Swap your snowboard for a kitesurf

11th June 2013, by Abi Butcher

Go kitesurfing, break a world record and raise funds for Snow-Camp

Go kitesurfing, break a world record and raise funds for Snow-Camp

Missing your snowboard? Why not have a go at kitesurfing?

Snow-Camp, the charity that uses skiing, snowboarding and life skills programmes to support inner-city young people, is putting together a record-breaking kitesurfing fundraising event.

“The Big Charity Downwinder” will take place on the south coast of England this September, with former British kitesurf champion Lewis Crathern leading the way.

Snow-Camp needs more than 250 kitesurfers to gather in September for a recording breaking sail around Hayling Island in Hampshire. Kitesurfers will need to sail a course of one mile to qualify for Snow-Camps attempt at the “largest parade of kitesurfers ever”.

The more experienced kitesurfers are then invited to attempt a downwinder from Hayling Island the way to Lancing in East Sussex — a distance of around 40 miles.

Funds raised on the day will go to the RNLI as well as Snow-Camp, which works with over 2,500 young people in 16 London boroughs, using snowsports to challenge and change attitudes, break down geographical boundaries and increase aspirations.

The exact day for the “Big Charity Downwinder” is to be decided, dependent on weather, but funds raised on the day will go to Snow-Camp as well as the RNLI.

For more information, to sign up or to donate, visit snow-camp.org.uk

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