Belgaum International Kite Festival - 2011

by Nagaraj Nashi
(Belgaum, India)


An International Kite Festival will be organised for the first time in Belgaum (Karnataka, India)on 16th and 17th January 2011. Various teams across the country as also those of foreigners will be participating in the two-days festival.

Interestingly, Flyers will fly the Kites at night as well near Kote Kere, at Belgaum Fort, which is a first of its kind experiment in the entire country. Flying kites attached with lamps / lights during the night on 16th will be the Star Attraction of this unique festival.

Web Site: http://www.belgaumkitefest.com/

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Night flying
by: Tim Parish

Great idea, to light up the night sky! Hope it goes well, this first time and in following years. Perhaps come back here after the event and post a spectacular night shot or 2?

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Light air
1-5 km/h
1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

Light breeze
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4–7 mph
4–6 knots
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Gentle breeze
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8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3    

Moderate breeze
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13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4    

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19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5    

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25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

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32-38 mph
28-33 knots
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