Friday, June 25, 2010

Crossing the English Channel by SUP!

A group of four surfers are set to cross the English Channel from Dover to Calais on stand-up paddleboards in an effort to raise money for clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage.

The group aim to break two world records; one for becoming the first relay team to make the 21-mile crossing and secondly for the fastest solo crossing. The current solo record, set by American stand up paddler Michael O'shaughnessy in 2006, is five hours and nine minutes.

The relay team includes last year's UK stand-up paddleboarding champion Jock Patterson, chairman of the British Stand-Up Paddle Association (BSUPA) Matt Argyle, and head coach for BSUPA Simon Bassett. The solo paddler will be longboarding champion Elliot Dudley.

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