Ray's Records and Awards


 Ray Bethell Multiple Kite World Champion
 You are on this page
 Competition Awards
 First Time Achievements


 Ray's Home Page

 Welcome / What's New

 About Ray

 You are on this page

 Ray's World Adventures

 Ray's Sponsors

 Ray's Friends

 Ray's Kites

 Kite Flying Tips

 Desktop Wallpaper and other Good Stuff

 Join Ray's Mail List

 Site Map



Ray's Multiple-Kite World Records & Awards

2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2003



On October 8th, 2006, a very special bench was dedicated to Ray in his hometown of Vancouver, B.C., Canada.  Below is Ray's message to everyone.

Thank you “Everyone” for the outstanding Honour you have bestowed on me.

What a total surprise, to be so Honoured by the BCKA and from Kite Friends from all over the World, plus one’s Home Town which even makes it a more Heartfelt occasion.

I have never felt so Humble and so proud at the same time.

It is hard to believe that all this has been in progress for the last 18 months and I never had the slightest clue. I have always thought that kite flyers could not keep a secret, but MAN was I WRONG! What a great worldwide family I have belonged to for the past 26 years. I have had the privilege of being fully sponsored to international kite festivals around the world, which has given me the chance to know and understand that the world, which has given me the chance to know and understand the whole world, is full of beautiful people of every creed and race. The heartfelt joy I see in people’s faces when they invite me to sit with them and share their humble meal, the bottle of wine that shows up at my table while eating at a restaurant with a little note saying “Thank you”. People from all walks of life, stop me in the street, to shake my hand and give me a hug with the thumbs up sign. I thank the guy upstairs for bestowing on me the gift to make so many people forget their troubles even if it is only for a few minutes.

Very special thanks to Gary Mark and his wife Michelle from Toronto for their Inspiration idea and another special thanks to “The Committee”, Cal Yuen, Gary Mark, Dianne O’Brien, Cathy Tung, Jeremy Perceval and Dan Millsip for making their Inspiration become a reality.

It “Boggles” my mind to think of all the generous people around the World, who supported this huge Venture with their encouragement and their giving of funds---I thank you all.

I also wish to thank all the people that have sent so many wonderful e-mails congratulating me. I must apologize to all the people trying to write in my guest book but we were getting so much Spam my Web Master closed it down for a while, I am sure it will be up and running soon.

Thank you for Listening

Ray.

 

39 Dyna kites - 3 stacks of 13 kites each
Ray flew, unaided in launching and landing, a total of 39 Dyna kites complete with tails. He initially flew 27 Dyna kites and then tried 33 Dyna kites with no problem before flying the amazing 39 Dyna kites for the world record - Read the story
WSIKF - Long Beach, WA USA

2003

24 kites - 3 stacks of 8 kites each
Ray flew, unaided in launching and landing, a total of 24 Prism Adrenaline sport kites at the 2003 Washington State International Kite Festival. He flew 8 from each hand and 8 from his waist. - Read the story
WSIKF - Long Beach, WA USA

2002

13 full-size 8 foot kites
Ray flew, unaided in launching and landing, a total of 13 8ft 2in custom Pizazz kites designed and built by Dick Barnes of Pizazz Kite Works. He flew 4 from each hand and 5 from his waist. - Read the story
WSIKF - Long Beach, WA USA

2000

21 kites - 3 stacks of 7 kites each
Ray flew, unaided in launching and landing, a total of 21 6 foot Prism Fanatic kites, 7 from each hand and 7 from the waist simultaneously, doing all the required maneuvers plus many of his own. - Read the story
WSIKF - Long Beach, WA USA

1997

12 kites - 3 stacks of 4 kites each
Flown simultaneously for
1 hour, 43 minutes - Read the story
Belmont Shores, CA USA

1996

7 kites - 2 stacks of 2 kites, 1 stack of 3 kites
Flown simultaneously for
2 hours, 11 minutes
WSIKF - Long Beach, WA USA

1996

36 kites - 3 stacks of 12 Hyper Kites
Flown simultaneously and was filmed by American Sports Illustrated magazine.
Berkeley International Kite Festival and Sport Kite Championships - Berkeley, California, USA

1994

3 kites - 1 from each hand, 1 from waist
Flown simultaneously for
12 hours, 12 minutes - Read the story
WSIKF - Long Beach, WA USA

1993

3 kites - 1 from each hand, 1 from waist
Flown simultaneously for
8 hours 42 minutes
WSIKF - Long Beach, WA USA

1992

3 kites - 1 from each hand, 1 from waist
Flown simultaneously for
5 hours 40 minutes
WSIKF - Long Beach, WA USA

1991

2 kites - 1 from each hand
Flown simultaneously for
4 hours 19 minutes
WSIKF - Long Beach, WA USA




Top Corner Photo
Copyright © 2000
Barry Smith

 Top of Page


Website enquiries: webmaster@raybethell.com


 Copyright, Ray Bethell

NEWS . Ray . Records . Adventures . Sponsors . Friends . Kites . Flying . Stuff . Mail . Site Map