contribution by Jacqui and Greg, Ramsgate, Natal
Hi Guys, OSOW in Marina
Beach, Natal , South Africa: Well, we prayed for
wind - and boy, did we get it. It was about 40kph consistant wind, that just blasted
all day. Humidity was high, so it was a solid wind too. The turnout was great
- there were sooooo many locals that haven't flown their kites for years. Single
line kites were out of the question. We managed to keep a couple in the sky, just
to haul out the line laundry, so it still looked quite good.... till the heavy
duty swivels on the spinners burned out through sheer exhaustion. The .. buggy
was put through it's paces by everyone with a power kite small enough to handle
the winds :-)
..It was an exhillarating day - windswept, sandblasted, but
still managed to have great fun!!!
Number of kites in the sky - don't have
a clue but imagine that there were between 50 and 100 kiters flying during the
course of the day..
I know that there were some other events around the country,
so hopefully the guys will contact you soon with details of their events. If you
don't hear from them, let us know and we will remind them.
See ya in the
14 oct 20:44 CET
from Brian Skinner |
Hi fellers, Just a little
report. A group of us flew kites at Zandvlei, an
estuary near Cape Town, South Africa. Present
were Dave Moult, Gary, Steve, Tony (of Kites Galore), and Briski (me). Richard
Loydell of Kites for Africa was also there and flew a huge flowform and various
deltas. He was upwind of me so I did'nt see all that much of him, except when
the flowform took one of mine out as he was getting ready to leave. Someone (whose
name escapes me) was there flying a nice arch. Mike Goldblatt was there flying
his exquisite four-liners, and even tried a one metre rok for a change! I had
two flowforms aloft all day, one with a pair of spinning "Bols" (plan
on www), the other with a "Spike" (plan on www) and a 1.5m beach ball
of my own design. I also had a 6.5 foot delta up high with some light line junk.
Then there were the twin one metre roks and various other one metre roks. The
wind was OK but I could'nt risk the roks on a tether, preferring to hold the line
at all times. This of course affected my ability to go and socialise... Oh, yes!
and I flew a few fighters. But the idea was to paint
the sky. So I did. I started flying at 10 am and
packed up around 16:30, having kites in the air all the while. (big grin) So
a great OSOW day's flying was had by those who attended. We were all smiling and
thinking: "Peace, dude!"
mail-in 15 oct 13:23 CET
unfortunately I was ill on OSOW day. I didn't go to
fly or take photos. Sorry. SImo
18 oct... we wish
you best health! kiters united!
pics > photopage 2
report from Hanan Cohen
A total failure!
We thought of making it a national event but
didn't have the time nor energy to do it.
So... I tried to cooperate with
a friend who works with the Middle East Children Association so
that children, both Israeli and Palestinian will fly kites together from the two
sides of the border. We didn't find a safe place to do it. So... I organized
a kites workshop on my kibbutz and then planned
to fly them Sunday afternoon. The wind didn't move a single milimeter! What can
I say? We will learn from the what happend and better prepare next year.
21 oct... oh dear hanan, no no not a failure - my
personal opinion! maybe these your words are one of the best results in 2002 fly-for-peace
activity... i think that many cultures can learn a lot from your borders. [ and
for the wind... its not the wind or flight that counts, its the human mind behind.
so, thanks for your doings! ]
- missing feedback!
LITHUANIA - missing feedback!
EGYPT : ?