Extractions: KITE-SAILING Il termine Kitesailing potrebbe essere tradotto "veleggiando con gli aquiloni". Si tratta infatti di uno sport che consiste nel praticare tutte le normali tecniche di navigazione a vela (traverso, lasco, bolina e poppa) in un'ampia gamma di venti, utilizzando al posto delle vele, aquiloni acrobatici per il traino di imbarcazioni leggere (generalmente trimarani). Il Kitesailing rientra in quella categoria di sport aquilonistici che vanno sotto il nome comune di POWER KITING, cioč sport che utilizzano modelli di aquiloni capaci di sviluppare una notevole forza trainante. Fin da quando č stato proposto la prima volta, č stato subito evidente che questo divertentissimo sport si sarebbe imposto rapidamente, attraendo anche persone che probabilmente non avrebbero provato interesse per l'aquilonismo acrobatico, e andando ad occupare una nicchia ricreativa simile a quella del windsurf. Dal 1987 il neozelandese Peter Lynn , un ingegnere meccanico con una lunga esperienza come consulente nelle regate dei 12 m., si dedica con grande impegno e passione alla ricerca per lo sviluppo nel settore del Kitesailing. A lui infatti si deve sia il progetto di un aquilone dal rivoluzionario profilo ellittico (il Peel) capace di sviluppare grande trazione, sia il progetto del Buggy (il triciclo con sterzo diretto utilizzato per correre sulla terraferma) e praticare quindi il BUGGYING, sia ancora quello di uno speciale trimarano (BUGGY BOAT) il cui standard adesso in commercio č il risultato della realizzazione di una quarantina di prototipi.
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Extractions: Kitezeilen is een nieuwe extreme sport waarbij gezeild wordt met een kite in plaats van een zeil. Airplay Kitesailing ontwikkelt kitezeilsystemen die de sport veilig en makkelijk maken. Het is ons doel om de sport toegankelijk te maken zodat iedereen de sensatie kan ervaren die het kitezeilen biedt.Â
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Extractions: FEBRUARY, 1989 French inventors Dominique and Bruno Legaignoux have introduced a radical and powerful new kite specifically for the kitesailing market. This inflated armature, curved surface kite (it's actually a "slice" of a sphere) is very light, strong and purportedly easy to control in all winds. The Legaignoux brothers build it in sizes from 7m2 to 17m2 (75-185 sq. ft.) and claim it can be launched and controlled by one man, in deep water, without assistance. The Legaignoux's bring impressive credentials to kitesailing. Past French junior sailing champions, charter boat skippers and, for the past four years, full time kite inventors and developers, the 28- and 29-year-old brothers clearly do nothing halfway. Future projects include a search for a sports manufacturer to purchase rights to and build the kite commercially; using the kite for paragliding (flying non-rigid hangliders-usually done with high efficiency parafoil wings); and developing its use over ice, snow and sand. The Legaignoux's encourage correspondence. Write to them at: 26 Chemin de Kernoter, 29000 Quimper, France.
Extractions: December, 1988 Dan Eisaman, of Madison Heights, Michigan (USA), would be considered an unusual character in any crowd. He's certainly one of the most ambitious small boat voyagers this writer has met. The fact that he voyages under kite power might make him seem even more unusual, but it's a perfectly logical conclusion, given his personality and temperament. Dan's credo; "The most fun for the least money" fits his lifestyle. After 20 years sailing small dinghies for fun, he bought a 16 ft. Hobiecat and set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Turned back by the US Coast Guard (who felt the daysailing cat was "a bit small" for the attempt), Dan turned to a kite-powered 8 ft. inflatable raft and set out to cross each of America's Great Lakes. He's managed 4 of 5 so far. Dan's own words convey his unique approach best. "You see, I'm not into all these racing 'games.' When I look at a boat, I immediately start thinking of far-away places with strange sounding names; I'm not going to spend a bunch of money on a boat just to race in. I feel that speed is a useful factor, but not an end in itself. "Of course, when I tell someone I'm going across the lake in my inflatable, they wonder if I've got a screw loose. They've got the 'toy' mentality that says you can't do such things in 'toys.' I'm not going to have much to say to your subscribers who want to flash by on waterskis to impress the chickie-poos. I'm more interested in getting across the Atlantic in something I can sleep in while a kite like my 'Blue Mule' hauls away.
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Extractions: George Pocock In the 1820's Georger Pocock, of Bristol in England , developed a system using controllable kites to pull carriages, so that horses could be dispensed with. He also used this system for Kite Sailing and describes a three day cruise with family and friends in the Bristol Channel . His seminal book, â€śThe Aeropleustic Artâ€ť, and patent records of his kites and equipment have secured his position as the â€śfather of kite tractionâ€ť. View more photos Benjmin Franklin and Samuel Franklin Cody Even prior to Pocock, kites had been used to haul sailing ships out of sheltered bays and had been proposed for shipwreck rescue. Using single line kites, Benjamin Franklin famously crossed a pond in about 1718 and Samuel Franklin Cody sailed across the English Channel in November, 1903 (above gallery) with David Thayer's proposed shipwreck rescue system to the right.
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