Competitions and Locations
Note: A Championship Season runs until July 31st with the remaining competitions of the summer counting towards next year's Championships. The region's top 5 fliers in each division qualify for the National competition at the AKA Convention in the early fall.
This year the league will actually have events using Program Precision format. This is planned to be the format used at the National competition this year. Check the AKA Rule Book Appendix for specifics or from our annual meeting, download the Program Precision Seminar Outline
January 18, 19, and 20 2013
12th Annual Windless Kite Festival
Location: Long Beach Elementry School
Long Beach, WA
This year will have something new. Friday the 18th gym opens at 4pm. Bring a flat kite or two to color the walls with. Friday is all about setting up and some free flying time. Saturday morning the gym will open at 8am for more free flying time. At 11:00 we will have the 1st ever Open Individual Indoor Singleline competition! Judged with the same score sheet, rules, and format as the Unlimited event. An indoor competition just for the single line kites. Then more free flying time. We'll have plenty of opportunity to let people try this indoor flying out. We love to help people get started with a quick lesson. At 2:00 we will have the main event. The AKA Open Individual Indoor Unlimited competition. Last year we had 22 competitors, and we expect a great showing again this year! Then more free flying time until 5:00 when we head to the Kite Museum for the Italian Potluck Dinner. There will be awards and a bag raffle. Bring that special raffle item, the funds raised go toward supporting the Museum. You will also get to meet and hear from the new museum executive director, Chelsea Libby. Sunday the gym will open up at 8:00 for more free flying time. At 11:00 will be the Indoor Hot Trick Shoot-out, immediately followed with some demos and the grand finale. After all that you'll get even more free flying time! Registration for the competition is $15 on site only.
POST EVENT UPDATE: The idea of a single line
only indoor competition seems to have been well received. The
judges were able to compare "apples" to "apples" so to speak.
The audience still saw a variety of kites, music, and
attitudes. Flyer participation was high.
Special Thanks goto: Chelsea Libby and Toby Arndt for organizing the event; Bill and Jeanette Rogers for 12 years of Chief Judge duties.
February 22-23, 2013
Milton Indoor Kite Festival
Location: Faith Family Church
1702 Milton Way, Milton Wa 98354
Contact: Stephen Owen- Chevelleowen@yahoo.com
Cost: $15 registration fee to compete in one Main, $25 for both;
Pay on site only; Sanctioned with AKA
Classes: Novice - Experienced - Masters (Classes are NWSKL only)
For planning purposes please notify Stephen if you know you you are coming at email above with Name and Class if possible.
- 10am to 7pm, Open Gym fly time
- 5-6:30pm Adult's (arranged by Alexa King) and Kid's kite making
- 7-8:30pm Competition (Main)
- 10am -11pm Open gym fly time
- 11am -12pm Single Line Competition
- 12-1:30pm Adult's (arranged by Jim Gates) and Kid's Kite making
- 21-2pm Open gym fly time
- 2-4pm Competition
- 5-7pm Awards, Dinner, Raffle
- Doors open 10am to end of that day's final event
- We will have vendor's booths open both days and on site used kite booth
- *Times may change slightly but not likely.
- This is a free event but donations are accepted with portions of proceedes benefiting Compassion Ministries of Faith Family Church - helping local families in need.
POST EVENT UPDATE: Thank You to Faith Family Church, Stephen Owen, and Pierce County Kitefliers Association. We look forward to next year.
June 1-2, 2013
Ocean Shores Festival of Colors
Location: Chance Approach Ocean Shores, Wa
This event has it all! Kiteflying outdoors, indoors, dinner and raffle. An AKA sanctioned competitions will be held on both Saturday and Sunday, in conjuction with the kite festival.
POST EVENT UPDATE: Thank you to Ocean Shores Kites. They put in a lot work to help make the Ocean Shores, WA events special. We are looking forward to Aug.
July 12-14, 2013
Westport Windriders Kite Festival
Location - Grayland Beach's Cranberry Approach
POST EVENT UPDATE: Thank you to Westport Windriders. Your support is great year after year.
August 17-18, 2013
Ocean Shores Kites Fun Fly-In
Location: Chance Approach Ocean Shores, Wa
POST EVENT UPDATE: Thank you to Ocean Shores Kites. This event had it all! Kiteflying outdoors, indoors, dinner and raffle.They put in a lot work to help make the Ocean Shores, WA events special.
August 19-25, 2013
Washington State International Kite Festival
Location - Long Beach, WA
POST EVENT UPDATE: Thank you to Jane, Robin and the whole support group who make the Washington State International Kite Festival the premier kiting event in the country. A whole week of kiting in our backyard!
Seaside Kite Competition
Location: Broadway Turnaround - Seaside, OR
POST EVENT UPDATE: Thank you Susan, Dave, and Michael at Northwest Winds.
September 21-22, 2013
Whidbey Island Sport Kite Championships
Location - Fort Casey
POST EVENT UPDATE: Thank you to the whole support group from the Whidbey Island Kite Fliers. Check out their monthly Fun Flies.
November 2-3, 2013
Run From the Rain Indoor Kite Weekend
Location: Ocean Shores Elementary School Gymnasium
300 Mt. Olympus Dr.Ocean Shores, Wa
Competitions will begin at 2:00pm Saturday, and 11:00am Sunday. All skill levels are encouraged to attend and participate. Pilot's Meeting 15 minutes prior to start of competition.
Thank you to Ocean Shores Kites. They have alot of activities planned for the weekend. It's an event for all ages, all weekend, both days.