Cook Strait Kite-Hydrofoil Crossing

By Brian Walters

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Cook Strait Kite-Hydrofoil Crossing

Project 2020-10-15 15:14:23 +1300

The Cook Strait is widely regarded as a one of the most treacherous and unpredictable straits in the world. Each year Wellington gets around 173 days of winds gusting over 34 knots! Combine that with rips and tidal currents and we have ourselves a mission!

 

We will be attempting to be the first to kite across the Cook Strait using hydrofoils!

 

The shortest point between the North and South Islands is 23km. Our course will take us on a 60km return mission which we plan to complete in under 3 hours!

 

We are extremely excited to have commissioned Phil Rush from Cook Strait Swim to provide boat support so effectively on standby at present.

 

We will be updating our Facebook page regularly as we draw nearer to a favourable weather window so please consider supporting us as we prepare to complete this epic adventure. https://www.facebook.com/FoiltheStrait

 

We have provided a range of rewards that might appeal to you when considering your pledge. These have been generously provided by White Cloud Kiteboarding. Alternatively feel free to make a donation amount of your choosing by selecting "Make a pledge without a reward" tier and enter your new amount.

 

Please feel free share and definitely get in touch if you'd like to participate in supporting this event in any way.

 

Thank you so much for your support!

 

Justin and Brian

https://www.facebook.com/FoiltheStrait

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Pledgers 17

Andrew Dominguez
2020-11-24 03:19:41 +1300

"Good luck Brian!! -Your old kite buddy Booties"

simonjamesbaxter
2020-11-23 15:56:05 +1300

"Thanks for the ideas and help windy Wellingtonians Slydog"

Roman
2020-11-22 21:16:37 +1300
Diego
2020-11-22 15:31:26 +1300

"Legends!! Good winds"

Peter Michalik
2020-11-20 18:03:13 +1300

"You got this! "

Scott Williamson
2020-11-20 11:43:50 +1300

"Awesome challenge guys. Looks like an epic adventure, wishing you both all the best. "

Josh Dry
2020-11-17 08:52:18 +1300

"Dog speed!"

Ryan Evans
2020-11-16 19:33:15 +1300

"Go Waltron!!!"

Tom Rollandi
2020-11-16 19:17:40 +1300
Roger Constable
2020-11-16 16:26:41 +1300
Muneya Shino
2020-11-16 10:59:52 +1300
James Gwinnett
2020-11-16 05:12:06 +1300

"Brian, this is insane and incredible! I love a good adventure story so look forward to seeing the fruits of your labours. Top work, pal."

Will Chisholm
2020-11-15 14:42:19 +1300

"Yu bikpla bosman!"

Saraka Paulette Keating
2020-11-14 04:15:15 +1300

"All the very best for the fundraising effort and all the preparations for this very exciting challenge!"

Ben Hubbard
2020-11-09 11:07:17 +1300

"Go hard boys. "

Amanda
2020-11-08 19:44:52 +1300

"This will be a crazy epic achievement..all the best!"

Ken
2020-11-08 16:20:33 +1300

"Stay safe bros "

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Cook Strait Kite-Hydrofoil Crossing

Project 2020-10-15 15:14:23 +1300

The Cook Strait is widely regarded as a one of the most treacherous and unpredictable straits in the world. Each year Wellington gets around 173 days of winds gusting over 34 knots! Combine that with rips and tidal currents and we have ourselves a mission!

 

We will be attempting to be the first to kite across the Cook Strait using hydrofoils!

 

The shortest point between the North and South Islands is 23km. Our course will take us on a 60km return mission which we plan to complete in under 3 hours!

 

We are extremely excited to have commissioned Phil Rush from Cook Strait Swim to provide boat support so effectively on standby at present.

 

We will be updating our Facebook page regularly as we draw nearer to a favourable weather window so please consider supporting us as we prepare to complete this epic adventure. https://www.facebook.com/FoiltheStrait

 

We have provided a range of rewards that might appeal to you when considering your pledge. These have been generously provided by White Cloud Kiteboarding. Alternatively feel free to make a donation amount of your choosing by selecting "Make a pledge without a reward" tier and enter your new amount.

 

Please feel free share and definitely get in touch if you'd like to participate in supporting this event in any way.

 

Thank you so much for your support!

 

Justin and Brian

https://www.facebook.com/FoiltheStrait

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Andrew Dominguez
2020-11-24 03:19:41 +1300

"Good luck Brian!! -Your old kite buddy Booties"

simonjamesbaxter
2020-11-23 15:56:05 +1300

"Thanks for the ideas and help windy Wellingtonians Slydog"

Roman
2020-11-22 21:16:37 +1300
Diego
2020-11-22 15:31:26 +1300

"Legends!! Good winds"

Peter Michalik
2020-11-20 18:03:13 +1300

"You got this! "

Scott Williamson
2020-11-20 11:43:50 +1300

"Awesome challenge guys. Looks like an epic adventure, wishing you both all the best. "

Josh Dry
2020-11-17 08:52:18 +1300

"Dog speed!"

Ryan Evans
2020-11-16 19:33:15 +1300

"Go Waltron!!!"

Tom Rollandi
2020-11-16 19:17:40 +1300
Roger Constable
2020-11-16 16:26:41 +1300
Muneya Shino
2020-11-16 10:59:52 +1300
James Gwinnett
2020-11-16 05:12:06 +1300

"Brian, this is insane and incredible! I love a good adventure story so look forward to seeing the fruits of your labours. Top work, pal."

Will Chisholm
2020-11-15 14:42:19 +1300

"Yu bikpla bosman!"

Saraka Paulette Keating
2020-11-14 04:15:15 +1300

"All the very best for the fundraising effort and all the preparations for this very exciting challenge!"

Ben Hubbard
2020-11-09 11:07:17 +1300

"Go hard boys. "

Amanda
2020-11-08 19:44:52 +1300

"This will be a crazy epic achievement..all the best!"

Ken
2020-11-08 16:20:33 +1300

"Stay safe bros "

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