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MKC Presentation 20120121

  1. 1. Maui Kiteboarding Network1/21/12 Meeting with MKCAgenda:1. Quick re-introduction to MKN2. Present our new Maui Kiteboarding Network informational brochure3. Present our interactive kiteboarding Google map4. Discuss information sharing and cross linking between our websites
  2. 2. Maui Kiteboarding NetworkThe Maui Kiteboarding Network (MKN)● MKN, MauiKiters.com is a network of kiting instructors, students, and riders committed to “open-source” instruction and environmentally-sustainable and socially-responsible riding.● MKN shares objectives in common with the MKC: spreading information about safe kiting and adherence to the rules on Maui, in particular the waiver to the FAA FAR 101.  NOTE: two MKN directors (Paul Franco and Aaron Culliney) are certified instructors under FAA FAR 103: http://USHPA.aero● We are happy to work together with MKC to promote our common goals. We are open to pursuing new revenue streams in common with the MKC.● MKN is future-oriented: We foresee a future of not just “riding kites” but “piloting tethered/free flying wings”. Our organization and directors are uniquely capable of bridging the gap between FAR101 and FAR103, helping to preserve access for emerging kiting technologies.● MKN is surging in popularity among the active KB instructors on Maui, who are becoming MKN-affiliated. We will soon be welcoming kiteboarding schools and instructors on Oahu and Kauai, and in California.● MKN is based in the best place in the world for Kiting: Maui, Hawaii, United States. MKN sanctioned activities are fully insurable in the United States.
  3. 3. MKN BrochureBrochure Front/Back● Pre-publication draft, with mostly just a few visual elements left to improve● MKN-affiliated schools and instructors will be handing these brochures to students and visiting riders● In addition to being informational, it provides a feedback form/link for a students lesson, including their rider rating level
  4. 4. MKN BrochureBrochure Centerfold ● Displays the map and most important rules for kiting on Maui ● Link to the online version (most current) rules and mapCo-branding, cross-linking ● We could co-brand the brochure with MKN & MKC logos ● Our websites could cross-link together ● Our instructional and safety information is available for free copying/downloading (creative commons © license in effect)
  5. 5. Interactive Kiteboarding Google MapTechnical details: ● Permalink: MauiKiters.com/maui-kiteboarding-map ● Our interactive kiteboarding Google Map works on all modern Internet- enabled devices. ● It uses the Google Maps API v3 and related Maths libraries to mathematically calculate the boundaries of stated off-limits zones. ● It can show your location on the map, if you have a location-aware device such as an iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, or Android device ● Currently being actively developed: adding live wind data feed, adding links to “windcams”, and adding information about other riding sites ● The source code is “open source”, available at no charge. MKN can help facilitate integration of this map into MKC website, as well as help to make changes to the map
  6. 6. Interactive Kiteboarding Google Map
  7. 7. MKN & MKC website linkingIt is a good thing to have both our organizations committed to manycommon goals, while focusing in different areas ● MKC focus is on safe kiteboarding rules FAA waiver compliance and safe kiting on Maui. ● MKN focus promoting safe and sustainable instruction (including educating students and visitors of the rules) here on Maui and growing beyond our island ● Some information may naturally reside within the MauiKitesurf.org website, while other information may naturally reside on the MKN family of websites. ● Therefore cross-linking between our sites may be the best way to insure that information is correct and up-to-date. ● We have ideas for pursing revenue streams in common
  8. 8. Blue Water, Blue SkyAnnouncing a first infree/tethered flight......envisioned, designed,and soon to be custommade on Maui.MKN shall fight forsustainable access andlobby for rules that help,and do not hinder, kitinginnovation
  9. 9. The introduction from Maui Instructor Manual v1.0rc11. E komo mai, or WelcomeSurfing was invented in Hawaiʻi. John Clark (Hawaiian surfer, lifeuard, firefighter and historian) writes, "Hawaiians practiced sixdifferent traditional surf sports: heʻe nalu, or board surfing; pākākā nalu, or outrigger canoe surfing; kaha nalu, or body-surfing; paepoʻo, or bodyboarding; heʻe one, or sand sliding; and heʻe puʻe wai, or river surfing."1In a different arena, pre-contact Hawaiians also enjoyed hoʻolele lupe, the sport of kite flying.2 Again, inventiveness lead to at leastfour different kinds of kites.3 Therefore, although theres no evidence that ancient Hawaiians experienced the modern sport ofkitesurfing, in our opinion they would have embraced it, quickly becoming experts!Maui Kiteboarding Network is privileged to be ambassadors of the sport. Kanaha "Kitebeach" is located near Kanaha State WaterbirdSanctuary. Originally called Kanahā,4 it was constructed as a fish pond under the direction of Hawaiian royalty hundreds of years ago.It is with the spirit of Aloha that MKN teaches our passion and cares for the environment that our livelihoods depend on.Maui Kiteboarding Network is an organization of professional kiteboarding instructors and riders dedicated to maintaining high-qualityinstruction and safety standards. MKN provides a valuable public service by training instructors in safe and environmentally-soundteaching methods as well as educating visitors about the kiteboarding rules at Kanaha and around Maui.1Clark, J. 2011. Hawaiian Surfing. University of Hawaiʻi Press. Honolulu. p. 19.2Malo, D., as translated by N. B. Emerson. 1898. Hawaiian Antiquities (Moolelo Hawaii). 2nd edition 1951, 1987 edition, BishopMuseum Press. Honolulu. p. 234.3Pukui, M. K. and S. H. Elbert. 1986. Hawaiian Dictionary. University of Hawaiʻi Press. Honolulu. p. 216.4Pukui. M. K., S. H. Elbert and E. T. Mookini. 1974. Place Names of Hawaii. University of Hawaiʻi Press. Honolulu. p. 83.

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