Today, august 8 2005, 2 Dutch kiteboarders have attempted to cross the Englisch channel by kite. Stef de Jong
and Gerhard van Geest started of at Lowestoft, England at about 10 am (Dutch time) for the 107 miles trip to Zandvoort, Holland.
Half way, Gerhard had problems with his gear and unfortunately the sea was too rough to give him a new kite,so he had to give up.
continued on his own and at 6 pm he finally stepped ashore at Zandvoort.
This is a new world record for long distance kiting. Bad luck for Gerhard, but:
There will be more info on Stef
's website soon I think: http://www.kitesite.nl