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 Post subject: "King of the Sky"
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:29 pm 
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The latest "King of the Sky" event will be taking place at Lowestoft main beach, Suffolk, England, UK on 23rd - 24th of June 2012.

The event will consist of a demo fly past where we kiteboard, the full length of the beach in formation, we are trying to get as many kites as we can to line up and ride past the crowds at Lowestoft.
This event is part of the Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival, which is basically 2 days of flying displays of many many famous aircraft.
We have held "King of the Sky" in conjunction with Lowestoft Airshow/Waveney District Council before for 3 years in the past and all have been very successful.
We are looking for competant, expert riders to take part, we have an HQ on the promenade and on the beach, with a 50m2 launch landing area, every other part of the beach is full of spectators for the next 3 miles.
If KiteboardingUK.com retails your companies products, you are very welcome to come along and exhibit with us and bring your team riders, on our stand for free or just enjoy the event.

Safety is no1 at this event. We will have between 250,000 to 400,000 spectators present at the Airshow. There is only one 50m section of the beach that will be used for launching and landing kites so we are looking for expert riders only who can safely return to that given spot.

We have limited time slots and no kiteflying is permitted during the Airshow displays for obvious reasons.
We will have some hospitality and a good base to leaves bags kites equipment etc, plus the KiteboardingUK.com shop is only 200m from the beach. All the local bar/hotels on the seafront, open up as its pretty one massive beach party/festival, that never disappoints.

In the past many competitors have travelled from all over the UK and we have witnessed British and European champions and team riders from Cabrinha, Flexifoil, Peter Lynn, Brunotti, Slingshot.

The full details of the kiting program are still being compiled and much of it will be last minute weather permitting. We must have good strong winds as there is no room to go downwind and land kites as every foot of the beach is taken up by spectators.
Many kiters are coming down and living vans. Lowestoft seafront has no parking restrictions or charges on these days. There is plenty of room to just rock up. But only on Friday evening, on the days of the event spaces can only be found away from the sea front roads. Still easily within walking distance.

We also have a "King of SUP" stand up paddleboarding event running along side. So if no wind, we will be paddleboarding with a formation paddle past and some racing.

Trevor Sergeant (Sarge) is the event organiser you can contact him thru the KiteboardingUK shop. Or email him your questions directly at Kiteboardinguk@googlemail.com

Our sponsor/organiser websites will be posting details. here are the links.

http://www.kiteboardinguk.com/
http://www.lowestoftairfestival.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/kiteboardinguk
http://www.kingofthesky.com


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 Post subject: Re: "King of the Sky"
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:48 pm 
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Sounds great! Wishing you good winds!!!


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