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Sophie’s challenge: Kitesurfing from Mauritius to Reunion

Monday, March 17, 2014
Sophie’s challenge: Kitesurfing from  Mauritius to Reunion

Sophie Bernier, vice- world champion in freestyle kitesurfing in 2008, decided to make the crossing of 174 km between Mauritius and Reunion on her kite board . She will start in June.

 

33 year-old Sophie, the vice – world champion of freestyle kitesurfing in 2008, moved to Reunion 4 years ago. The idea of " défikite feminine " came to her when she met Sebastian Coupy, another kitesurfing enthusiast, who made the same crossing between the two islands in 2010.

 

The preparation is divided into three parts: kite training, the physical part, which started in June 2013 and the mental preparation that began in December 2013.

 

She will be accompanied by a support boat for the duration of the challenge in case of an emergency . The exact departure date has not yet been set. She will actually have to wait for the most favorable weather conditions to start her challenge . In order to complete the challenge, she requires the best conditions : wind strong enough for navigation and a current in the right direction. Météo France will provide her with the necessary information to select the most favourable window.


Follow Sophie Bernier’s preparations on facebook : Défikite au féminin.

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