Caithness.org is pleased to promote
this new and rapidly expanding activity in Caithness. From the
gentle run along the beach using the power generated by various sizes and
types of kite this sport can at times using bigger kites generate all of
the thrills and excitement of some extreme sports. Like many
activities it needs to be approached with safety in mind and that is why
we are delighted to announce another series of courses At Dunnet in April
2003. Here are some preliminary dates for some buggy courses at
Dunnet over Easter. If you are interested or just curious come along
and take a look. Last years course were very popular so to ensure a
place you need to book. Further courses may be arranged in the
Kite Buggy Course
St Andrews, Troon - All Year.
For more details contact
Easter and Summer Courses At Dunnet.
2003 Courses In Caithness
Monday 7th April - Tuesday 8th April
Wednesday 9th April - Thursday 10th April
Friday 11th April - Saturday 12th April - Sunday 13th April
There will be 4 spaces on each day
for the Powerkite/Buggy Course and 2 spaces per day for the new
advanced/freestyle buggy course.
The Powerkite/Buggy course
usually runs 10am - 3pm.
This course covers safety, site
assessments, Kite skills and Basic buggy skills. It covers everything you
need to get into this exciting sport or if you decide it isn`t for you you
will have had a good day at the beach trying something completely
The cost for this course is £60 per
person which includes a 10% discount for Windthings
The Advanced Buggy Course
is aimed at people who have got to a good basic level in the buggy or
completed a buggy course.
The course covers coping with
larger kites/more power and freestyle tricks like power slides, 2 wheels,
reverse and spins. You should be competent with turns,
upwind/downwind and travelling at speed.
Your skills will be assessed at the
start and the course will be tailored to suit your needs. As this is
a brand new course from the British Buggy Club the cost is still under
discussion. You will receive a 10% discount voucher upon
completion of this course.
We will also be using new equipment
this season including 2 complete sets of the fantastic new kite the BULLET
is the Kite Buggy instructor for Windthings in Edinburgh
and is one of the few Kite Buggy Instructors in the UK to be qualified
for the Advanced Buggy Course.
All Course Candidates will be Insured by the
British Buggy Club
Other Kite Places
Kite Buggies On Ice
Kit Kat Ice
Did not make the pole this time but check out
BBC video (Realvideo).
Masses of Kite Links here.
Predictions From UK Admiralty
Wide Open Long Sandy Beach
With low gradient, smooth firm sand
Dunnet Beach From The Air
Loadsabuggy Pics From Dunnet At Kite Power
More Dunnet Beach buggy pics from last year
as Grant gives the web site a spring clean.
1 March 03
Kite Experts Lining Up For April Kite Week In Caithhness
Monday 7 April - Sunday 13 April 03
Kite Buggy courses set up for April will be further enhanced by the
spectacle of some of the top guys in the sport arriving in the county.
Take a look at the photographs to see some of what these guys can do with
kites.. They will be doing it on Dunnet Beach - a wide open
expanse of sand on the Caithness coast and made famous in the days of Sand
Yachting. More than just buggies these guys have other areas of
expertise and you can expect to see some difficult moves being performed
and highly acrobatic as they take to the air.
Grant Golding an advanced instructor who will be running the courses has
some able help in these stunt performers making the trip for the week. Stuart is the Managing Director of
Adam and Matty from UK
20 July 03
Part 3 - Kite Mountain Boarding
The same principals as buggying but with a mountain board, at the
extreme end of the sport huge hangtime beyond that of skate boarding, bmx
riding and snowboarding means tricks like board off`s can be done, your
imagination and nerve is the only boundry.
The course is ran in the same format as the buggy course but uses the
mountain board, we can also offer advanced coaching sessions for advanced
riders from Mark Somerville seen above.
18 July 03
Try something different!
Part 2 - Kitebuggying
using mother natures natural forces to cruise down the beach, no noise and
no fumes. Kite buggying is fast becoming one of the most popular beach
The sport can be as sedate or as extreme as you wish from gentle runs down
the beach to extreme freestyle fun (Balancing on two wheels, reversing,
high speed slides and spins) Age is not a problem, Kite Power Scotland has
taught people from the ages of 16 - 72!
