EXTREME SAILING MEETS KITESURFING | RUBEN LENTEN MAKES A SPLASH

EXTREME SAILING MEETS KITESURFING | RUBEN LENTEN MAKES A SPLASH

EXTREME SAILING MEETS KITESURFING | RUBEN LENTEN MAKES A SPLASH

After races in Oman, China, Turkey and Portugal the Extreme Sailing Series came to Great Britain, making its Welsh debut in the stunning Cardiff Bay. Getting in on the act with the Red Bull Sailing Team was kitesurfing’s Master of Extreme Ruben Lenten.

Ruben was taken for a ride around Cardiff Bay by double Olympic gold medallists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher. The Austrian duo were ably assisted by the rest of their Red Bull Sailing Team crew, Graeme Spence (AUS), Matt Adams (UK) and Pierre LeClainche (FRA).

Ruben fixed his kiteboard to the Extreme 40 catamaran as his new crew-mates took him for a spin around Cardiff Bay. The impressive vessel measures 20 metres by 14 metres and can reach speeds of up to 75km/h.

“I’m always trying to build on my tricks and take the sport to the next level and it’s been a dream of mine to kite next to Roman Hagara. It was absolutely unreal!”

 

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Inside the catamaran Roman Hagara was taking special care not to collide with Ruben as he pulled off his stunts.

“It was a fun experience. We had to take care a lot not to sail over Ruben. His tricks are crazy and we are looking forward to the next shooting.”

After stunning the crowd with Ruben’s display the Red Bull Sailing Team then put on their own impressive performance. Roman’s crew sat on top of the leaderboard after the first day’s action in Cardiff.

However, the eventual winners in Wales were the crew of Oman Air as the Red Bull Sailing Team had to settle for third place after four days of competition.

 

by RedBull.com Team

The Cabrinha Quest Catamaran Kitesurf Trip

Introducing The Cabrinha Quest- Kiteboarding Catamaran kitesurfing tripa seafaring expedition to seek out the world’s most remote and dynamic kitesurfing and surfing locations. A quest to experience native cultures in their natural state. To consciously explore the Oceans of the world with passion, integrity, and sensitivity to the cultures and ecosystems we inhabit. To build awareness, global concern, and inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. The Cabrinha Quest is a five year expedition beginning June 2012.


We are water men and women who are passionate about exploring some of the few remaining untouched areas of the world – and we’re doing it in style. Style to us means doing the things we love while operating as sustainably and as mindfully as we can of our natural environment. We aim to operate Discovery, our catamaran at nearly carbon neutral and aspire to produce films and media which will heighten awareness of environmental and social problems the Earth faces in places few people get a chance to see.


Memberships in The Cabrinha Quest are now available in very limited supply.

Cabrinha Kiteboarding is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with Offshore Odysseys.

Cabrinha Kiteboarding announces The Cabrinha Quest Catamaran kitesurf trip in Collaboration with Offshore Odysseys

A mutual desire to seek out the world’s most remote and dynamic kitesurfing and surfing locations, while building awareness and inspiring solutions to the environmental crisis has culminated into a five year agreement between Cabrinha and Offshore Odysseys. The expedition is called The Cabrinha Quest.

Segments of the journey are available exclusively to members of the expedition and limited memberships are still available and can be purchased through the www.offshoreodysseys.com website.

Offshore Odyssey CEO and Founder Gavin McClurg explains, “Offshore Odysseys began from a simple need to see what was beyond the horizon. Circumnavigating the Earth providing remote sailing, kitesufing, and surfing charters provides that opportunity. Exploration remains at the heart of why we continue to wander.  But over the past decade and a half of our travels, sailing every ocean and dozens of the worlds seas, it has become clear that our model is no longer sustainable.  So, we are taking a “cradle to cradle” approach with every decision in our operation.  Our goal to operate at a carbon neutral low impact mandate is just the begining of this quest.”

“I’m very excited to be a part of this journey. Ever since my first trip aboard Gavin’s Discovery 3 years ago, I’ve been intrigued by the idea of seeking out kitesurfing and surfing locations off the beaten path. The Cabrinha Quest will now provide an attainable way to satisfy this curiosity for anyone who has a drop of adventure in their blood. The fact that this can be done in complete luxury with minimal impact to the environment is a huge bonus” says Pete Cabrinha.

The Cabrinha Quest is a seafaring expedition to seek out the world’s most remote and dynamic kitesurfing and surfing locations. A quest to experience native cultures in their natural state. To consciously explore the Oceans of the world with passion, integrity, and sensitivity to the cultures and ecosystems we inhabit.  To build awareness, global concern, and inspire solutions to the environmental crisis.