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New World "Non-stop" Distance Kiting Record

Postby RickI » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:17 pm

Rimas Kinka started in Jacksonville, FL and headed south on Saturday morning. He had covered an amazing 282.1 miles in 34 hours, 41 minutes and 27 seconds when he finished. He was heading for Crandon Park in Miami for an overall distance of 350 miles but heavy seas and adverse wind direction forced him to end earlier than he planned.

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Rimas Kinka wrote in his Facebook page ...

"Dear Friends,

Tomorrow is is a big day for me.

I'm going to attempt to breake a Guinness World Record and World Record. Longest Non Stop Kitesurfing Distance. My GWR claim number is 373487.
Curent record is 229.73 miles.

My race begins from Jacksonvile ,FL and finish Miami, FL. Crandon Park. Total stand miles is 350. According GWR rules I can do pit stops for change tires ( kite, board ), also can stop for fuel ( food, water, coffee). During stops I can not leave the beach or take of my GPS devices, (3 Garmin units ), all my stops has to be recordet on video.

Start time 6am local time, 10. 13. 2012 . Finish depend on wind and Ocean conditions. Every 3 hours after start all information about race will be updated on my facebook.
In advance thank you everybody for supporting my endeavor and see you in Miami! :)

Rimas Kinka"


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First stop after 40 miles


There are still more details and images on Rimas' Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/rimasknk?fref=ts


The current world record of 229.73 miles was set by Rimas himself doing laps in the vicinity of Islamorada, FL last year.

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More at:
http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2011/11/guinness-long-distance-kiteboarding-record-broken/

Way to go Rimas!
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Re: NEW World "Non-stop" Distance Kiting Record

Postby plummet » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:15 pm

Nice good effort!.

I can relate to that night picture.I did a landboarding 24hr a couple of years ago and felt exactly the same in the small hours of the morning!

might be doing another 24hr next week. we will see what the wind brings.

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Re: New World "Non-stop" Distance Kiting Record

Postby Toby » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:01 pm

wow, that is amazing!

Congratulations!!!

I am already dead after 3 hours full power kiting!

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Re: New World "Non-stop" Distance Kiting Record

Postby longwhitecloud » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:38 am

wicked!

34 hours on water, no beach stops even with kite in air on beach?

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Re: New World "Non-stop" Distance Kiting Record

Postby davesails7 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:34 am

Nice! What kind of board was he on?

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Re: New World "Non-stop" Distance Kiting Record

Postby luke-22 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:37 pm

Nice one!! Congratulations.. ;)

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Re: New World "Non-stop" Distance Kiting Record

Postby pj sofine » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:44 pm

New definition of "non-stop?

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Re: New World "Non-stop" Distance Kiting Record

Postby pj sofine » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:44 pm

New definition of "non-stop?

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Re: New World "Non-stop" Distance Kiting Record

Postby RickI » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:53 am

That is why I put "Non-Stop" in quotes, as it is defined differently than you might think. Rimas explained it himself as posted above. When in doubt, read the post first?

"According GWR rules I can do pit stops for change tires ( kite, board ), also can stop for fuel ( food, water, coffee). During stops I can not leave the beach or take of my GPS devices, (3 Garmin units), all my stops has to be recordet on video."

If you google Guinness non-stop record you will find a lot of others with varying rest breaks. There was a guy whole bowled for almost six days "non-stop" taking breaks with the longest being two hours.

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Re: New World "Non-stop" Distance Kiting Record

Postby pj sofine » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:08 am

I wonder what you would call the record if it was really non-stop! :lol:


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