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Lamu to Zanzibar 2017

Lamu to Zanzibar 2017

In January 2017 a group of kitesurfers and windsurfers will attempt to navigate the full length of the Kenya Coast, from Lamu to Zanzibar.

They will follow the ancient trade routes, from the spice Island of Lamu on Kenya's northern border to Zanzibar in Tanzania.

The straight-line distance between the 2 spice islands is 500 kilometres but they will cover nearly twice that as they zig-zag their way down the East African coastline.

The 7 kitesurfers and 2 windsurfers were all born in Kenya and include: Boris Polo, Craig, Jason and Marc Rogers, Nic Cahill, Justin Aniere, Alessandro and Stefano Rabbiosi, and George Issaias.

The team will rely on the Kaskazi trade-winds to help them cover 70-90 kilometres per day.

Hazards will include sharks, jellyfish, shallow reefs and de-hydration in the unrelenting Equatorial sunshine.

All are experienced watermen but none have sailed the full length of the route before. The most experienced amongst them is Jason Rogers who holds the World Record (distance) having kited 1,200 kms down the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 2015.

The boys will raise awareness and funds for marine conservation charities (further details to follow).

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Lamu to Zanzibar Map