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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Updates 3

New award: Home made Fruit Bread

05/12/2020 at 10:22 AM

Check out the new award: Brian will make you a delicious bara brith.

New Award

03/12/2020 at 9:40 PM

Brian will make you $15 of South African biltong.

Check out hte new reward!

Planning Update

02/12/2020 at 8:28 AM

Kia ora koutou!

Thanks to all of our pledgers, we're stoked to have already received so much support!

Justin and I have been getting out as much as we can when the turbulent weather and our busy lives have allowed. Testing gear, fitness, planning and avoiding injuries is the name of the game at the moment.

We've added a new Award for some local kiters who wannt to help us launch land at Oterongo Bay. We have permission for two vehicles and have space to take 5 people.

The pledge amount for the Production Credits has also been reduced so you can get your name mentioned in our film. Our eyes are peeled looking for a suitable forecast from this Saturday!

You can help by please supporting us and spread the word!

    Pledgers 35

    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 "

    Followers

    Followers of Cook Strait Kite-Hydrofoil Crossing

    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

    New award: Home made Fruit Bread

    05/12/2020 at 10:22 AM

    Check out the new award: Brian will make you a delicious bara brith.

    New Award

    03/12/2020 at 9:40 PM

    Brian will make you $15 of South African biltong.

    Check out hte new reward!

    Planning Update

    02/12/2020 at 8:28 AM

    Kia ora koutou!

    Thanks to all of our pledgers, we're stoked to have already received so much support!

    Justin and I have been getting out as much as we can when the turbulent weather and our busy lives have allowed. Testing gear, fitness, planning and avoiding injuries is the name of the game at the moment.

    We've added a new Award for some local kiters who wannt to help us launch land at Oterongo Bay. We have permission for two vehicles and have space to take 5 people.

    The pledge amount for the Production Credits has also been reduced so you can get your name mentioned in our film. Our eyes are peeled looking for a suitable forecast from this Saturday!

    You can help by please supporting us and spread the word!

      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 "

      Followers of Cook Strait Kite-Hydrofoil Crossing

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 08/12/2020 at 1:00 PM.
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      Brian Will Bake You A Bara Brith Loaf Of Bread
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      Brian Will Make You $15 Worth Of Biltong
      Support The Launch And Landing
      White Cloud Store Credit $60
      A Ticket To The Premier In Wellington
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      White Cloud Store Credit $200
      Production Credits
      White Cloud Store Credit $500
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