The Original Raglan Kite Jam

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The Original Raglan Kite Jam filled the Raglan sky with up to 70 kites, as keen and competitive racers and enthusiasts embraced the inaugural event.

Organiser Matt Taggart says the Bow St Depot Refreshment Race was the highlight of the day, with the highest number of entrants, and it is sure to become an iconic event on the NZ Kiting calendar. (It involved kiting down the estuary, running 1.5km, the length of the airstrip, across the footbridge to Bow St Depot, skulling a drink, and racing back to the kites for a final upwind race on the water to the starting beach with a winning time of 24.35 mins.

“Huge thanks to our sponsors Bow St Depot, Soul Shoes, Beach-Hook, Raglan Roast, Raglan Kitesurfing, Raglan Chronicle and Ozone. A special mention to Heidi and Ash at Bow St for allowing our motley crew in, not to mention pouring more than 50 free pints of apple juice.”

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