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Virgin Group boss Richard Branson sets Guinness World Record for kite-surfing

Virgin Group boss Richard Branson sets Guinness World Record for kite-surfing

PanARMENIAN.Net - Virgin Group boss Sir Richard Branson has become the oldest person to kitesurf across the English Channel, BBC News said.

The 61-year-old crossed from Dymchurch, Kent, to Wimereux in northern France in three hours, 45 minutes to set the new Guinness World Record.

It was his second attempt in 24 hours, after turning back on Saturday because his kite was too small.

He said the journey was "far more challenging" than he expected, with strong winds and large waves.

The multi-millionaire had wanted to break a record set by his son for the fastest kitesurf crossing, but failed to secure it.

Sir Richard and his son, Sam, were part of a team that kitesurfed from France to Kent on Saturday, July 30.

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