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Written by Nick Elliott   
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Well after a couple of years in the planning the team of Cumbrian Kitesurfers have crossed the Irish Sea from Cloghy in Northern Ireland to Silloth.

The crossing took 9 hours and we covered around 110 miles.  It was a real test of endurance, not just physically but mentally also.

The conditions were not brilliant in terms of wind and they were light most of the way so we had to work the kites.

We all made it safely across and landed together.  A superb team effort.  A big thanks to all those involved and our families for supporting us.

For more information check out the webpage: http://www.kitesurfirishsea.co.uk

On a similar note Sir Richard Branson is attempting to Kitesurf across the English channel with a team of kiters - who just happen to be a bunch of the best kiters in the world and his family.  Yesterdays attempt was aborted due to high winds.

http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/blog/if-at-first-you-don-t-succeed/

They are attempting it again today - wind looks too light today but tommorow looks epic.

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