A championship Kite Buggy Racing competition will be held at Fraserburgh beach this weekend.
Following on from Round Four of the Scottish Kite Buggy Race Championship held at St Andrews, around 20 competitors will take part in Round Five of the contest at the two-day event to be held on Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4 in Fraserburgh.
The competition will see the top 10 participants qualify for a place at this year’s world championships.
Mark Davies, of Synergy Kitesports, said: “Competitors will arrive on Friday evening and Saturday morning to be ready to take full advantage of the large expanse of beach Fraserburgh has to offer.
“After Round Four at St Andrews last month, the competition is hotting up as everyone battles to hold on to a place in the top 10 for qualification to this year’s world championships. Racers will be hoping for a northerly wind of between eight and 30mph in order to maximise the full potential of Fraserburgh beach. The aim will be to complete as many races as possible over the two-day event with competitors keen to improve on their overall rankings.
“Low tide is at 2.22pm on Saturday and 3.29pm on Sunday, so there’s no need to be out of bed early to watch the action at Fraserburgh beach.”
Spectators should either come along to the campsite or esplanade area for around 10am or 11am on either day to find out what the plan is based on the weather, or head along to Fraserburgh beach to see the kites and a marked course.
For anyone keen to find out more about kite buggy racing, come along to see what is involved, and to speak to the SPKA about the racing in Scotland. A license test and practice race will be available for anyone wishing to gain their license prior to the start of the weekend’s racing.
Information and photo sourced from http://local.stv.tv/fraserburgh/news/29677-broch-beach-to-host-championship-kite-buggy-contest/ (permission granted)