Navarino is pleased to announce that we are sponsoring another adventure, this time in the kite surfing world! In September 2013, Francisco Lufinha of the Extreme Kite Surf Team broke the World Record for the longest non stop kite surfing journey, setting a new record of 564 km by navigating the Portuguese Coast from Oporto to Lagos in 29 hours, day and night on top of a board.
The next challenge will be in the summer, as they attempt to break their own world record. The journey will involve kite surfing from Lisbon to Madeira, which is a distance of 950 km and is expected to take over 40 hours of non stop kite surfing. A challenge of 296km between Selvagens and Madeira was just successfully completed in 12 hours in preparation for the attempt.
Navarino is providing an Inmarsat IsatHub which is a small, portable satellite device for providing connectivity through laptops, smartphones and tablets across the entire event region as well as a FB 500 terminal for the support team boat. There will be some practice runs over the coming months and we shall keep you up to date on how preparations for this huge challenge are developing.
Navarino Commercial Director Panos Tsikopoulos said ‘I would like to wish Francisco and the entire kite surf team all the best in their attempt. To be able to support a world record challenge and help them stay connected is our small contribution to a hugely exciting event, and we are proud to be a part of it.’