The Suffolk Kite Flyers Club was established in 1993 by a small band of kite enthusiasts and currently have over 200 members interested in all aspects of kiting. We hold regular flying meetings, workshops, talks, publish a newsletter and participate in displays at local events and staged what was a fantastic Kite Festival for 13 years at Rougham Airfield near Bury St Edmunds. Third party club insurance covers all members at club events, with flying meetings held at Rougham Airfield most Sundays, also Needham Lake and Barking Tye are two other venues where we hold regular flying meetings. Members also benefit from up to 10% discount at Kiteworld
Suffolk Kite Flyers will be celebrating its 20th birthday this year so we thought that requires some celebrations!
This weekend will be based on the legendary open weekenders that we run throughout the summer but bigger, better and whole lot more fun!
We are please to announce that the 2nd round of the BKSA Freestyle Championships will be held at the weekend which will bring the top Freestyle Power Kiters from the UK and all over Europe to Rougham Airfield!
We are also going to be having live music on the Saturday evening along with some fantastic pyrotechnics to really celebrate our 20th Birthday! (TBC)
A bar and marquee will be onsite all weekend for liquid refreshments. We will also be doing a big pot of Chilli or similar in the evenings and will have a BBQ lit for anyone to use (bring your own food!).
This is going to be a great weekend for all of the family and we welcome everyone to come along and celebrate with us.
Camping only - £10 each
Camping with flying - £15 each
Camping (family) - £20 (2 x adults, 3 x kids)
SKF members get a 50% discount - Join here www.skfc.co.uk/join
We will offer competitors that have entered a Camping only charge of £10 for the weekend, if they turn up with family it will be the normal charge of £20
Camping will be from Friday to Sunday.
BKSA Competiton Entry - http://www.britishkitesurfingassociation.co.uk/events/suffolk-freestyle-...
Any traction kiters are required wear a helmet at all times
All kite flyers are required to have 3rd party liability insurance (http://www.skfc.co.uk/Kite-Flying-Insurance)
Suffolk Kite Flyers Club or its Committee members accepts no responsibilty for all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability and the consequences thereof, as well as those now disclosed and known to exist. The provisions of any state, federal, local or territorial law or state providing substance that releases shall not extend to claims, demands, injuries, or damages which are known or unsuspected to exist at this time, to the person executing such release, are hereby expressly waived.
SKF XMAS GATHERING !
(copy of Moz's note on forum: http://www.skfc.co.uk/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1244&hilit=23%2A+feb%2A)
I have secured a venue at no cost to club for a Xmas gathering .
The venue - Bennett Arms public house , new road , Rougham
Date -Feb 23rd
Time-7pm til close
Sean the landlord has kindly let us have use of one end of the pub for the night at no cost and will also allow us to bring our own nibbles or buffet if we wish ..obviously he would us to but his drink lol ....
So who's up for it ?
Nibbles or buffet ? If buffet who want to help me prepare some stuff sandwiches and suchlike ...
This is the first social gathering since the club decided to pull together so let's do just that ....all disciplines and ages come a mingle and talk and eat and drink ...this will kick off the years events ..
Look forward to seeing young and not so young ..
1 New Road
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Dear SKF member,
Previously at the AGM (29th July 2012) and more recently at the club's EGM (16th Dec 2012 ) it was agreed that the committee should consider the cost and effectiveness offered via the club Personal Liability Insurance (see extract below).
The committee met last Sunday (6th Jan 2013) and it was agreed that:
1. many members have their own insurance to cover them when flying at non-club events,
2. there is a need to reduce the club's expenditure
Thus PLI will be removed from the club's insurance policy and it will become a requirement from ***1st March*** that all members must hold their own liability insurance. Obviously taking out your own insurance will provide you with better protection e.g. when flying at non-SKF events, such as at your local field or beach.
Many organisations offer PLI, including some household insurance policies. The club has provided known kite related organisations that provide PLI on our website:
http://www.skfc.co.uk/Kite-Flying-Insurance for your information.
