GPA E.V. Salg af drager og br t til kitesailing. http://gpa-kitesailing.org/
KiteShip - Innovation In Tethered Flight Mating windpowered solutions to engineering challenges since 1978. From speed sailing records to remote logging and stone-moving - from elevated yacht-racing sails to practical http://kiteship.com/
Extractions: FAIL (If the navigation movie does not appear in this space, install the latest Macromedia Flash plugin to your browser. Otherwise, you will need to use the site map at the bottom of each page to navigate this website.). Sep 21, 07 New Wind Power Tech Could Change Cargo Shipping - KiteShip Making Breakthroughs By: Terry McSweeney SAN FRANCISCO, Sep. 21, 2007 (KGO) - An East Bay company is hoping to harness wind power in a... Apr 19, 07 Dec 12, 06 Sailing an Oil Tanker; NYT Magazine - KiteShip is featured in the New York Times Magazines "6th Annual Year in Ideas" in their Dec 10, 2006 issue. The article is available... KiteShip Corporation builds wind power for ships. And for yachts, transoceanic deliveries and support craft. And for Aerospace and industrial - any application where large amounts of controlled, inexpensive power from in situ wind energy is needed. We are a group of forward-thinking sailors, designers and visionaries. We've been using the fundamental advantages of traction kites for three decades. Our goal is to bring this technology to the world. KiteShip holds multiple world records and patents for our products and accomplishments. KiteShip develops and markets Very Large Free Flying Sails (VLFFS) and control systems, technology and techniques for launching, controlling and recovering same aboard boats, ships, industrial and aerospace applications. Such craft may include
Surfing & Kite Sailing KailuaTown.com ''It's About Community. It's About You!'' Learning to Control a Smaller Kite Through Cable Manipulation at Kailua Bay, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii. http://www.kailuatown.com/files/recreation_popups/surfing-kitesurfing.html
Extractions: Although the sport of KiteSurfing is new, it is not a one-man invention, and people have been playing with the concept for a long time. In fact, in China and Polynesia, kitesailing was a form of transportation in the Pacific Rim beginning in the 13th and 14th century! Indonesian and Polynesian kite fishermen dragged their canoes with kites, as early as the 12th century. In the early 1800's, British inventor George Pocock enlarged common kites and flew them in groups to pull carts on land and boats on the water. His efforts resulted in what were, at the time, the fastest speeds on land and water. Pocock's kites were fully controllable, using 4 lines, just as we use today. His boats and carts could sail upwind, his boats could beat other boats he raced against. His original patent number was GB5420, dated 1826. In November 1903, American inventor Samuel Cody kitesailed across the English Channel. In the late '50s individuals used the concept of being trailed by a parachute/wings above and on water. In the mid 1970's, Englishman Peter Powell developed the dual line control and built a 2-line delta kite with which he sailed small dinghies. These were the first commercially successful 2-line deltas, based on Francis Rogollo's patents of the early 1940's. They were marketed for use with boats and buggies, and in fact, a stack of 6 Powell deltas was used by Englishman Keith Stewart with a nine foot catamaran to cross the English Channel, purposely duplicating the Samuel Cody's 1903 crossing.
Kitesurfing - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia Kitesurfing or Kiteboarding is a surface water sport that uses the wind to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard (similar to a wakeboard). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitesurfing
Extractions: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search Kitesurfing or Kiteboarding is a surface water sport that uses the wind to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard (similar to a wakeboard ). The terms kiteboarding and kitesurfing are interchangeable. There are a number of different styles of kiteboarding, including freestyle (most common and utilises standard kite and board) or wake-style (flatter water using board with bindings) and wave-riding which is focused on big waves using a board designed for wave riding. A kitesurfer or kiteboarder uses a board with or without foot-straps or bindings, combined with the power of a large controllable kite to propel the rider and the board across the water. In 2006, the number of kitesurfers has been estimated at around 150,000 to 210,000, with 114,465 inflatable kites sold that same year. . Kitesurfing has become more popular than windsurfing as a watersport because it is easier to learn the basics and because it is much easier to transport the necessary equipment. citation needed The sport is becoming safer due to innovations in kite design, safety release systems, and instructions. Riding styles have evolved to suit riders and conditions, such as wakestyle, waveriding, freestyle, freeride, jumping, and cruising.
Dave Culp Speedsailing Find news, details on the activity and links to the Amateur Yacht Research Society. http://www.dcss.org/speedsl/
Extractions: Dave Culp SpeedSailing e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Here's my proa "Whigmaleerie" during a speed run at the 1987 Johnnie Walker/RYA Speed Trials in Weymouth, England. She's powered here by a massive 5-stack of 12 ft Flexifoil kites on 150' flying lines (the fifth kite is pale yellow, and can just be seen). That's an array 12 ft wide, by 32 ft high, with over 14 sq. m. area, on a boat weighing just 140 lbs. visitor to this site Everything you ever wanted to know about official WSSR sanctioned speed sailing rules and a comprehensive FAQ (frequently asked questions). So, why sail with kites at all? And particularly, why use them for high speed sailing? Here's the scoop. Here's a bunch of photos , both of boats I've designed/built and of kites I've flown over the years. (Yes, many photos are in black and white, do not adjust your set.)
