Military kitesurfers will link Alderney to Poole

June 6, 2010 | Kiteboarding

Kite For Heroes: Navy vs. Air Force vs. Army

June 2010 will see the launch of the inaugural inter-services cross channel kitesurfing race.

The concept is simple; 3 teams of six kiters representing the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, the Army and the Royal Air Force will set off from the coast of Alderney and race each other the 70 nautical miles to an anticipated landfall at Poole.

Success will depend on the selection of team and equipment as well as the strategy employed throughout the crossing to make best use of the conditions.

All teams will need to demonstrate physical robustness, kitesurfing ability and teamwork to complete this arduous challenge.

The goal is to raise as much money as possible for Help for Heroes. This amazing charity offers practical, direct support for the wounded, which is close to the hearts of all those involved with Kite for Heroes.