Kite Bass Strait World Record
World record Kite board crossing achieved by Natalie Clarke on 22nd March 2010!
Natalie completed the Bass Strait crossing leaving from Stanley Beach in Tasmania at 6.30am in darkness and landed by the cliffs of Venus Bay at 4pm in the afternoon. It took 9 hours and thirty five minutes to complete the 240km.
The trip resulted in several world records including the first kiteboarder kite from land in Tasmania to land in Victoria, the fastest crossing of Bass Strait by kiteboard and the longest distance ever kited by a woman in the world.
It was a hard, long trip fraught with danger… but well worth the all the preparation and effort.
The purpose of the journey was to raise funds to build a facility designed for special needs children to learn to swim. In the interim the Swim 4 Special Needs Foundation has been formed to continue raising funds, hiring more facilities and helping more families in need, while keeping focused on the long term goal of a purpose built facility.
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