With the kite festivals at Seal Bay, Brighton and Bognor cancelled, Portsmouth was our first and last two-day festival this year.
Weatherwise, it was a festival of two halves. Saturday was sunny with a brisk wind, which gradually increased over the day up to about 23mph. Sunday was overcast, with occasional rain or drizzle, and variable wind, from 11-30+mph.
As always in my festival blog posts, the focus is on sport kite pairs and teams. Let's do the quad teams first.
The Decorators were present with a 6-man line-up and flew their usual solid displays, whatever the wind threw at them.
It was really interesting to see four quad-line teams having very different styles of flying and interpreting music.
From quad-line teams to a quadline pair: Guido and Luca Maiocchi (M&Ms) from Italy. Excellent displays with their 'emmenthaler cheese' quads!