415 kitesurfers break world record in Cape Town

2016-01-30 20:00
(Picture: @kitesurfarmada via Twitter)

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Cape Town – The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada has set a new World Record in Cape Town, director of One Movement Events and Marketing Tyrone Rawlins said on Saturday.

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Hundreds of kitesurfers gathered on Saturday in an attempt to break the record for the "Largest Parade of Kitesurfers", a title which was previously held by Spain.

Rawlins said the weather conditions and the atmosphere were fantastic.

"After three hours of kitesurfing, the World Record was smashed, with a total of 415 kitesurfers completing the one-mile course between Dolphin Beach and Doodles," he said.

 Director of the Kitesurfing Armada Dan Charlish said, “We always hoped the Kitesurfing Armada in Cape Town would be spectacular and it didn’t let us down.

“It was an amazing day, the wind couldn’t have been better and the view of hundreds of kiters together in front of Table Mountain was awesome.”

 Local promoter Andre de Wet said, “After eighteen months of planning and preparation, with an amazing team of sponsors and supporters, it’s a fantastic feeling to know they we did it. Now we just need to retain the Record every year.”

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