Niagara Windriders Newsletter

The Official Newsletter of the Niagara Windriders Kitefliers Association, Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

Monday, August 29, 2011

Almost Too Windy

The August Club fly coincided with the tail end of hurricane Irene which meant very strong gusty winds. My readings were 25km gusting as high as 38/39 kms, and that was at ground level. The winds were even more tricky as they were from the north and swirling due to the trees and hill at the north end of the park.

Donna set up her eyeballs, but had to secure them with an intricate "web" of tie downs. Fred tried to fly a delta, but after getting it in the air brought it down to be on the safe side. Russel got a smaller delta up for a bit and Greg was flying a 4 line parafoil. Most of the afternoon was hanging around talking. I showed off my new KAP (Kite Aerial Photography) setup and was hoping to test it out, but I feared Irene's winds were too strong. As usual, Bob had some of his smaller homemade kites up and flying.

Our next club fly will be on the 25th of September, but there is windfest on September 17th at Woodbine beach in Toronto. Let's hope for good weather for both events.