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Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Postby Toby » Sat May 09, 2020 9:08 am

Just keep an eye on Austria and Germany and you will see what comes next in your country after a while.
Things will peak and then get better.

Luckily summer is still ahead and best session are still to come.
Missing 4 cold sessions is nothing, look forward to the warm sessions soon.

Remember, it can always be worse...

Stay strong guys !

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Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Postby btp100 » Sat May 09, 2020 1:27 pm

alunj wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 7:02 am
In the U.K. we have been told to stay off the sea / lakes for our exercise .
Mainly the narrative here is you may need to be rescued / hospitalised due to accident etc .
There is also a narrative that if you Are out you may touch something and infect a key worker . Summarised as if you leave the house for more than essentials you are murdering nurses !
They have done such a good job of terrifying a portion of the population that they will happily confront anyone or report them and in addition the majority is now campaigning to extended the restrictions until there is zero risk .
So the answer of when we can kite again in the U.K. is very hard to know. We have also; in my area ; had one of the longest wind droughts I can remember . Since this started I reckon there have been no more than 3 or 4 kiteable days !
Well, it's been *recommended* that we don't use the sea in the UK (albeit by the RNLA and BKSA), but there's no law against it. I did however get looked at by one lady like I'd just beaten up a nurse on one of the two days I was able to get out in the last month. I smiled and said hello. On the second day, some bloke out walking with his family looked at my board and called me a lucky git.

There's some small whiff of wind next week, and I'm choosing to defy the COVID health and safety zealots again by doing some socially isolating exercise...

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Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Postby Si_B » Sat May 09, 2020 1:35 pm

If you are going kiting when restrictions put in place advise you not to, why bother telling people? Are you just trying to piss people off who are following guidelines which have been put in place to protect others.

I’m glad you have not been affected by the current situation, but why not just get on with it.

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Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Postby btp100 » Sat May 09, 2020 1:55 pm

Because as I say, there are no restrictions (except maybe on travel distance). People can't make informed decisions based on misinformation.

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Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Postby Si_B » Sat May 09, 2020 1:58 pm

What misinformation?

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Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Postby btp100 » Sat May 09, 2020 3:01 pm

Si_B wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 1:58 pm
What misinformation?
Some folk have said that there are restrictions in place...

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Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Postby andylc » Sat May 09, 2020 3:25 pm

If you’re in the UK then please don’t try and pretend you’re not breaking any rules if you’re going kitesurfing. Rules on exercise are quite clear. If you’re choosing to be a dick at least don’t brag about it on here.

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Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Postby BWD » Sat May 09, 2020 3:34 pm

And remember in the UK you have no real rights, you are mere subjects whose (mis)management has been delegated to bureaucrats and politicians!
So if that old lady looks at ya funny on the beach, into the tower!

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Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Postby btp100 » Sat May 09, 2020 3:38 pm

What are you saying are the rules....that you can only walk, run or cycle? It's not true.

Like I said, misinformation.

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Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

Postby andylc » Sat May 09, 2020 5:06 pm

RNLI and Coastguard are pretty clear, they are asking people not to participate in watersports.


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