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Re: Atlantic Kite Challenge underway .

Postby saltire » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:36 pm

The way things are going i dont think they will make it on time but hey ho still a great adventure .

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Re: Atlantic Kite Challenge underway .

Postby saltire » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:49 pm

:thumb: Back on the ocean better luck this time .

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Re: Atlantic Kite Challenge underway .

Postby edt » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:16 am

saltire wrote:The way things are going i dont think they will make it on time but hey ho still a great adventure .


They are doing about 7 knots which is actually pretty typical for a sailboat doing a crossing like this. At this pace they should be there in 2 weeks, which means they should make their scheduled time even with the layover. Sounds like they got everything in control. But it is a hell of a slog.

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Re: Atlantic Kite Challenge underway .

Postby saltire » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:14 pm

Looks as if they are on the home stretch now :thumb: .

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Re: Atlantic Kite Challenge underway .

Postby andrepen » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:51 pm

Looks to me they are crossing the atlantic in a yatch, and eventually doing some kiting around the boat.

Are they claiming atlantic crossing by kitesurf?

Strange things....

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Re: Atlantic Kite Challenge underway .

Postby saltire » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:34 pm

andrepen wrote:Looks to me they are crossing the atlantic in a yatch, and eventually doing some kiting around the boat.

Are they claiming atlantic crossing by kitesurf?

Strange things....

I have just been following the progress on the web site so !!

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Re: Atlantic Kite Challenge underway .

Postby yomotha » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:10 pm

So is this is the same crossing that Ruben Lenten, Susi Mai and Lou Wainman (among others) were supposed to do? Anybody know why they dropped out? Since there are no high profile riders, it seems like this crossing isn't getting the exposure it normally would have unfortunately. :-?

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Re: Atlantic Kite Challenge underway .

Postby saltire » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:05 pm

Thats it done congrats to all who completed this epic journey :thumb:

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Re: Atlantic Kite Challenge underway .

Postby edt » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:47 pm

yomotha wrote:So is this is the same crossing that Ruben Lenten, Susi Mai and Lou Wainman (among others) were supposed to do? Anybody know why they dropped out? Since there are no high profile riders, it seems like this crossing isn't getting the exposure it normally would have unfortunately. :-?


I don't think they understood just how much this journey was work instead of a fun romp across the ocean this was a 4 week slog.

This was an epic journey and what a great finish. Nobody died, even tho they lost someone overboard, a bit of luck there it happened during the day, so they could spot him right away.

Can't wait for the movie, must be thousands of hours of film I hope the movie is epic.

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Re: Atlantic Kite Challenge underway .

Postby DSZ » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:00 pm

I believe they came in yesterday. Dang, I was in Turks till last Saturday and was hoping to greet them upon their arrival.


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