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Kernow Kitesurf Club, 2017 AGM Minutes

19:00, Thursday 16th March 2017 at Hawkins Arms in Zelah.

Welcome and thanks for coming from Rory Jenkins, current KKC Chairman.

Area Rep Updates:

Generally, all is going well. Current beach reps gave an update.

Par and surround area has the notable detail that the current development in Carlyon Bay means a bigger area for launching and landing.

Marazion has had some problems with those on foil boards struggling to re-launch their kites and even get RNLI rescued. The RNLI has and will be repeat approached if they want kite specific training from the club or BKSA. This is to be perused at a Cornwall level and at all beaches where the beach rep’s have contact with the RNLI.

Bluff (aka Hayle) pass system and kitesurfing there is working out well. The rest of the beach up to Marazion is all working well.

Perranporth, Perran Sands, Crantock, Fistral and Watergate all working well.

Daymer Bay did have an incident with some kitesurfers, apparently from Bristol. The rep is going to approach the harbour master re the KKC paying for signage on the Hawkers side of the estuary and also re kite rescue training for the RNLI. The hope is that by working with the current authorities, there may in years to come be strong understanding so that the full 9am to 6pm kitesurfing ban in July and August can be reviewed.

Club Equipment:

We have Club Woo’s and GoPro cameras.

We need to get a tally of these, with the beach rep’s doing an inventory update, so that we can decide what (if any) additional club equipment we get.

Woo Off Prize giving

By show of hands there was a virtually autonomous view that prizes should only go to those who were not only a club member at the time of a club competition, but who are still a club member at the time of prize giving.

The figures, and prizes were organised by Angus Toby / Hoxton Special.

Combined total of all jumps in the competition period, who did the most:

  • 1st prize to Andrew Larder
  • 2nd Tim Allingham (to be confirmed by Angus)
  • 3rd Matt Dennett

Single biggest jump:

  • 1st, Matt Taylor with 12.2m
  • 2nd Andrew Larder
  • 3rd Matt Dennet

Best Cornwall Kitesurfing Video

As at the last AGM, a prize for the video shown at the AGM that got the best show of hands (or vocal noise from the crowd). Had to be Cornwall kitesurfing related and no more than 90 seconds. This year the clear winner was a great video by Angus that had most of us laughing, The prize was arranged by Loz / Lodey’s.

Accounts update:

We started the last financial year with £3069.

Over the year, we’ve had £1560 in from the BKSA. The Bluff fee to the harbour master and the cost of the Bluff passes (£187) is pretty much exactly the income from selling the Bluff passes (over 100 sold last year, raising around £700).

We end the year with £3700.00.

Subsidised Training in 2017 to 2018

Post the AGM the committee agreed to increase the amount of money spend on subsidising kitesurfing training for members.

The agreed detail is:

  • Any KKC member can get £20 off a lesson by a local BKSA approved kite school / instructor.
  • No training will be less than £25, so that there is always a contribution to the training by the KKC club member.
  • The KKC member gets this by presenting their BKSA card with the KKC as their local club, to the BKSA school / BKSA instructor, who will note the details and get the £20 from the KKC.
  • The KKC member gets this discount a max of twice in the year. Last year it was once per year.
  • An annual cap of £700 for training related spend. Once the club has paid out £700 in training in the year, the scheme will be reviewed based on available club finances.
  • Conceptually we hope that this will be spread across BKSA schools in Cornwall. But if one BKSA school or one BKSA instructor is more pro-active, that should also be encouraged.


The last year has had some great events, thanks to active effort by club members. This included a Swap Meet Up and a Winter Warmer with Santa Costumes on the beach.

The Legend of the Bay event was great and is due to repeat this year (April 1st and 2nd at Watergate).

Events planned for the next year include a pub quiz evening, further swap meets, ride your own DIY board, and the CRX race system.

Any Other Business

A word of on-going thanks to Jan for his photography of many club members. He has now had some kitesurf lessons himself.

