The inaugural BVI Kite Jam will take place March 1-5, 2010, will be a unique kite boarding experience and internationally renowned affair presented by the BVI Tourist Board and including Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island.

Branson, an avid kite boarder, conceived of the event after staging an impromptu race between Necker Island and Anegada with friend and Google Founder Larry Page.

BVI Kite Jam will be a five-day event aimed at building awareness of the destination to the international kite boarding community, and will highlight BVI as a destination for this growing sport. BVI provides the perfect weather conditions and winds necessary for kite boarding.

Myron Walwyn, Chairman of the BVI Tourist Board said, ‘BVI Kite Jam will be a unique annual sporting and lifestyle event showcasing BVI’s beauty, charm and sophistication. We can’t wait to bring together kite boarding athletes, first-timers, sports enthusiasts and VIPs for this exciting event.’

Events, competitions, parties and meals will be hosted at Necker Island, Bitter End Yacht Club, Anegada and Moskito Island for participants throughout the five days. In addition, the event will support green and eco-friendly operations by obtaining a ‘Sailors for the Sea,’ Clean Regatta Certification in conjunction with BVI Kite Jam accommodation partner Sunsail Yachts.

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