by Tony Sangster
Last Sunday saw several of us down at the beach near Fort Glanville (Semaphore Park).
The wind was around 18 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 - as capably measured by Kite Master Tim Parish.
Steve got his skin-diver kite up but in the gusts the drogue lifted too much destabilizing the leg/flipper kicking arm moving diver. At least he was getting plenty of air! A drogue in the form of a jelly fish seemed to steady the diver.
I tried out my trefoil kite. The design is a patented pattern from Helen Bushell, the colourful and buoyant elder stateswoman of Australian kiting. The wing tips were my addition to the original and seemed to work well even in the strong breeze. I will post some details on this site shortly.
Also there will be some information about line winders which takes up the challenge of a previous topic on this site.
One of our members has been unwell and we wish him, Michael Fardon, a safe and speedy recovery.
Enjoy kiting and hope to see you at our next kite-fly 9th December at Fort Glanville, Semaphore Park.
Cheers, Tony Sangster
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