The club sadly lost a great member and supporter of the club. Ted Moir, who was instrumental in getting kitesurfing back at the The Bluff via the Bluff Pass system, sadly lost his battle with cancer. While many never met him, the cake he got from the club at his bed on his birthday and the level of comments he received on Facebook were very much appreciated by him and his family. Many KKC members attended his memorial service. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

Election of Club Committee and Beach Representatives for the next year

The current list of club committee people was read out. An initial question was asked if anybody wanted to stand as a new Chairperson or propose a new Chairperson. Nobody did. It was then asked if anybody wanted any change to the club committee, to which there was a clear majority no. So the existing committee were asked if they were happy to stay in their positions. They all said yes, so no change there.

Same for beach officers with the exception of an extra Bluff beach representative.

The meeting was then concluded with quite a few people staying behind to continue the social meet up.

KKC 2017 AGM Agenda

Thursday 16th March 2017

7pm at Hawkins Arms, TR4 9HU.

  • The Hawkins Arms is in Zelah, just off the A30, just north of Chiverton roundabout.
  • As usual, the club pays for the drinks for the evening (provided nobody abuses this !)
    Please bring along your BKSA card with your KKC membership to get the free drinks (or we do have a list of current paid up members).
  • Minutes from last years AGM are at
  • The recent (9 Feb 2017) KKC Swap Meet was at the same Hawkins Arms. It went well with gear being swapped (including for cash). So do by all means, repeat bring any gear along that others might want.

Discussion about the next meeting is on the KKC Facebook page.

AGENDA (let us know if you have agenda suggestions)

  • Area Rep Updates (including Bluff update)
  • Event Updates, last years Swap Meet and the Santa Kitesurf & Winter Warmer.
  • General Club Updates
  • Club equipment tally. Please bring along any club gear eg The Woo’s.
  • Accounts Update
  • Woo prizes (highest jump for each area & overall highest)
  • Video prizes (best 90 second Cornwall Kitesurfing Video)
  • Legend of the Bay and North Kiteboarding demo weekend (April 1st & 2nd @ Watergate).
  • Elect the Club Admin and Officers for the next year.
  • Events planned for the next year ?
  • Any Other Business (AOB)

Rory Jenkins (current KKC Chairman)

Kernow Kitesurf Club, 2015 AGM Minutes

19:30, Thursday 19th March 2015 at The Seiners in Perranporth

Welcome and thanks for coming from Rory Jenkins, current KKC Chairman.
Apologies from: Lee Harvey.

General Club Update

The club continues to exist, with increasingly active beach rep’s around Cornwall and no reported problems with the The Bluff passes at Hayle.

We have 110 paid up members.

During the last 12 months the KKC supported a Wave event that was well attended by club and national riders.

Club Admin and Officers

By show of hands, majority vote, based on those present at the meeting, the 2015 committee and beach officer line up is:


  • Chairperson: (Rory Jenkins)
  • Treasurer:  (Lawrence Smith)
  • Child Safety Officer: (Lawrence Smith)
  • Club Secretary: (Simon Crabb)
  • Beach Safety Officer: (Matt Taylor)

Beach Representatives:

  • Par & St Austell – Denzil Williams
  • Marazion & The Bluff area – Lawrence Smith, Marke Graham & Alex Hapgood
  • Perranporth – Matt Taylor
  • Watergate – Craig Smith
  • Daymer & Hawker – Paul Frost

Accounts Update

We have £3443.00.

Locations and Bluff Pass Update

It’s all working well.

Plans for 2015

Who can jump the highest ?

We’ve voted to buy 5 club Woo tracker devices (thankyou to Lee “Pasty” for the idea).
There will be one with the beach beach rep at the main locations:

  • Par & St Austell,
  • Maza & The Bluff,
  • Perranporth
  • Watergate
  • Daymer Bay

At the next AGM the highest jump (by a KKC member) at each of the locations will get a £50 voucher for surf gear and the highest overall jump £100.

