- 12 May 2009 | Kiteboarding
As result of the work developed by the new APKite board, since May of 2008, we've reached another objective: to transform the Portuguese Kite Association into the Portuguese Kite Federation (FPKite) - Sports Promoting Association (APD).
With the existence of an APD, Kite starts to be recognized by the IDP (Portuguese Sports Institute) as a regulating entity of the sport and, therefore, the official recognition from the Maritime Authorities and Captainships, essential to develop, with solid bases, Kite in Portugal.
Now we are FPKite-APD. We've made it from a simple Association of Athletes to an Association of Clubs and Athletes.
We still aim to promote and develop the portuguese Kite, but we will be more involved with the Clubs and Associations of Athletes so that they can be the arms of our Federation.
We will also deepen relations with all sources of kite, such as Landboard, Kitebuggy and Acrobatic Parrots.
FPKite will try to create the best conditions in order to watch our sport's growth.
This is another significant step towards the evolution of the portuguese Kite and, with your confidence and enthusiasm, in order to have our sport where it deserves to be, that is, in the highest level of development.