YouTube - Kite Sailing Is Now Check out the KiteCat and QuadSurfer in various weather conditions around NZ lakes and coastline. Kites used Slingshot 12m Link, 19m PL Venom and 13m Scorpion proto. Attaching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1KQsWDGOI8
Kite Sailing Yacht Â» Yanko Design The Kite Sailing Kitano Yacht designed by Stefani Krucke introduces kite sailing technology to the leisure sailing yacht class and benefits from the many advantages that http://www.yankodesign.com/2007/11/08/kite-sailing-yacht/
Wavelength Magazine: Kayak Kiting That was the summer I also decided to try kite sailing. Iâve never done a lot of kite flying from shore, but that didnât deter me. We all remember poor, pathetic Charlie http://www.wavelengthmagazine.com/2006/as06rain.html
Extractions: DOWNLOAD By Dan Lewis Kite sailing into Raft Cove, northern Vancouver Island. Dan Lewis photo. In 1990 I circumnavigated Vancouver Island with the goal of mapping the remaining old-growth forests of the Island. That information was already available in satellite photos (cutting edge technology back then), but we wanted to âground truthâ the dataâactually visit these areas, see them for ourselves, and experience the smells, tastes and adventures that do not show up in satellite imagery. To this end we were mapping âviewshedsâ from the waterâtrying to figure out exactly which hills and mountain ranges were visible from a kayak travelling along the coast. The tools used were a grease pencil on laminated 1:50,000 topographic maps. As we paddled, I would watch the landscape carefully and mark which features I could see. That was the summer I also decided to try kite sailing. Iâve never done a lot of kite flying from shore, but that didnât deter me. We all remember poor, pathetic Charlie Brown and his failed aeronautical attempts, but there arenât any trees at sea, right? So how hard could it be?
Kite Sailing Freighters : Open Desktop Mechanic kite sailing freighters Sunday Jul 09, 2006. I was wondering when someone in the shipping industry would come around to inventing the obvious, a kite assisted ocean freighter. http://blogs.sun.com/bnitz/entry/kite_sailing_freighters
Kite - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia In the last two decades several kite sailing sports have become popular, such as kite buggying, kite landboarding and kite surfing. Snow kiting has also become popular in recent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kites
Extractions: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Â Â (Redirected from Kites Jump to: navigation search For other uses, see Kite (disambiguation) Yokaichi Giant Kite Festival held on the fourth Sunday every May in Higashiomi, Shiga , Japan A man flying a kite on the beach , a good location for flying as winds travelling across the sea contain few up or down draughts which cause kites to fly erratically. A kite is a tethered aircraft The necessary lift that makes the kite wing fly is generated when air (or in some cases water) flows over and under the kite's wing, producing low pressure above the wing and high pressure below it. This deflection also generates horizontal drag along the direction of the wind. The resultant force vector from the lift and drag force components is opposed by the tension of the one or more lines or tethers The anchor point of the kite line may be static or moving (e.g., the towing of a kite by a running person, boat, or vehicle). Kites are usually heavier-than-air, but there is a second category of lighter-than-air kite called a kytoon which may be filled with hydrogen, hot air, methane, or helium; these stay aloft with or without wind; at calm they float; at wind they receive lift from buoyancy and aerodynamic lift. Kytoons have been made in toy-scale as well as military large scale.
The World Of Kite Sailing - SailNet Community With rapidly growing popularity, kitesailing (or kite-surfing) has won over former windsurfers and quickly become the successor to that sect of the http://www.sailnet.com/forums/racing-articles/20851-world-kite-sailing.html
Extractions: Forums Articles Galleries Boat Reviews ... Racing Articles The World of Kite Sailing User Name Remember Me? Password Not a Member? Register FAQ Members List Members Map ... Search this Thread Like this article? Digg It! or Bookmark it! permalink SailNet vbmenu_register("postmenu_72580", true); Contributing Authors Join Date: Jan 2000 Posts: 88 Rep Power: 11 The World of Kite Sailing With rapidly growing popularity, kite-sailing (or kite-surfing) has won over former windsurfers and quickly become the successor to that sect of the sport. Wind junkies beware, there is a new sailing discipline out there that might just force your wallet open, rearrange your life's priorities, and produce a little friction on the homefront. But don't worry, those few nights you might have to spend on the couch will be worth it, I can assure you. Kite-sailing (or kite-surfing) has arrived on the scene and is causing quite a disturbance in the households of windsurfers, wakeboarders, and small-boat sailors alike. Because they use a large kite to harness the wind, kite-surfers can enjoy the rush of speed sailing, the freedom of wakeboarding without a boat, and the ability to fly higher than any wind-surfer has dreamed of jumping. And because these kites fly well above the water, they're less subject to the inter-medium friction that bedevils boats and windsurfers. But that's not the only plus. Due to their small size, the kites (when packed) and the relatively small boards are really convenient as onboard toys. And kite sailors can travel with their rigs by air without any additional baggage charges.