The vouchers will be valid at the 3 main shops in Cornwall that the meeting felt do the most for the KKC. Not least of all because they sell the Bluff passes for the club:

Hopefully, our KKC Facebook page will have a year of people posting their jump attempts !

Who can create the best 90 second Cornwall Kitesurfing Video?

We voted to buy 5 of the new cheap (circa £100 each) GoPro cameras.

These will again be with the beach rep’s.

At next years AGM we will show anybodies Corwall Kitesurfing video, max 90 seconds and vote on the top 5.

First prize will be £100, with 2nd to 5th getting £50 each. Again, these will be vouchers, valid at the same 3 shops (Down The Line, Lodey Sails & Westcountry Watersports).

You can also enter clips from your own GoPro or other video device.

Again, open to all KKC members & hopefully, our KKC Facebook page will have a year of people posting the videos.

Watergate Legend of the Bay

This event is back !
It’ll be this spring over the weekend of April 18th & 19th.

The format remains the same as last time one day kite, one day SUP.
Competitors can enter individual competitions or should they wish enter both. The Individuals with the highest combined scores will be crowned Legend of the Bay.

Divisions will be Open Men and Open Women. Individuals wishing to enter must be members of either BKSA or BSUPA to enter competition.

Any KKC member, by producing their BKSA card that shows they are a KKC member will get £10 off their entry fee.

Wind (&other weather) Feed for Marazion

We voted to contribute up to £300 of club funds towards a wind and other weather info station on the top of Lodey Sails, so that we can on-line see what the conditions are like down there.

KKC Holiday ?

There was the suggestion of a club organised holiday to perhaps The Canary Islands or the Scilies. The discussion suggested this could be a challenge, but perhaps one or several club members will be able to talk to a travel operator or Lee “Pasty” who organises coaching trips, to see what can be done.


If there is info on the Website ( you want (or want updated), please let Rory know (

2014 AGM Minutes

Kernow Kitesurf Club, 2014 AGM Minutes

19:30, Thursday 3rd April 2014 at Royal Standard Inn in Hayle

Welcome and thanks for coming from Rory Jenkins, current KKC Chairman.
Apologies from: Lee Harvey, Pete Stephens, Ryan & Simon Crabb

Area Rep Updates:
All is going well. Current beach reps report no problems and they are happy to carry on in their respective areas. Some conversation about increasing the number of beach reps if other people want to be a beach rep for any areas.

General Club Update
The club continues to exist, with the principle objective that that there is a single voice and point of contact for The Bluff passes at Hayle.

This is working well and can be used if other beaches need a similar singular voice in Cornwall.

The club has some hoodies and other clothing. It was agreed this would be given out to club reps so that they have a “uniform” when at spots.

During the summer, Rory Jenkins & Craig Smith are going to look at chatting to the RNLI about providing safety cover for a “down winder” from Perranporth to Watergate.

Bluff update:
This is working well from the point of the view of the club, it’s members and the harbour authority.
An increase in bluff pass visibility would be great, but all alternatives to a tag on your kite harness that you always have, have other problems.

Lawrence Smith is going to see if the main Marazion car park will take £1.00 of the parking fee on presentation of a Bluff Pass. The club will make up this £1.00 at the end of the month. This extra benefit to having a Bluff Pass will help increase the number or riders in the area having a Bluff pass.

Accounts Update:

If any club members want to organise any club events for which funding would help, they should contact the committee.

Club Admin and Officers:
All existing members of the committee were re-elected.

  • Chairperson: (Rory Jenkins)
  • Treasurer:  (Lawrence Smith)
  • Child Safety Officer: (Lawrence Smith)
  • Club Secretary: (Simon Crabb)
  • Beach Safety Officer: (Dom Moore)
  • Race Rep: (Lee Harvey)

All beach reps were re-elected and some new beach reps were elected:

  • Denzil Williams – Par & St Austell
  • Joz Donohoe – Marazion & The Bluff area
  • Mark Graham  – Bluff
  • Matt Taylor – Bluff & Perranporth
  • Watergate – Craig Smith