Tag Archives: France

Issue 48: Berck Intl Kite Festival (gallery)

Photos by John Barresi & David Hathaway

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Another early morning shot

Issue 43: Berck sur Mer Intl Kite Festival

Wow!! What have I done to deserve 5 full sponsored weeks in France and Italy? The 19th International Meeting of Kites in Berck Sur Mer and then to the 25th Cervia International Kite festival in Italy, both premier international kite festivals that are held in Europe, and I have been lucky to have been fully […]

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Issue 42: Dave’s World

I’m honestly not sure how many times I have been to Berck. I was first invited back in 1990 or ’91. All I can say for sure is that the kids I met back then have grown and some are bringing their own children now. It’s a bit scary. Regular readers have seen reports of […]

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Issue 42: Freestyle World Cup

This was my first experience going across the ocean, let alone to a country where English is not the native language. Months of preparation landed me literally in Paris where I had a four hour layover.  That is when it first hit that I am in France, “the land of the cyborg kite fliers.”  As […]

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Issue 42: World Freestyle Cup (gallery)

Photos by Benson Twins

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Issue 39: Festival International De L’Air

The Theme for this year’s festival in Base Nature, Frejus France was the country of Portugal . There were 380 invited guests from 18 counties from all over Europe plus flyers from Canada , USA , Singapore , Brazil , and Cuba . This is also Europe ’s last kite festival for 2004. I arrived […]

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Issue 36: World Team Sport Kite Championships 2004

Let’s start out with some background on how I came to attend the World Sport Kite Championships in Berck this year. I am the middle woman of MVM. We were the only all female Master’s team at our National Convention and also in France. We came into being when Marcia Cannon asked Mary Bos and […]

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Issue 36: World Team Championships (gallery)

  Photography by Azemi Ariffin (Malaysia), Georges (France), Kamarul (Malaysia), Noralia Azemi (Malaysia), Watnu (Germany) & Susan Thonstad (USA).

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Issue 34: 7th Frejus International Kite Festival of the Air

This was an awesome way to finish off my 2003 kite season and was also my 5th year of being invited to participate in this World Class kite festival, especially this year as they were hosting the European Sport kite Championships. There were over 300 kite flyers participating at this event flyers from England, Belgium, […]

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Issue 33: Ray’s Adventures

Wow!! What a great way to end my kite season but with two awesome world class International kite festivals… It was a great pleasure for me to be once again fully sponsored to Marseille for the Fete du Vent festival, 28 counties were participating from every corner of this planet, most I had met at […]

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