BKSA Annual Awards Ball 2017

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Haven Hotel

Banks Road


BH13 7QL

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******If you are purchasing multiple tickets, please contact us at hq@britishkitesports.org with the complete list of names******

Join us for a night of fun on dry land! Help us celebrate all things kite including, the 2017 national event winners and the annual UK KITEUSFING INDUSTRY AWARDS.

We will be kicking things off at 6.30pm with welcome drinks before sitting down to a 3 course dinner, prize givings and of course the UK Kitesurfing industry awards along with some comedy fundraising with the team from the Armada!

Dress code is Black Tie but of course with a kitesurf twist - who's says flip flops shouldn't been worn with a tux!

There will be live music and a DJ 'til late, so make sure you're wearing your dancing shoes too!

If you want to be seated with friends, then buy tickets in bulk and email your list of names to hq@britishkitesports.org

The menu is detailed below in FAQs. Please email any dietary requirements to hq@britishkitesports.org


Here is a list of Frequently Asked questions, have a look and if you can’t find the answer to what you are looking for, simply send us an email to hq@britishkitesports.org and providing we aren’t out riding we should get back to you pretty quickly!

What is it? The BKSA annual awards and end of season ball, a fun evening celebrating the best of British Kite sports, including UK industry awards, 3 course dinner, live band and DJ, raffle, prizes and charity fundraising.

Where is it? The Haven Hotel, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset. “Perched at the tip of the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula in Poole, Dorset and surrounded by sea and sand. With direct access to seven miles of beaches and just a couple of steps away from the Purbecks, over the Shell Bay chain ferry” If you have never been, it’s quite a spot!!

When is it? Saturday 28th October 2017, 18.30pm

How much is it? Ticket price is £38

Where can I buy tickets? Tickets are only available here: www.bksaball2017.eventbrite.co.uk please remember to print them off and bring them with you. No ticket, no entry...sorry.

What is included in the ticket price? A welcome drink on arrival (from 6.30pm), 3 course dinner including after dinner tea and coffee, prizes, live band and DJ and of course lots of fun!

What’s for dinner?

Pork & Apricot Pate- house chutney, sour dough and green salad.

Breast of Free Range Chicken, fondant potato, glazed carrots and a tarragon jus.

Lemon and Raspberry meringue roulade- raspberry sorbet

A vegetarian option is available. If you require a non meaty meal or have any other dietary requirements please contact us hq@britishkitesports.org

Is wine included with the meal? No, but you do receive a welcome drink on arrival. However, you can pre-order and pay for wine by the bottle, before the event and this will be available to you when you are seated for the meal. The wine selection is currently being updated by the hotel, but there is a fantastic selection available. Please contact The Haven Hotel for further details.

What time should we arrive? The event kicks off at 6.30 pm with welcome drinks in the lobby, but should you wish to take in the beautiful waterside surroundings, feel free to arrive anytime and relax and enjoy yourselves in the hotel bar overlooking the beautiful Poole Harbour. We will also be hosting our AGM at the hotel at 5pm which we will release more details of in due course. All members are both welcome and encouraged to attend.

What are the timings for the evening? Welcome drinks are from 6.30pm sitting down to dinner at approximately 7.30pm

What to wear? This is an annual awards ball so it is a black tie event, but we are kite surfers after all and no black tie event for any water sports enthusiast would be complete without a twist on their outfit - flip flops encouraged ;-)

Can I sit with my friends? Of course, once you have purchased your tickets, send us an email at hq@britishkitesports.org detailing the names your friends of who you would like to sit with. If there are less than 12 of you, you will be placed on a table with an equally awesome bunch of people! Alternatively you can purchase a whole table by purchasing 12 tickets and fill it with your kiting buddies.

Can I get a refund if I can’t make it? The short answer is No! Sorry. We make commitments based on ticket sales. You are however, able to transfer your ticket to someone else up to 14 days before the night, YOU MUST email at hq@britishkitesports.org to let us know about the change of name.

How do I get there? Most people will drive, but if you are drinking and don’t have a designated driver make sure you do the responsible thing and get a cab home. The postcode for your Sat Nav is BH13 7QL. The hotel is situated on Banks Road and can be found on the left before just before the turning for the chain ferry.

Is parking available at the venue? Yes, parking is very limited at the hotel so will be on a first come first served basis. However, there is plenty of on street parking on the peninsula nearby, please be aware that there may be a fee payable for this.

Where can we stay? The Haven Hotel have a number of rooms available, the prices below are for a two night stay with two people sharing on a bed and breakfast basis - this can be Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday (one night stays are not available) – please contact the hotel directly on 0800 48 400 48.

Standard Double- £270.30

Harbour view with balcony- £304.30

Sea view double with no balcony- £295.80

Sea View double with balcony- £321.30

Sea view double deluxe with a balcony- £372.30

There are also a number of other hotels and B & B’s in the area, please visit http://www.pooletourism.com/stay/ for more information or have a browse on Airbnb.com

Can we kite nearby? Of course, we wouldn’t hold an annual ball where you couldn’t kite! Why not make a weekend of it? There are plenty of awesome areas to kite depending on conditions, including the beautiful Poole Harbour, Sandbanks, Shore Road, Shell Bay, so every wind direction is covered.

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