Natalie Clarke: alone in the Strait

After much preparation and training, Natalie Clarke departed from Stanley in North West Tasmania at 6:30am and kitesurfed solo and non-stop all the way across Bass Straight, landing at Venus Bay in Victoria at about 4:15pm.

Natalie broke the previous record for kitesurfing across Bass Strait, set by James Weight and Ben Morrison Jack in late 2009, by 2 hours completing the trip in around 10 hours 20 minutes.

Natalie is also the first female and solo kitesurfer to make the crossing. She was accompanied by a support boat for the trip.

The total distance covered was approximately 240km.

Natalie made the crossing to raise funds for the Swim 4 All Foundation who are still accepting donations.

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