be various television and radio coverage throughout the event as well.
Friday Night! Don’t forget to participate in all things for the SJKF Friday Night Social. As always, the club is putting on a spectacular buffet at an extremely reasonable price AND, it’s all you can eat – who can pass up an offer like that – food and great camaraderie! Following of course is the Friday Night Kite Fly – show the dark sky and the folks walking the boardwalk your best illuminated kite(s)!
Sunday Night Dinner We’d love you to join us on Sunday night for dinner! Once again we’ll be at Little Italy in Wildwood Crest, a short five block walk from the hotel. Again, fabulous food, great conversation, and a room basically all to ourselves. Be sure to include yourself in this gathering by indicating such on your Registration Form and/or at the tent on the sign up sheet.
Well, that’s it for now, we’ll see you in two and a half weeks and we all can’t wait to party and celebrate WIKF’s 30th Anniversary!