Solent Kite Flyers

Contact The Secretary Mike Lowe :
Tel: 02380 770788 Email: secretary@solentkiteflyers.co.uk
44 Bellemoor Road Shirley Southampton Hants SO15 7QU

About The Club

Origins

Solent Kite Flyers was formed in 1994 to provide a club for kite flyers in Southern Hampshire, the name reflecting that most members at the time lived within a few miles of The Solent, the name given to the stretch of sea that separates the Isle Of Wight from the mainland.

Logo

The SKF logo also reflects the connection with the Solent, it is created by overlaying a delta shaped kite over the Solent area and modifying it slightly, as you can see in images below.

Map of The SolentSFK Logo

Club Flying Days

Flying days are held on most Saturdays and Sundays of each month, weather and wind dependant.

The Saturday gatherings are at Stoney Cross Common.

The Sunday gatherings are at Stokes Bay.

Although not official club flying days, the Bournemouth-based members can usually be found flying at Hengistbury Head most weekends and British Summer Time evenings, when conditions are good. We usually fly in the designated kite flying area, where the grass is kept shorter.

Use the Contact Us page if you want to arrange to meet with us at one of these gatherings.

Festivals and Events

SKF kite workshop

SKF are involved in a number of the major kite festivals, including the Portsmouth Kite Festival, and other annual and one off events.

We also attend a few fairs and schools to soley run our kite workshop.

See the Club Diary for details.

Kites

Idol Fish

SKF Idol Fish

The club have purchased 3 Idol fish designed by Robert Van Weers, to reflect our connections with the sea. These fish had their first public showing at the 2006 Portsmouth Kite Festival.

Wind Sock

SKF Wind Sock

We also have a club windsock that makes regular appearances.

Joining the Club

Membership details can be found here.