Portsmouth, 7th-8th August 2021.
We made a special effort with the banners on Saturday morning, knowing that they would probably be too loud in the high wind.
Jake decided to fly the smaller parafoil. Ashley helped with the launch building the cells at the edge of the window.
Jake did not last very long.
It does not take long to remember our friend.
Jake flew this kite from the bridle at Washington Tyne and Wear in 1991 alongside Jørgen as illustrated in Wolfgang Schimmelpfennig's book Phantastische Drachenwelt 1991/2.
Setting up and launching the Double Malay stack was a challenge in the high wind. There were only a few broken spars. This was the first time that we used top end anchors while preparing the sails for launch in the upright position.Video of launch, flying and landing for repair.
Thanks to Frances Anderson and Maggie Walker for video clips and Maggie Walker for preparation images.
The top end pre-launch anchor lines can be seen here.
It was a dark sky at times at Portsmouth.
The team of eight flew from soon after 8:30am on Saturday morning.
The start on Sunday was a bit later.
Thanks to Camilla Hey for these images.
Thanks to Lex Kraaijeveld for these images.
Well caught by Lex.
Site Updated August 2021 Felix Mottram