Here is the currently proposed Mission Statement for the North American Snowkite Tour:
The North American Snowkite Tour seeks to provide a competitive series of connected snowkite events across the US and Canada. Through competition we work to introduce new people to the sport, improve the skills of kiters and push the sport.
The North American Snowkite Tour (NAST) is currently being organized by an inclusive group of volunteers; event organizers, enthusiasts, sponsored kiters, and industry players. Anyone interested in participating in the organization is invited to sign up on the forum that we are using as our central hub. There is a lot to do!
Although the formal structure of the organization is still to be ironed out, it will most likely going to be a non-profit organization controlled by a board of directors comprised of members who invest their efforts building and running the organization.
We would like to include all interested snowkite events in the Tour. There will be advantages to being part of the NAST including access to significant sponsorship dollars, national media coverage, well organized competitions and more. We are working on the details and are open to ideas and suggestions.
There will also be some obligations that come with being part of the Tour including maintaining a set of competition standards, including Tour marketing and information in individual event marketing and contributing your efforts to help organize and run the NAST. Again. We are developing what it means to be part of the NAST and welcome your ideas.
We want each event organizer to have the flexibility to structure their event to suit their event history, their weather conditions and their terrain. We want each event to maintain and grow their own character. Remember we are comprised of event organizers.
We are currently structuring the NAST to be separate from any efforts to organize an American Snowkite Association.
The American Snowkite Association is also under active development. We are working hard to identify how an organization can help grow the sport of snowkiting. There are so many things that aren't getting done in snowkiting and there are many of us who feel that there needs to be a group to help guide the sport through this early growth phase.
Again. The American Snowkite Association (ASA) is being organized by a group of volunteers in hopes of bettering the sport we love. If you want more out of your sport than you are currently getting, please consider joining us in this effort.
We welcome any and all interested parties. We welcome all snowkite event organizers.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly or speak up on the forum.