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Hayling Island kitesurfers set new world record

Kitesurfers take part in Virgin Kitesurfing Armada Festival at Hayling Island Image copyright Dave White
Image caption The attempt off Hayling Island involved 423 participants parading over a one-mile (1.6 km) course

More than 400 people have set a new world record for the largest parade of kitesurfers.

Virgin Kitesurfing Armada UK's attempt off Hayling Island, Hampshire, involved 423 participants parading over a one-mile (1.6 km) course on Sunday.

Guinness World Records has verified the attempt was a new record.

The previous record was set by Virgin Kitesurfing Armada South Africa when 415 kitesurfers completed a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) course off Cape Town.

Image copyright Dave White
Image caption Kitesurfers travelled from around the world

Kitesurfers from around the world took part in the record attempt at Hayling Island, which took three-and-a-half hours to complete.

Event organiser Dan Charlish said: "It has been an amazing experience - 423 kitesurfers is a fantastic total and everyone should be really proud."

Image copyright Virgin Kitesurfing Armada
Image caption The world record attempt took place during the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada Festival at Hayling Island

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