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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. 


official website: www.kite4heroes.co.uk


The RouteThe race is a direct route from Alderney, Channel Islands to Sandbanks, Poole UK. The crossing is approximately 70 nautical miles will take place in June. We have identified 3 race windows which would be appropriate for the race. These dates provide a slack high tide during the morning of the race day. It should give us enough days to pick a good wind from the prevailing South West direction. They total about 18 available days for which we will take the first opportunity. We are looking for a South West wind with a predicted strength of over 12 knots. We will issue a 5 and 2 day 'warning' to the teams and then give the notice to move 24 hrs before the race. We will meet at Poole harbour where all the competitors will board the RIBs and make the crossing to Alderney the night before the race day. We will then start the race on the Slack high tide in Alderney and make our way to Poole throughout the day. We expect the race to take about 4-5 hours. Each team is required to race all 6 of their competitors making the changes of racers and kites a critical part of the challenge. We will issue the notice to move on the website so any interested parties can follow our progress

Raising money for

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes

Charity Registration No. 1120920

Help for Heroes supports our wounded. Help for Heroes provides practical direct support to those servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Donations 53

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Good job. Good cause.

Donation by Jeremy Atkins on 26/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done everyone.

Donation by Neighbours of Xtremes Learn2Ride on 22/09/10

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Fantastic, well done!

Donation by Lisa Foster Thorn on 19/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Rosco & Co! Sounds an epic adventure - whats the next challenge???!!!

Donation by Mark Maynard on 16/09/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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FANTASTIC!! VERY WELL DONE HENRY & CO....MUST HAVE BEEN THRILLING AND ENDURING!!!(-:X

Donation by gwendoline watson on 14/09/10

£20.00

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Well done Ross Bud and Jane

Donation by Newbury Wendover on 14/09/10

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well done everyone! xx

Donation by katie rigby on 14/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Henry

Donation by james hartley on 14/09/10

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nice one boss, great effort

Donation by Teddy on 13/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Better late than never... You are a jammy git and I wish I had been there too but nevertheless, good effort bro!

Donation by Neil Wendover on 13/09/10

£50.00

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Well done, great effort, Laura and mike

Donation by laura taylor on 12/09/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Henry on your and your teams amazing achievement and for such a good cause

Donation by jane and john waite on 12/09/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Hen, an amazing effort for a top charity ... Can't wait to hear how you got on over a brace of ciders on Sunday ... Bubs xxx

Donation by Kirstie Duke on 10/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Awesome challenge, very worthy cause. Best of luck guys.

Donation by Ros & Will Bees on 10/09/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 10/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck to you all

Donation by Robert McMullan on 10/09/10

£10.00

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Loving your work. Go Henners! x

Donation by Rachael Bull on 10/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck everyone.

Donation by belinda cadwallader on 09/09/10

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Gdonya Rosco...Tidal race around Alderney is wicked..keep airborne! JonO

Donation by Jonathan Orrell on 09/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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All best wishes for a great challenge!

Donation by Ian & Mary on 09/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Best of luck to everyone taking part, great idea, fantastic cause

Donation by Will Hayler on 09/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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I'm so impressed with this selfless decision to kitesurf all day in the name of charity!!!! Good luck dude, wear sun cream xx

Donation by Nicole Wendover on 09/09/10

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

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Good luck Rosco - keep us posted! Fletchersx

Donation by Tess Fletcher on 09/09/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Karl, I wish you were my Dad, then we could go fishing!

Donation by Tim Edwards on 08/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Kitetastic! What a wicked challenge!

Donation by Jim Heaven on 07/09/10

£50.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,708.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,708.00
  • Gift Aid£289.95

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