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British Kiteboarders Cross the English Channel

Wayne “Worsil” and Tom “Tiny Top”, two British kiteboarders, have successfully kitecrossed the English Channel and made it into the Guinness World Records. It was not an easy feat, mind you. They had to ride for two and a half hours in rough seas and gusty winds. To get a taste of what the riders had to endure, check out the video at the bottom of this article, in the related videos section.

Getting back to the topic at hand, “Worsil” and “Tiny Top” were supported in their adventure by two rib boats. Remember I mentioned above the two had to ride for hours in harsh conditions? Here’s how harsh the conditions were: one of the supporting rib boats capsized. Don’t worry, nobody was hurt and everyone reached the French shore safely.

One question comes to mind. Why would anyone endure such conditions? Well, apart from the fact that they set a record, the two kitecrossed the English Channel to raise money for Demelsea, a children’s charity institution.

The English Channel (commonly referred to as the Channel) is a 350-miles long arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates Great Britain from Northern France. It varies in length from 21 miles (in the Strait of Dover) to 150 miles.