Nick Jacobsen: jumping off Richard Branson's party island | Photos: John Dill/Virgin

Nick Jacobsen has kite jumped off the top of Necker Island's Great House, in the British Virgin Islands.

Richard Branson's Necker Island is a party house. But it is also the perfect spot for great stunts and records. And the Virgin boss has plenty of ideas for unattempted feats.

This time, Nick Jacobsen launched himself from 131 feet above sea level, from the roof of the Great House. He cleared more than 300 feet of land and travelled 500 feet to land upright in the water on his board.

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Kiteboarding: ready for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games | Photo: IKA/Icarus Sailing Media

Kiteboarding has been selected as one of the four sailing events in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Executive Committee confirmed that kiteboarding will be tested for potential inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

"This is an important development in our Olympic journey and we are excited that young kiteboarders will be given the first opportunity to showcase their talent at the 2018 Youth Olympics," expressed Mirco Babini, president of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA).

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Foil kiteboarding: tricky but fun | Photo: Slingshot

Feel the foil. Let's take a quick look into the art of foil boarding. Learn a few basics tips on how to master foil kiteboarding.

We all know that hydrofoil kiteboards can be dangerous, so if you're new to the game then an impact vest and a helmet are mandatory. First of all, take the board to the water and watch how it behaves differently from a twin tip or surfboard.

Ready to hit the water? Use the same kite size you would for a normal kiteboarding session so that you don't have to focus so much on the kite power, and concentrate only on the foil. Let's go:

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