Branson hits Hayling Island for record attempt

DAREDEVIL Sir Richard Branson
DAREDEVIL Sir Richard Branson
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DAREDEVIL Sir Richard Branson will attempt to break a kite-surfing world record.

The Virgin boss will join more than 250 others in Hayling on Sunday for the attempt at the largest number of kitesurfers to complete a one-mile course – and raise money for charity at the same time.

The Armada will set off from beach opposite Hayling Island Golf Club, off Links Lane at around 10.30am, depending on the weather.

Afterwards many of them will kitesurf further down the coast on a 46-mile journey towards Lancing, stopping off at Pagham and Littlehampton until the Kitesurf Armada’s official finish line in Lancing.

Sir Richard said, ‘I’m passionate about kite-surfing and I think this is going to be a fantastic and fun event in support of some great causes, certainly the first of its kind and incredibly positive for the sport.’

To find out more and donate go to kitesurfingarmada.com.