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Let’s go fly a kite

On Good Friday, April 14, Artemis Racing got into the spirit and tradition of Bermuda kite flying.

Thanks to Garn Fubler, Artemis Racing received a kite of their own to fly on Good Friday.

Fubler is a skilled kite-maker who as a young boy in Hamilton Parish was taught the craft of making traditional Bermuda kites along with his brothers.

“I love making kites of all sizes for family, friends and clients and when I was invited to make a kite for Team Artemis I felt honoured — the colours of the Swedish flag possess that desired stained-glass look,” Fubler said.

This was all made possible by an anonymous donor who came forward to commission Fubler to create the kite incorporating the Swedish colours.

Fubler had the opportunity to present the kite to Iain Percy, the Artemis Racing team manager. Percy was delighted to receive the special gift.

“Having Artemis Racing and all the other America's Cup teams on our island is shifting how we see the sport of sailing, our island and our waters,” Fubler said. “We thank them all for their many contributions to Bermuda. Gifting this traditional Bermuda kite is a pleasure and I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to make it.”

Fubler's Bermudian hospitality and generosity is one reason why Bermuda is the proud host of the 35th America's Cup.

Mrs Hofheins, launches the smallest kite of the day at the Good Friday celebration at the Horseshoe Bay Beach (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published May 12, 2017 at 10:31 am (Updated May 12, 2017 at 10:31 am)

Let’s go fly a kite

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