The Powerkite/Buggy course
Basic Buggy Course – Includes safety, power kite skills, buggy skills and
finishes with a blast down the beach!
This course usually runs 10am – 3pm with a break for lunch. (Times may
vary due to tides)
The course is aimed at people who have little
or no buggy experience, or kite experience. “A good fun day at the
beach” The Course covers safety, site assessments, emergency
procedures, kite skills and buggy skills . Course numbers - 4 people
more can accommodated with notice.
Cost £65 please book through firstname.lastname@example.org or
www.kitepowerscotland.fsnet.co.uk or 07815 599 719
15 July 03
Try something different!
Part 1 - Kitesurfing.
wakeboarding, paragliding and kite flying all rolled into the most
radical, extreme 3D water sport.
Kite surfing (a.k.a. kiteboarding and flysurfing) is the most extreme new
water sport. windsurfers, wakeboarders, surfers, paragliders and power
kite flyers are all buzzing with excitement as the most dynamic
convergence of these disciplines. Discovered by the French, popularised by
the Hawaiians, kitesurfing is now going big in Scotland.
Kite Surf Taster Day 1 day introduction to kitesurfing @ £85.00 per person
Seen kitesurfing but not 100% sure its for you yet? Maybe you have a
friend or relative who'd appreciate a taster day as a gift? This gives you
an introduction to the sport with a brief overview of the equipment used
and lots of hands on kite flying time using two line water re-launchable
kites and introducing the use of the board with a view to giving you your
first sensation of kitesurfing. Nb It should be noted that the Taster Day
is intended only to give you the experience of kitesurfing and is not
intended to replace the full IKO course syllabus.
For more info or details on the full IKO 3
day course go to
Spaces are limited so book soon to avoid
Book via the above address or contact Craig on
or call on 07813 921 843.
Courses 21 - 28 July 03
Details and booking now available
Summer Kite Buggy Courses
full windthings team are due up with the windthings traction school
offering courses in Kitesurfing, Buggying, Basic powerkite flying,
Advanced Buggying, Advanced Kitesurfing and Advanced Mountain Boarding.
Courses in Caithness Are held at Easter and Summer
For more info and booking go to
www.kitepowerscotland.fsnet.co.uk Kite surf details at.....
The buggy course is £65.
21 April 03
Kite Days At Dunnet On Windthings
The Windthings web site is featuring
Caithness as a place to come to get great kiting conditions following a
highly successful and enjoyable few days. The guys will be back in
the summertime with more courses and the latest kites. If you are
interested in courses then just keep checking from time to time. In
the central belt of Scotland Grant Golding runs a variety of levels of
courses at beaches and details can be found via
13 April 03
Kite Buggy-Surf-Board Days At Dunnet
Some of the top kite people have not gone home but lessons are continuing
over the next few days at Dunnet and plans are already underway for a week
in the summertime. Just keep checking for details....
13 April 03
Summer 2003 Courses Information
There will a week in 2003 - dates to be decided
Want To be emailed about Summer Courses at Dunnet then contact Instructor
Grant Golding email@example.com
Mountain Board With Kites Course
There are still spaces available for Kite Buggy courses and new spaces for
the kite Mountain Board Course which is a new course similar to the buggy
course but using mountain boards, this course will be ran on Sat 12th
April by Stuart Potter of Windthings.
The Mountain Board Course deals with Kite control then Basic Board skills
etc. The course is £60 per person.
E mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to book either the buggy course or the mountain board course.
Grant will be arriving on Tuesday and will be joined by Stuart (managing
director of Windthings) on Friday.
We will have 2 complete sets of the new Bullet by Flexifoil for people to
try and when Stuart arrives there will be the Storm 2 by Flexifoil plus
We are looking at making this a twice yearly event at Easter and in
Summer, and hoping it will eventually culminate in residential courses