423 riders hit the water yesterday at the VKSA on Hayling Island and set a new World Record!
It’s Monday morning and the dust is only just starting to settle after an absolutely incredible event took place over the weekend at Hayling Island on the UK’s South Coast. CBK beach at Hayling was crammed with kiters and spectators alike from Friday onwards trawling a packed brands tent, listening to talks and chilling out by day and witnessing the world’s first ever kiteboarding quiz show, a Question of Kite, and partying hard by night.
The wind was scarce to begin with on Friday and Saturday with only foilers making it onto the water but, on Sunday afternoon, the sea breeze came through and Dan Charlish’s team executed the planned event with military precision and managed to get 423 riders through the one mile course and across the line to break the record set at the VKSA in Cape Town earlier this year by just eight riders!
We’ll be bringing you a more in depth breakdown of what went down and the highlights of the event in the coming days but, for now, here’s a picture of Dan and the team being presented with yet another World Record!
Bravo guys. Bravo!