As a club we are also looking at affiliating to a National Body, there are two options but currently neither are ideal:
- BKFA - Cover all aspects of kiting, but not currently recognised as such e.g. by the Sports Council. Without affiliation individuals cannot obtain insurance via BKFA.
- BKSA - Currently only cover power kiting but recognised by the Sports Council. Hence only Power Kiters can insure via BKSA.
We will advise as things progress.
If you would like further assistance with insurance, have any questions or issues please contact the SKF Secretary in the first instance (firstname.lastname@example.org). Likewise if you have views on affiliation please let us know.
Hope to catch up with you flying soon.
SKF Secretary on behalf of the SKF Committee.
PS If you believe you have received this email in error please advise by reply, thank you.
It was suggested that the club’s insurance be cancelled and members have to provide their own insurance along with non-members signing a waiver if they want to come and have a try.
5. Equipment/Personal Insurance
a. Need to reduce club expenditure, current 3rd party liability is limited to SKF meets thus several members have their own insurance too.
b. Proposal is for individuals to take out personal insurance, plus SKF insures contents
i. Phasing needs agreeing and final discussions with members (although it was noted that all were invited to the EGM)
ii. Details to be discussed at next Committee mtg
iii. Consideration of various insurance options including BKFA, BKSA, SPKA, MKF
1. Single, family, junior, all disciplines, newbie temp cover?
By being a member of Suffolk Kite Flyers individuals are covered by the club's Public Liability Insurance whilst flying are at SKF organised events. However, Suffolk Kite Flyers recommend that all members purchase 3rd party liabilty insurance to cover themselves if flying at non-club events.
The following information was brought together by Hank to assist in finding personal insurance specifically tailored for kite flyers (other insurance which you may already hold, such as household policies, may provide sufficient cover). SKF are not making recommendations as to which supplier is the most appropriate for your particular circumstances. If anyone has any more infomation on any other organisations that cover individual kite flyers then please let us know.
British Kite Sports Association (Formally British Kite Surfing Association)
On April 16th 2010 the British Kitesurfing Assoiation(BKSA) were granted as the National Governing Body (NGB) for Kitesurfing by Sport England, Sport Scotland, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland. The BKSA has done and continues to do alot within kite flying to keep access open to beaches and flying spots around the UK. They also run a National freestyle power kite competition which gains good press coverage and attracts attention of the public which highlights the sport in positive light.
Here are a few features of joining the BKSA:-
Sports covered: Kite Surfing, Power Kiting, Kite Buggying, Land Kite Boarding, Kite Skiing, Snow Kite Boarding and Kite Cats.
£5 Million 3rd Party Liability Insurance
Personal Accident cover
Worldwide cover with exceptions
Access to grants if club was to affliate
Individual - £36
Junior - £26
Student - £31
Family - £95
Scottish Power Kite Association
The SPKA has been running for a number of years providing third party Insurance for participants of Power Kite related activities. Power Kiting comes in a number of forms, Kite Buggying, KiteATB'ing, Kite Surfing, Snow Kiting, Kite Jumping and Scudding.
Here are a few features of joining the SPKA:-
Sports covered: Kite Buggying, KiteATB'ing, Kite Surfing, Snow Kiting, Kite Jumping and Scudding.
£5 Million 3rd Party Liability Insurance
Organised race weekends based in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Individual - £28
Junior - £20
Family - £60
Midlands Kite Fliers
All members of The Midlands Kite Fliers are covered by a Public Liability Insurance to fly kites anywhere in the world for pleasure - including all MKF fly-ins and events and at other kite group fly-ins and kite festivals.
Here are a few features of joining the MKF:-
Sports covered: Single, dual and quad (rev) style kites. Traction kiting is not covered.
£5 Million 3rd Party Liability Insurance
Up to date information with quarterly issues of The MKF News - our club newsletter.
Free admission to all MKF events.
Preferential arrangements/reduced/free entry to many other National Festivals and events.
Individual - £12
Family - £13