Extractions: Peter Lynn, Sr. followed with a sometimes lighthearted look at his 20+ years of kite sailing experimentation. He provided a serious historical context and gave credit to the modern pioneers, Bruno Legaignoux, Corey and Billy Roeseler, and others. He also discussed his own approach, in making a single-person, kite sailing watercraft. This led to the land-based kite-buggy and has culminated in the KiteCat, a twin-hulled, four-ruddered boat that can be transported, assembled, and sailed by one person. It is an economical approach that will appeal to the sportsman with water close by and wind in abundance. Pete Lynn, Jr. gave a technical explanation of the problems inherent to kite sailing. His technical expertise, as well as his hands-on experiences were interesting, amusing, and stimulating. Pete is developing remote control systems and highly efficient kites to push the envelope. Dr. Richard Ruiterkamp also provided theoretical basis to the arguments for kite sailing. Involved in the Delft University LadderMill project, he showed the progress of remote-controlled kites in a LadderMill-based sailing craft. Audience participation was a key feature to the success of the symposium and thanks go to Olav Aleksander Bu, Billy Roeseler, George Dyson and others who gave their insight to the discussions.
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ISAF : Kite Sailing ISAF is the governing body for the sport of sailing. It provides information on World Standings, Race Officials, Sailors, Olympic Classes http://www.sailing.org/11063.php
Extractions: The following statement is to clarify ISAF's position in respect of kites and the outright World Sailing Speed Record - 500 metre course. At the ISAF Executive Committee meeting of 5-7 February 2005, ISAF considered a request from the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSR) on whether a 'kite' could establish and claim the outright World Sailing Speed Record. The position of ISAF is that, at this stage, a claim on the outright World Sailing Speed Record by a kite would not be endorsed. Kite records will continue to be ratified by the WSSR Council in sail area divisions and kite speed sailing events will be observed and monitored as normal. Kite records have their own section on the WSSR website www.sailspeedrecords.com/kitesailing.html To clarify the WSSR Council position concerning kite surfing, WSSR Rule 2 states that, in addition to the World Sailing Speed Record (the outright record), records can be established in the following sail area divisions: 10sq.m, A Class, B Class, C Class, D Class, and a division for sailboards with kite sails. ISAF recognizes the World Sailing Speed Record Council as the international authority responsible for ratifying World Sailing Speed Records.
Kite Sailing World Sailing Speed Record Council ALG Malik BOUCHANAFA Leucate, FRA May 2003 38.28 kts USA Robby NAISH Aringa, ESP http://www.sailspeedrecords.com/kite-sailing.html
Extractions: window.templatePath = '/templates/rt_chromatophore_j15'; window.currentTheme = 'Custom:overlay-carbon,#383737,#ffffff,#3875e9,#ffffff,#3875e9,#ffffff'; Kite Sailing Men ALG Malik BOUCHANAFA Leucate, FRA May 2003 38.28 kts USA Robby NAISH Aringa, ESP Jul 2003 FRA Emmanuel TAUB Leucate, FRA May 2004 Emmanuel TAUB Fuerteventura, ESP Jul 2004 RSA Olaf MARTING Walvis Bay, NAM Oct 2004 Olaf MARTING Walvis Bay, NAM Oct 2005 FRA Alexandre CAIZERGUES Luderitz, NAM Oct 2007 USA Robert DOUGLAS Luderitz, NAM Sep 2008 FRA Sebastien CATTELAN Luderitz, NAM Oct 2008 FRA Alexandre CAIZERGUES Luderitz, NAM Oct 2008 FRA Alexandre CAIZERGUES Luderitz NAM Nov 2009 Women NOR Tuva JANSEN Leucate, FRA May 2003 33.23 kts FRA Charlotte CORSORTI Leucate, FRA Apr 2004 Charlotte CORSORTI Leucate, FRA Apr 2005 Aurelia HERPIN Walvis Bay, NAM Oct 2005 RSA Sjoukje BREDENKAMP Walvis Bay, NAM Oct 2006 Sjoukje BREDENKAMP Luderitz, NAM Oct 2007 Sjoukje BREDENKAMP Luderitz, NAM Sep 2008 Men ALG Malik BOUCHANAFA Leucate, FRA May 2003 38.28 kts