2016 GET KITEMISSION - BAHRAIN - ABU DAHBAI
SUCCESSFUL finishing of Stage 1
FROM BAHRAIN TO DOHA IN 17H
On March 17th we set sail for the first time into the Persian Gulf to Kite a distance that has never been attempted before and to raise money for Wings for Life.
It was a trip full of unknowns and despite best possible preparation by being physically in top form, taking expert advice from previous attempted mission, every trip is different and not everything can be planned.
This for me, is the beauty of mother nature and the challenge in itself!
We managed to safely navigate throughout the night, kited along a route that has never been attempted, withstood strong currents and wind-shifts and we did manage to set a new record being 17h at sea.
We saw the wind being great but with a strong front moving in.
These fronts were very unpredictable lately and for safety reasons, we decided to set ourselves targets to stay ahead of this front.
The first sectors of our journey went very well with great progress, followed however by calm periods that cost us more than 2h of stagnation.
In addition, with the front moving in faster than predicted, the call had to be made to keep the boat and crew save. We decided to have an early arrival into Doha to successfully finish part 1 of the journey with a new world record under our belt!
Therefore we are looking at a new waiting period from 14th April - 30th April to go again and hit the target:
FROM BAHRAIN TO Doha
FROM Amwaj Islands BAHRAIN TO
THE Emirates Place Abu Dhabi
17th March 2016 the German kite surfer, Anke Brandt, dares to attempt to break her current world record of 250km set in March 2014 when she circumnavigated Bahrain in a 12h mission directly into the Guinness Book of World Records.
She wants more. Bahrain to Abu Dhabi, UAE non stop in a 1 day and 1 night kiting mission covering approx. 550km.