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Sir Richard Branson World Record English Channel Crossing

6 July 2012 | 5:36 pm

On 1st July 2012, Sir Richard Branson achieved the World Record as the Oldest Person to kitesurf from England to France.
This twenty-eight mile challenge was sponsored by Flexifoil International, Virgin Active and The blu.

Sir Richard was joined by six other riders including his very good friend, Maxim Ivanov. The westerly wind was averaging 35mph with gusts up to 45mph. The sun was shining, the waters were crystal clear and it was the perfect day!

The other team members included David Ursell, Andrew Kruszynski, Ryan Austin, Craig Sparkes and Charlie Smith. Flexifoil’s owner, Anthony Van Dort joined Captain Trevor Oldfield Hodge with his crew, Kris Beech and Charlotte Ursell on Sir Richard’s support boat and they were out in front leading the way.

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