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569 Kilometers Non Stop

Postby Seaman » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:01 am

Francisco Lufinha sets world record for the longest kitesurfing journey

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Francisco Lufinha has successfully set a new Guinness World Record for the longest kiteboarding journey, after sailing for 307.5 nautical miles (569 kilometers), along the Portuguese coastline.

Lufinha left the Douro river mouth, in the city of Porto, on the 17th September, at 14h30, and reached Lagos, in the Algarve, on the 18th September, at 20h34.

The Portuguese kiteboarder, 30, sailed past Aveiro (17h) and Nazaré (20h) in the first day. The record was broken in the next morning, with Francisco Lufinha riding more than 199 nautical miles, 20 hours after leaving the Douro Marina.

"It was very difficult, but I'm glad I managed to beat the world record. When I was only two miles away from breaking the record, near Cape Espichel, wind died down. I thought it wouldn't be enough, but fortunately it picked up and it was enough to pass the mark", says Francisco Lufinha.

The MINI Kitesurf Odyssey by Francisco Lufinha was completed without any stop. Food and water were delivered by the support boat.

The previous record for the longest kiteboarding journey was of 199.63 nautical miles (369.71 kilometers) and was achieved by Phillip McCoy Midler, who travelled from South Padre Island, Texas to Matagorda, Texas, USA.

http://www.surfertoday.com/kiteboarding/9265-francisco-lufinha-sets-world-record-for-the-longest-kitesurfing-journey

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Re: 569 Kilometers Non Stop

Postby Gioro_T » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:53 pm

Very impressive !!!!


I followed his way on the map from Porto to Lagos - must've been an awesome journey !


PS: more info here: http://www.minikitesurfodyssey.pt/

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Re: 569 Kilometers Non Stop

Postby MehYam » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:54 pm

Impressive! I wonder what the quads feel like after that.

Also reminds me that we're due for another "do you piss in your wetsuit" thread.

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Re: 569 Kilometers Non Stop

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Re: 569 Kilometers Non Stop

Postby Eurus » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:34 am

Jeez...20 hours straight is an accomplishment in itself. That's insane.

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Re: 569 Kilometers Non Stop

Postby calibra » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:56 am

Ayahuasca, 20H was when he past the world record, at 200 miles, Lufinha have done 307,5 Miles in 27H and 40 min and set a new world record

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Re: 569 Kilometers Non Stop

Postby ben newman » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:58 am

some people are crazy :D


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