La Ronde des Vents is a kite festival which takes place during the pentecost weekend on the wide beaches (at low tide) of Bray-Dunes in the north of France. Every year we are invited to participate in the festival and to compete in the dual line freestyle competition.
We arrived on friday, checked in, had a bbq at the campsite and a nice evening flying session at the beach. Always a joy to high-five with old buddies and to meet new friends.
Saturday began with really nice wind and the sun was peaking through the clouds. The sun never fully came out, but the wind remained perfect. We had a very nice day with loads of flying and we watched the STACK competition in between the sessions.
Another very good evening session with night flying in the main arena after pizza and burgers for diner. We flew until we couldn’t see the kites anymore.
Sunday turned out to be just that: a SUNday. The dualline freestyle competition (tricksparty format) started with the Imposed Tricks and Freestyle routine in the morning. After lunch we watched Yannick Kuijpers fly his Rev in the Hobbykite Cup: a four line kite mystery ballet competetion.
The Ballet Routines started 15:00 and the wind was getting stronger throughout the afternoon. It went from light standard kites to venteds (with one nutcase flying a SUL ;)).
We stayed at the beach until the final results were announced. The top 3 of France was: 1. Julien, 2. Christian, 3. David. The overall top 3 was: 1. Wouter, 2. Carlo, 3. Lars. You can find the complete ranking here. Yannick placed 2nd in the Hobbykite Cup. Wel done!
After packing and checking out on monday morning we had a small session at the beach and headed back home around 13:00 just before a small rain shower`. See you next year!