British Kitesports is the National Governing Body, or ‘NGB’ for kitesurfing and other kitesports in the UK. We are the only UK body to invest in the long term growth and sustainability of all kitesports in Britain. We work non-stop to ensure a future for all kitesports disciplines and participants. Our work encompasses a huge range of areas and that includes keeping beaches and other flying sites open.
And that’s just some of the list! In reality, most UK kiters see only a small part of our work but are generally very relieved when we step in to support them in retaining access to their favourite flying site.
The Association has come along way since its beginnings in 1999. On April 16th 2010 the British Kitesurfing Association (BKSA) were granted status as the National Governing Body (NGB) for kitesurfing by Sport England, Sport Scotland, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland. In 2012, the BKSA was renamed in order to reflect the ever growing scope of our work. The new name adopted was the British Kitesports Association, more commonly referred to as ‘British Kitesports’.
British Kitesports is incorporated as a non-profit Company Limited by Guarantee. This legal status offers greater protection to our members than if we were simply a registered association. British Kitesports’s remit is ever growing and, as a progressive organisation focussed on furthering the interests of our members and all kitesports participants, we continually look for new ways to deliver on our core objectives, of: