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Kitesurf Odyssey: Francisco Lufinha is getting closer to Mainland

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:57 pm
by Toby
Kitesurf Odyssey: Francisco Lufinha is getting closer to Mainland


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 mainland.

With more than 700km covered in these last 6 days, the team has just passed the point of no return (Half mark) and they are now aiming at the final goal, finally blessed with wind, which allowed them to 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 ”

This odyssey has the support of Docapesca, CCL, Turismo de Açores, Visit Portugal, Fundação Oceano Azul, Oceanário de Lisboa, MINI, among other partners.

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