At around 17:00 on Friday 14th September 2007, Al Crisp and Rupert Tildesley became the first men ever to kitesurf across the Irish Sea. Their Crossing was the first to make a land to land passage from Ireland to Wales without intervention from the support boat.
After leaving Wicklow at 09:30 and enduring a gruelling 7+ hours of sailing, fighting light patches in the wind, the day culminated in the result we had all been hoping for. Check the photos in the gallery and watch the video to find out all that happened.
|A great challenge that I am sure you will conquer...bon chance!
|Great job fellas...never in doubt!
|fair do's to the boys... I knew you'd do it!!!! What's next??
|Geordie and Jo
|Hope it went well fellas
|Nice one boys. Proud of you!
|good luck guys,hope the wind blows for you!
|A fantastic achievement - well done !!!
|Andy & Lorraine Evans
|Good luck guys!! You nutters!!
|Good luck guys, this is a tough way to raise money, take care
|Mark & Nat
|Best of luck! What a fab idea!
|best of luck
|Top Work Rupes.
|Absolute madness - Good Luck!
|All this just to save the cost of a ferry ticket?!
|Best of luck, it is a strong challenge.
|if you see fjords, you've gone too far! good luck!
|"The Ferrets" aka Antonia & Polly
|Good luck with the 9 hour target - funnily enough we did it last week in 7!
|I'll be keeping a beady eye from the nice safe (very wet) rib!xxxxxxx
|I promise to go to church every Sunday until you are both back home safely in Aberdovey - Crazy boys
|best of luck - you'll need it!
|All the best Rupe - great cause but rather you than me!
|"A donf" as Ellen would say (go for it!). Keep safe x
|Piers & Kate Covill
|You're nuts - but good luck!
|Victoria Humphries (Riches)
|Barking mad, but what a challenge!!! Best of luck - will be thinking of you both. Vxx
|good luck !! you might need it !!
|Wow good luck! any room for Tony!!!!
|Coming out of the Liffey, head for the very big island to your left.
If you are new to this website and are unsure what all the fuss is about, please read 'the mission' to find out how crackers they are.