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One of the competitors listening to judges instructions before one of the races at the European Kite Buggy Championships at Hoylake, Wirral, north west England. Around 75 buggies, with both male and female pilots, from 10 countries took part in the annual event which lasted from 5-9 September 2011. The three-wheeled, single-seated, steel frame buggy was powered  by a traction, or power kite and could achieve speeds of up to 70mph/110km/h.