KAPiXX - Ideas for a future KAP gathering - add your voice!

All KAPers:
KAPiCA 2016 - Pacific Grove


A few KAPers have expressed interest in a future KAP gathering in the coming months. If you are interested please provide input via the brief poll below. No name for the event is set. Just using KAPiXX

Brief poll for KAPiXX input and get a few ideas flowing. Please reply to each question below. I will post the same questions / poll on the WhatsApp group from KAPiCA 2016, French KAP site and on the flickr KAP group.

Timing (year):
a) 2019 - this year
b) 2020
Timing (Quarter)
a) 1st Q (winter in northern hemisphere)
b) 2nd Q
c) 3rd Q (summer in northern hemisphere)
d) 4th Q

Locations:
a) US West (mix - Pacific Coast, Canyons area, Rockies)
b) US East (mix - Atlantic Coast, Urban mix (Wash DC, Philly, NYC))
c) Europe (mix - France - tied to a kite or other festival)
d) Europe (mix Iceland, Ireland and Scotland)
e) South Africa - Cape Town - other
f) Mid East (mix of Israel, Jordan and Egypt)
g) Other - add your own ideas

Housing:
a) large airbnb home to save $ and add interaction time after flying time
b) individual hotels
c) other

Content:
a) fly and KAP near 90% of the time (similar to KAPiCA 2016) 10% planned events (no flying or KAPing)
b) fly and KAP near 75% of time and 25% planned event / presentations / lectures
c) limited flying and KAPing 25% and major focus on events / presentations / lectures 75%
d) Other

WW

KAPiCA 2016 - Pacific Grove

Comments

  • Hi!

    This is a great idea :-)

    I'd say ... a) - c) or d) - c) or d) - a) - a) or b)

  • I think having a KAPi in Fano in June during the Fano kite meeting in Denmark would be great, lots of airBnB, lots of wind, kiters, kapers, a few of us are already attending this great event : wolfgangbieck, ralfbeutnagel, jim day, robert brasington and many others... we will be there too .... and the beer is good !



  • I like the idea of Fanoe, Pierre, but how exactly do you get to there? It looks closer to Hamburg than Copenhagen!
  • Dave, you either fly to Copenhague or Hamburg it is then a 2h30 drive to the coast and a 15 minutes ferry crossing to Fano. We rent a small comfortable Air BnB for 75 Euros a night. Here is a view of the beach.
  • What are the dates for Fano in June (assume 2019)?

    WW
  • See preliminary results from the KAPiXX poll. Will leave the poll open for a couple more weeks.

    KAPiXX Planning - Poll

    WW
  • Jim - Fanø is 20-23 June this year. I'm investigating the cost (and time) it would take to get me there. I don't think I can make the French get-together 'Comme un Nuage' at Notre Dame de Monts in August.
  • Thanks for the update.
  • My passport has recently expired, with the amount of political uncertainty within the United Kingdom surrounding leaving the European Union - I'm not planning on travelling outside of Great Britain in 2019 or renewing my passport (until late 2019).

    a) 2019 - Great Britain (England, Wales, Scotland) only.
    b) 2020
    Timing (Quarter)
    b) 2nd Q
    c) 3rd Q
    my preference Is March - May & September - mid November, avoiding peak holiday times, easier for arranging time off work and a little cheaper.

    Locations:
    c) Europe (mix - France - tied to a kite or other festival)
    d) Europe (mix Iceland, Ireland and Scotland)

    Housing:
    a) large airbnb home to save $ and add interaction time after flying time

    Content:
    a) fly and KAP near 90% of the time (similar to KAPiCA 2016) 10% planned events (no flying or KAPing)
    b) fly and KAP near 75% of time and 25% planned event / presentations / lectures
  • The Kite Meeting in Fano this year was an other wonderfull experience, the weather was ideal, the wind was gentle, the food was good, the BBQ was fun, the beer was fresh, the friendship was great... a fantastic get together of kiters with a few KAPers who all expressed that the idea of a next KAPi in Fano in 2020 would be ideal.

    Wolfgang Bieck just opened a Facebook page for the next 2020 KAPiFANO which will take place June 18-21 during the International Kite Flyers meeting but which should be extended between June 14 and 24...

    2020 KAPiFano is now a GO, we have time to plan, the idea is to gather KAPers during the largest Kite event in the world in a great location with fantastic KAP opportunities. (90% KAP and kite flying !)

    Lodging is simple and rather cheap, you can rent a 2 or 3 bedroom cottage for roughly 100 Euros per day (Air BnB)
    Cheaper options are available on some camping grounds with accomodation starting at 20 Euros per day per couple.
    Traveling to Fano is simple it is either via Hambourg or Copenhague then with a rental car it takes roughly 3 hours. I tried both options I prefer via Hambourg (no speed limit on german highways… and a stop at Metropolis Drachen, right before the Danish border, is fun ! Metropolis Drachen is the largest kite store in Europe, not to mention you can do your grocery shopping right before crossing the Danish border at some very affordable prices !)

    Some infos and online ressources :
    The official Kite Flyer meeting web site
    The KAPiFanø Facebook page
    2019 meeting in video
    A nice video presentation of Fano
    More info by the Danish tourism authorities
    A camping ground close to the beach
    More Images on my Flickr page




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