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Goostrey Kite Funday,

9th July 2000


I think this is the closest I can get to a 'home coming' kiting event - Goostrey is spitting distance from where both Rob and I grew up.

C.A.K.E.S. were invited to assist at the Goostrey Kite Funday, which was at Goostrey primary school; the wind was light, and the rain frequent, but this didn't discourage the parents and children from turning up (appartantly it was mentioned on local radio as well).

Rob and I decided that as this was the smallest venue (the picture above was taken from one corner of the field) we had been to we had to do something special, so we built what we are confident is probably the largest tetrahedron kite of 2000 - 112 cells, 6m wide and 4m tall. Due to the light winds and surrounding trees we had to clear the field and launch it by walking backwards, but we did get a couple reasonable flights in without breaking too many spars.


C.A.K.E.S. ran a kite workshop, which also displayed a varied selection of kites.

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