On the 15th September 2013 the first ever Virgin Kitesurfing Armada set a new World Record for the ‘Largest Parade of Kitesurfers’ ever, with 318 kitesurfers completing the mile course at Hayling Island. After setting the record, kitesurfers set off on an epic downwinder from Hayling Island to Lancing 46 miles away, to raise as much money for Snow-Camp, the RNLI and Virgin Unite as possible! To date over £70,000 has been raised for charity through this event.
Virgin put together the video below of the day:
You can see photos and read more about the event at Sir Richard’s blog here.
It was an amazing day to be part of, as the videos above and elsewhere capture. A huge thank you to everyone involved – the sponsors, the volunteers, the support teams, the councils and most of all the kitesurfers.
Official registration for the 2014 event will be open in April 2014 – but you can read more about the plans for the event here and register your interest now by clicking here. Dates have been released – see below!