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October 20, 2009

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board Proudly Announces The Inaugural Bvi Kite Jam, March 1-5, 2010

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

The inaugural BVI Kite Jam taking place March 1-5, 2010, will be a unique kite boarding experience and internationally renowned affair presented by the BVI Tourist Board and will include Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island. Richard Branson, an avid kite boarder himself, conceived of the event after staging an impromptu race between Necker Island and Anegada with friends.

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 mecca for this growing sport. BVI, an archipelago of some 60 idyllic islands, islets and cays in the North Eastern Caribbean, provides the perfect weather conditions and winds necessary for kite boarding.

“We’re thrilled to have the tremendous support of Necker Island, a huge believer of BVI Kite Jam and advocate for the growing kite boarding community, in our inaugural year,” says Myron Walwyn, Chairman of the BVI Tourist Board. “We can’t wait to bring together kite boarding athletes, first-timers, sports enthusiasts and VIPs for this exciting event and shed light on this burgeoning water sport.”

BVI Kite Jam will kick off the festivities on February 27th with a VIP Party at the Fat Virgin Café on Virgin Gorda. Additional events, competitions, parties and meals will be hosted at Necker Island, Bitter End Yacht Club, Anegada and Moskito Island for Kite Jam participants throughout the five days.

All athletic levels are welcome to participate. Potential “KITE JAMMERS” just need to register online at the official BVI Kite Jam website, Participation fees include accommodations on Sunsail Catamarans, lunches, dinners, festivities and more. Fee costs, additional amenities and restriction details can be found on the event’s website.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit,

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