We’ve been teaming up with the amazing crew at Access Adventures for the last 8 years to offer up an adaptive kite skills camp, and after missing last year due to Covid it was great to welcome the team back to Poole for another great weekend!
A good friend of ours and long term helper at Access Adventures, Sean Rose (Paralympian, XGames medallist & World Champion Water-skier to name a few of his accolades) came down a day earlier to get a sneaky session in first along with Alan Grace before the group arrived on Saturday. (Come on Jane – your turn next!)
With a couple of new adapted sit-ski style boards to try out, Sean and Alan embraced a light wind session, getting a good few runs in – with a bit of kite looping to help along the way!
Our new centre on the seafront along Shore Road allowed us to get straight out into the deep water of Poole Bay with plenty of space, a team of 3 instructors and using the rib and jet ski for Safety cover and the occasional taxi back upwind we had a cracking session.
With a slightly rainy & marginal forecast on the horizon for Saturday morning we held out hope for a bit of breeze in the afternoon that came through beautifully for our 7 eager participants.
All complete beginners to kite flying a lighter breeze allowed them to build their confidence on the kites without getting overpowered.
With the group progressing nicely on the power kites, they were able to then apply those skills to the buggy. The buggy has an adapted handle for steering, rather than standard foot steering, along with all-terrain tyres allowing the group to gain a bit of speed through the park whilst maintaining stability!
For those of you that have caught the kitesurfing bug, give us a call to find out more about adaptive kite lessons we can provide in Poole.
Access Adventures then offer a week long kite skills camp in Greece and many other adaptive sports and activities throughout the UK.
A big thanks to Access Adventures for allowing us to help out with this great activity day, to British Kitesports Association for supporting a great initiative and to 514 Elemental Kitesports for providing some of the kit.