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 Post subject: Kite racing in the UK
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:55 am 
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Hi everybody,

I'm moving up to the UK in a month time and was trying to find out if there is an active fleet up there.

I'll be in the Southampton / Portsmouth area.

Is there any club racing going on in this area?

Cheers,

Ben


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 Post subject: Re: Kite racing in the UK
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:22 am 
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Hi,

I believe around the Calshot area there is quite a bit of casual racing. They have some nice conditions from what I understand.

We have a very casual race board scene here in Essex and only do a little bit of racing but mainly on TT

Hope that helps a little

Tony


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 Post subject: Re: Kite racing in the UK
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:10 pm 
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Thanks Tony,

I'll keep searching for a group of racers in this area.

Hopefully there is something more than just TT racing around! There is so much dinghy and yacht racing going on in the UK that I can't believe there is no active fleet around there.

Ben


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 Post subject: Re: Kite racing in the UK
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:49 pm 
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Looks like there are a few events on the south coast over the summer - taken from the BKSA website:
http://www.britishkitesports.org/events.html

Race – Kitesurfing
South Coast Series – in association with UKWA
May 3rd-4th Christchurch
July 12th-13th Weymouth
October 4th-5th Gosport

Nationals
Edge Cup
June 14th-15th Exmouth


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 Post subject: Re: Kite racing in the UK
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 8:03 pm 
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Hi Ben
no real fleets and just a few of us that race. There was a bit of racing at Calshot mostly on sectors but not eard much this year?
I can't really believe it either and have been trying for years to get stuff going but to no avail. Those of us that do race a lot are a bit spread out, theres the Bridges in Exmouth or myself in Penzance with only a couple others dotted around. If you wanna come train then give us a shout and come join in, be great for me down here or if you fancy trying to keep up with Ollie they are out every day in Exmouth.
You should definitely come to the nationals at the Edge Cup, will be a great 3 days with good prize money and we really need more numbers.
Hope to see you on the water sometime soon
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lee


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 Post subject: Re: Kite racing in the UK
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 10:28 pm 
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Hey Rob! Thanks for the dates. They are duly noted and I'll be at the nationals in June.

Hi Lee,

Thanks for the infos. Do you guys have some training week ends together or just train on your side and only meet at the regattas? For sure I'd be happy to spend a few week ends in your area for training.

We'll talk more about it at the nationals.

Thanks,

Ben


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