The Scottish Power Kite Association

The SPKA has been running for a number of years providing third party Insurance for participants of Power Kite related activities. Power Kiting comes in a number of forms, Kite Buggying, KiteATB'ing, Kite Surfing, Snow Kiting, Kite Jumping and Scudding.

Important Insurance Cover Changes- October 2013 onwards

Following recent negotiations for the on-going cover of the Association and its members with our broker Perkins Slade, from the 1st October 2013 Public Liability Cover will be provided under Randall & Quilter Insurance Services policy number 220123. This number, not the previous Royal Sun Alliance Policy number should be referred to for any future instances.

Any claims arising from 1/10/13 onwards, will be under this policy. Any claim shall also be subject to a £500.00 excess for each and every claim made against property damage which will require to be covered by the individual member responsible. Competitor to competitor cover is excluded for any member taking part in competitions.

SPKA Membership

Full membership is £28, Family membership is £60 and Junior membership is £20 (under 18 at time of membership commencement/renewal).

The SPKA is able to offer the facility to join online. You can pay by credit card, debit card or paypal. So join Here!

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Kite Buggy Race Series Dates Season 2013-14

Following the AGM on Saturday 21st September 2013 the following dates were agreed for the new seasons racing calendar.

  • 26/27-10-13  Sands of Luce, Sandhead
  • 7/8-12-13 West Sands, St. Andrews
  • 4/5-1-14 West Sands, St. Andrews
  • 22/23-2-14 West Sands, St. Andrews
  • 22/23-3-14 West Sands, St. Andrews
  • 5/6-4-14 Beach front, Fraserburgh

In the event that a minimum of 10 races are not achieved over the six main dates listed, then a reserve date of 17/18-5-14 West Sands, St. Andrews will be used to close the series. Once 10 races have been recorded, the reseve date will no longer be required.

Kite Buggy European Championships September 2013 Report

This year the championships were held on Borkum Island off the coast of Germany from the 10th to the 14th September 2013. The weather was not very kind to the event as only two days, with a total of 5 races were achieved. Congratulations to this years Champion Malte Lutz from Germany, and to the runner ups, David Van Boven of Belgium in second place and Stephen Schapman of France in third place. Top Scottishpilot was our own Champion Stuart McGougan in 34th place followed by the rest of team Scotland and little further down.

The Association thanks all our team members, Pete Buchan, Stuart McGougan, Stuart Mackay, Stephen Pirie and captain Bob Mitchell for their hearty performance in what were reported as extremely challenging conditions.

Full results are available at the event website.



This year the SPKA Annual Buggy Race Series was sponsored by

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Comment on the SPKA

If you would like to comment or suggest something relating to any aspect of Power Kiting in Scotland or the SPKA please do not hesitate to contact the committee via the contacts page. Or simply e-mail us Here.