A great weekend, starting with loads of sun on Saturday morning but not much wind. Arena displays went ahead in very difficult wind conditions but made a good fist of it. Wind improved greatly after lunch and there were quite a few kites in the air. Kite flyers fish and chip supper was fun. Sunday dawned wet but with a better breeze that evaporated as the wet lifted around lunchtime. Afternoon was overcast with very light teasing winds, we didn't fly anything although there were some kites in the air. Met up with the KKF visiting party. Was a weekend full of socialising but little kite flying, great fun all the same. Mike 😎
This is the weekend,from hell as far as Simon Hennessey and his team, as well as other event organisers, virtually no wind all weekend, a clashing attraction close by ( actually paddle aroun Brighton Pier )put on after the kite festival organising was in motion, and no consultation from the clashing event in regard to dates and how it might affect the kite festival. All this added to low visitor numbers, so very little monies in, to go into pot for next year's festival.
THat is why, as the Kite Kite Flyers events co-ordinator, will not commit, a this moment, the club to any event or a two day Kent Kite Festival with a display arena, for which we do not have a partner or sponsors and the committee is gradually building up a festival fund, which is primarily to cover any unexpected costs for Teston Kite Weekend
Had a long chat to Simon this morning he was disappointed but fairly accepting of the situation. Pleased with the support from the kite flyers. He said that the other events in the town had been poorly supported as well. However Brighton beach on Saturday was heaving according to the local press.