Richard Branson & Virgin Team Kitesurfing Armada a world record breaking attempt

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Richard Branson and the Virgin team are set to take part in another world record breaking attempt in The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada.

250 kitesurfers will need to successfully complete a one mile course from Hayling Island in the UK to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Parade of Kitesurfers ever assembled.

More than 300 kitesurfers have already signed up to the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada, which will raise money for Virgin Unite, Snow-Camp and the RNLI. However, if you would like to join the adventure, add your name to the waiting list.

Richard said: “I’m passionate about kite surfing and I think this is going to be a fantastic and fun event in support of some great causes, certainly the first of its kind and incredibly positive for the sport.

“Virgin are looking forward to entering a team and I am hoping to be there too!”

Dan Charlish, Director of Snow-Camp, added: “Since we launched this event with Lewis Crathern back in April, we have been overwhelmed by the positive response from the kitesurfing community. To now have the support of a global brand like Virgin is truly amazing and hugely positive for the event and the charities we are trying to support.”

The event takes place on either September 14,15,21,22,28 or 29th, depending on wind. Participants will start at Hayling Island before heading off down the coast on their 46 mile journey towards Lancing, checking in at Pagham and Littlehampton along the way.

To find out more about the event or make a donation go to the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada.

By Greg Rose. Content Manager. Tweets @greglrose and blogs at

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