Virgin Kitesurfing Armada Guinness World Record attempt: Win a place for you and two ‘buddies’

Hayling Island - 13/14 September or 27/28 September or 11/12 October

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The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘largest parade of kite surfers’ is now completely sold out but we are giving kitesurfing i readers the chance to win one of two group places.

Virgin Kite Surfing Armada 2014 will bring the kitesurfing community and spectators together for a fantastic two-day kitesurfing festival, featuring: international kite brands exhibiting the latest gear; pro kiter Q & A sessions;  a big screen with live tracking of the kitesurfing and kite movie screenings; music, bars & entertainment; pro kiter demos;  taster/beginner sessions; a family area and on-site camping and facilities.

Over the festival weekend there will be an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the 'Largest Parade of Kitesurfers' - set at last year’s Virgin Kitesurfing Armada with 318 kitesurfers. This year over 500 kitesurfers will join the Armada and ride together from Hayling Island to Pagham, 15 miles away, to become the new official World Record holders.

You will need to organise your own accommodation, provide your own kit and ride in buddy groups of three.

For more details of the event visit

Enter for the chance to win a place with two ‘buddies’ and help break the record.

Terms & Conditions:

Promotion closes at 23:59 on 10 September 2014.

1. There are two prizes of three places to form a kitesurfing team. The winners will be the first two entries selected at random after the closing date and will be contacted by 11 September 2014. One entry per person.

2. Participants must at least be of an intermediate kite standard, as described on

3. Participants must be 17 or over, or ride accompanied by an adult with the required kiting level, who must sign to say they are responsible for the young person

4. Participants are responsible for ensuring they have suitable insurance for the event. Participants hereby release and discharge the Independent and the organisers of the Kitesurfing Armada and their officers, directors, elected officials, employees, sponsors, sponsoring agencies, other participants, owners of the land used for kitesurfing activities (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Released Parties") from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that the participant may hereafter have for injuries or damages arising out of their participation in the Kitesurfing Armada, including but not limited to, losses caused by the negligence of the Released Parties.

5. The organisers are not responsible for any injury, damage, loss to kit or person on the event – participants should manage their involvement in the event in the same way as on any normal kite session.

6. At the outset of the event, participants agree to set up where organisers direct on the beach, and to only begin kiting as signaled by organisers. Once on the downwinder, kiters will spread out and of course a more free style of kiting is allowed.

7. The event finishes at Pagham and all participants must land and sign out at Pagham. The organisers and Released Parties are not responsible for any kitesurfing activities that take place beyond the specified downwinder event from Hayling Island to Pagham

8. Participants understand that limitations due to the wind requirements mean the date for the event can only be confirmed on the Thursday before any weekend in September/ October where there is sufficient wind to run the event. The organisers will select the day utilising the best possible forecasts, but of course cannot guarantee wind on the day.

9. In the event that there is no wind over any of the three weekends – the festival will take place on the last possible weekend regardless.

10. Participants agree to ride in buddy groups of 3 kiters. Kiters must kite in this group and stay together for the whole downwinder.

11. Kiters must adhere to any other safety measures brought to the event by the Kitesurfing Armada organisers and the safety panel.

12. Kiters must look out for themselves and the wellbeing of others at all times. Everyone must kite in a way that respects other participants and does not put them at risk.

13. Kiters are responsible for making kit choices, kite size etc on the day – and for ensuring the safety and safe working of their equipment. All kites must have a functioning effective leash system and buoyancy aid.

14. All participants must bring a waterproof pouch containing a mobile for emergencies and money to get them home in the event of self rescuing along the route.

15. Participants understand kitesurfing is an extreme sport. Participants are involved at their own risk. The organisers can accept no liability for any injury. Participants do understand and acknowledge that kitesurfing activities have inherent dangers that no amount of care, caution, instruction or expertise can eliminate and expressly and voluntarily assume all risk of death or personal injury sustained while participating in the Kitesurfing Armada whether or not caused by the negligence of the Released Parties.

16. Participant further agrees not to sue or make a claim against the Released Parties for damages or other losses sustained as a result of participation in the Kitesurfing Armada.

17. The decisions of the organisers in all aspects of the event are final.

18. The prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.

19. When you respond, The Independent may use your information to contact you with offers/ services of interest.

20. Usual promotion rules apply, see

21. For further information, please write to Customer Care, The Independent, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT. Promoter:  Kitesurfing Armada Limited.