March 22, 2011
photos: Kite buggy racing enthusiasts breeze into Brean
of kite buggying enthusiasts from across the UK converged on Brean
on Sunday (March 20th) to take part in an endurance race.
More than 20 teams from as far afield as London, Wales and Plymouth
took part in the event, which was organised by the South West
Association of Traction Kiting.
were hoping that forecasted strong onshore winds would propel
them along the sands but, instead, calmer weather meant racing
was cut back.
Organiser Al McHardy told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Unfortunately,
the wind seemed to die just two minutes before the start of racing,
but some limited racing still went ahead."
"We were pleased to have several British team members among
the 22 teams taking part."
Sunday's event was named the Connor Memorial Race in memory of
a 14 year-old club member who died of a brain tumour.
Pictured are organisers Andy Cheeseman, Gail Foss and Al McHardy
during Sunday's event in Brean