The BCKA now has it’s very own Facebook page ( ) and as the first order of business, a huge shout out to Ray Bethell, who was awarded one of kitings highest honours last night at the AKA’s Grand Nationals in Seaside, Oregon.

From the AKA’s website, a description of the award :
“The Kiteflier of the Year will be a person who, during their lifetime, will have shown friendly, loving, fair, and even-handed concern for:

  • People in general, but kitefliers in particular,
  • Kiteflying in general, but for craftsmanship and technical developments in particular, and
  • Communication in general, but for leading and participating in kite events in particular.

This certainly describes Ray! Known worldwide for his kiteflying, we can think of nobody better suited to win this award. Congratulations Ray!