Monday, February 27, 2012
Longest Kitesurfing Distance in 24 Hours: Rimas Kinka sets world record
Whale Harbour, Islamorada,FL, USA--Lithuanian Rimas Kinka, currently residing in Miami (US), sailed 401,2 miles (645,6 kilometres) on his power kite
- setting the new world record for the Longest Kitesurfing Distance in 24 Hours, according to World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Rimas Kinka has set a new kiteboarding World Record. The rider sailed 401,2 miles (645,6 kilometres) to claim the world record for the "Longest Kitesurfing Distance in 24 Hours". (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the longest kite surfing journey is 199.63 nautical miles (369.71 km; 229.73 statute miles) and was achieved by Phillip McCoy Midler (USA) who travelled from South Padre Island, Texas to Matagorda, Texas, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest continuous kitesurfing journey by a woman was one of 115.4 nautical miles (213.72 km or 132.80 miles) by Andreya Wharry (UK) between Watergate Bay, Cornwall, UK and Dungarven, Ireland.
He already owned the previous mark with 313,67 miles (504,8 kilometres), but he improved the record by almost 100 miles.
Before that, the world record was held by American Phil Midler, who rode 236.51 miles from South Padre Island to Sargent, Texas.
The first stop for a rest was after the 100-mile mark. Ten hours after leaving the Whale Harbour, Rimas Kinka had already sailed more than 200 miles.
The kiteboarders recovered energy in the second rest, at 200 miles. Light food and water brought him back to the water. At the third break, Kinka looked tired but still had power to keep improving his old World Record.
The ironman reached the 20-hour with more than 330 miles behind his back.
After 24 hours of winds and salted water, the Lithuanian kiteboarder could finally take a rest. Kinka had champagne to celebrate and the friendly company of his support team.
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Monday, February 27, 2012 1:48 PM