After an excellent start in Ponta Delgada and after some delay related to the lack of wind in the first days, Francisco Lufinha and Anke Brandt continue their adventure in the Portuguese sea, with the objective of connecting the Azores to the Continent.
With more than 350km traveled in the last 5 days, the team is just over 1000km from the final goal and in the last two days they were finally blessed with wind, which allowed them to aim and decrease the distance to the continent.
September 7th was, in the words of Francisco Lufinha: “Spectacular, always on the go.” After a windless night, assured by Anke, I got into the sea at 09h30 and got enough wind to lift the kite and resume the hydrofoil crossing. During the afternoon the wind stabilized at the 16 knots, direction East / Northeast. The afternoon was secured by Anke, who entered the race board, however, we had to head slightly south to be able to maintain the speed ”
Photo Credits: Kitesurf Odyssey