Virgin Kitesurfing Armada Sets New World Record

Published on February 1st, 2016

They were aiming to break the record set in Spain back in 2014 for the largest parade of kitesurfers in the water and after three hours of kitesurfing, the Guinness World Records was smashed on January 30, 2016 with a total of 415 kitesurfers completing the one mile course between Dolphin Beach and Doodles in Cape Town, South Africa.

“We always hoped the Kitesurfing Armada in Cape Town would be spectacular – and it didn’t let us down,” Dan Charlish, Virgin Kitesurfing Armada’s director, said. “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. A huge thank you to everyone who came down, got involved and made the event such a success!”

Local promoter Andre de Wet added: “After 18 months of planning and preparation, with an amazing team of sponsors and supports, it’s a fantastic feeling to know that we did it! Now we just need to retain the record every year!”

The previous record of 352 kitesurfers was set in Spain on August 31, 2014.

Source: Virgin Kitesurfing Armada

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