The Kittiwake design of footy has become something of a standard in the footy world to my immense joy. At the beginning of October K2 number 400 was part of a three kit fleet which went to the Czech Republic and they have become some of the first (if not the first) footys to be registered in that country. I hope you enjoy them and the fun racing they will give you and your friends Phillip.
In August three kits went to Osaka, Japan too, I think they were the first K2’s to arrive there too. I should make an up to date list of countries where Kittiwakes create their little wakes, just for fun.
People who are unfamilier with the name have asked me what a Kittiwake is. Well from Wikipedia…
The kittiwakes are two closely related seabird species in the gull family Laridae, the Black-legged Kittiwake (R. tridactyla) and the Red-legged Kittiwake (R. brevirostris). The “Black-legged” and “Red-legged” are used to distinguish the two species in North America, but in Europe, where R. brevirostris is not found, the Black-legged Kittiwake is often known simply as Kittiwake. Interesting huh 🙂
So now we are looking forward to racing through the 400’s and celebrating the sale of Kittiwake K2 number 500! In the meantime we are going to do something I will call ‘K2: Ten Specials’, every tenth kit starting with KW2:410 will be a little bit different in having coloured sails or a mix of colours instead of the standard kit white sails. These specials will be listed on the ‘Specials’ page http://www.scalesailing.com/specials.htm at our web site. As each ‘K2: Ten Special’ kit is produced I will list it there. If no one pre-orders it at that stage it will simply go out to the next customer in the usual numerical order. These will sell for the normal price. First come first serve of course and only on the numbers I list on the specials page so you can’t ask for KW2:480 until that batch is in stock and listed ok 🙂
Have fun footying…