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#1 Felix Mottram

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 07:22 AM

Gérard is 'OK' for a Revolution event at Berck in 2011. It will be the 25th event in the series. He cannot take charge of 100 persons but is open to discussions.

I think that we should define the arena size in accordance with the WSIKF one last week.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:34 PM

Seems to me our WSIKF field was just under 300'x300'... In an ideal world, we would have 400'x400'.

Can't wait to hear more as it all develops. :)

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:48 PM

Seems to me our WSIKF field was just under 300'x300'... In an ideal world, we would have 400'x400'.

Can't wait to hear more as it all develops. :)


I think that high tide would be the limitation at Berck and that 300ft would be the maximum available. I will check with Gérard.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:55 PM

Seems to me the Berck main arena was around 150x150 feet, maybe as much as 200x200. I know at high tide that there is less then 100feet left because I remember Ray Bethel wrapping his kites around the flag poles on the sea side of the arena when he was flying outside the arena on the seaside.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:57 AM

Seems to me the Berck main arena was around 150x150 feet, maybe as much as 200x200. I know at high tide that there is less then 100feet left because I remember Ray Bethel wrapping his kites around the flag poles on the sea side of the arena when he was flying outside the arena on the seaside.


Hi John,

I thought that 100 meters was the STACK field size. 100 meters is a bit over 300 feet so we should be good subject to determining the location and negotiating a 'local' PA system.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:06 PM

From my experience at the 2006 World Sport Kite Championships, I think 100m is right on the money for what we can expect...

High tide overlaps the water side boundary by a few feet, but that's it, and only during high tide... Low tide leaves TONS of room.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:18 PM

Sorry Felix, I am still confused with the inch/ feet system. Give me the metric system anytime because the other drives me crazy.

The Berck arena was a bit larger then a ISK team standard of 110x110 meters which the ISK quotes as being 360x360 feet. So, I would restate that as 150x150 meter and possibly as much as 200x200 meters. If Ray was flying 40 meter (130 feet roughly) lines, that would put the beach depth for that particular high tide at no more then 240 meters(roughly 780 feet) considering a 200x200 meter arena. Now for a 150x150 meter field that would reduce down to about 190 meters(roughly 620 feet).
Did I get that right now?

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:22 PM

<snip>
Did I get that right now?


Hi John,

I think that there would be enough space <grins>

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 02:11 AM

Seems to me our WSIKF field was just under 300'x300'... In an ideal world, we would have 400'x400'.

Can't wait to hear more as it all develops. :)


I have been in contact with Gérard again as enquiries about accommodation seemed to suggest that Berck was fully booked already!

Gérard tells me that he is OK to go ahead with a Revolution event and will be able to help with reservation of accommodation.

He will provide details next weekend at Bristol.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:16 PM

<snip>

He will provide details next weekend at Bristol.

Felix


Please could anyone interested PM me, preferably with an e-mail address, for further details.

Thanks

Felix

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:28 PM

Please could anyone interested PM me, preferably with an e-mail address, for further details.

Thanks

Felix


Hi Felix
PM sent

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:44 PM

PM sent

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:53 PM

Hi Felix
PM sent


Hi Baz,

I have sent you an e-mail with attachment.

Best wishes

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:54 PM

PM sent


I had tried to e-mail you but the address failed.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 04:13 PM

will email you from home tonight

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 11:32 PM

Just found this confirming the dates for Berck next year
16th to 25th April 2011
Berck Sur Mer Kite Festival

also tried booking online some of the hotels in the e-mail attachment from Gerard but they show no vacancies !
Do I need to contact anyone to access the rooms available or is it direct contact with the Hotels
If anyone knows I would appreciate it

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 12:58 AM

Just found this confirming the dates for Berck next year
16th to 25th April 2011
Berck Sur Mer Kite Festival

also tried booking online some of the hotels in the e-mail attachment from Gerard but they show no vacancies !
Do I need to contact anyone to access the rooms available or is it direct contact with the Hotels
If anyone knows I would appreciate it


Hi Baz,

I have asked Gérard about this. The document came directly from the Tourist office, not from Gérard. I had asked the tourist office about booking for the festival period. If there are no vacancies I will ask the Tourist Office how to proceed <grins>

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:49 AM

Hi Baz,

I have asked Gérard about this. The document came directly from the Tourist office, not from Gérard. I had asked the tourist office about booking for the festival period. If there are no vacancies I will ask the Tourist Office how to proceed <grins>

Felix


has anyone else tried booking any hotels in Berck recently and if so have you had any success
Ideally i would like to be in a hotel near the beach
so i can park up and forget the car for the whole of the festival

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 04:28 AM

has anyone else tried booking any hotels in Berck recently and if so have you had any success
Ideally i would like to be in a hotel near the beach
so i can park up and forget the car for the whole of the festival


I tried a couple this morning and there was minimal availability. I have e-mailed the Tourist Office asking if they have details of bookable accommodation for the festival period 16th - 25th April 2011 in Berck.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 05:32 AM

I tried a couple this morning and there was minimal availability. I have e-mailed the Tourist Office asking if they have details of bookable accommodation for the festival period 16th - 25th April 2011 in Berck.

Felix


Here is the response from the Tourist Office. (<EDIT> It being Easter week this is hardly surprising...)

Felix

Dear Sir,

Yes I know this is difficult to book a hotel during this period.
How many days do you want to stay in Berck?
If you stay here for a week you can call the Voltaire which is in the center
and near the beach. http://levoltaire.fr/
I also recommend you a Bed and Breackfast called "La Renardière" in the
center too http://larenardiere6...sommairefr.html
Or You can rent a flat here is the list.

Yours Faithfully
Adrien Duflos

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Edited by Felix Mottram, 08 September 2010 - 05:45 AM.





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