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After beating the World Record for the longest distance without stops, Francisco Lufinha keeps challenging himself.
The next challenge is on:
MINI KITESURF ODYSSEY | 2015
After the adventure in the Atlantic Ocean on December 2014, on an Odyssey which connected the Savages Islands to Funchal, Francisco will try to break the limits again on an even harder task to accomplish. This year, the objective wants to connect Portugal mainland to Madeira Island, starting in Lisbon and sailing non-stop until reaching Machico’s bay, in Madeira.
On a trip which may last about 40 hours, Francisco shall brake the 2013 World Record of “the longest distance in kitesurf without stops”. In order to navegate 1000 Km (530 M) he will endure two nights on the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean under challenging weather conditions, strong winds and high swell.
If he manages to complete this journey, Francisco will be the first person to connect the Lisbon to Madeira Island in Kitesurf, conquering another bold objective on the Portuguese sea. Follow Francisco challenging himself to fulfill another odyssey!
The four pillars of the challenge:
The trickiest aspect of project. Strong south wind that could bring 33 feet waves and strong precipitation.
One of the most important aspects of the odyssey. Francisco will be helped by a rescue boat from the Portuguese Navy.
With his intensive physical preparation and through training practices, he managed to overcome several adversities and fatigue.
You cannot achieve anything without motivation. In order to keep on going, Francisco relies on his team support and from all of you!
"Hard work and dedication gives you results,Francisco Lufinha
faith and self-esteem helps overcoming any challenge"
To achieve his goal, Francisco relies on a strong and motivated team to help him overcome any challenge
Francisco LufinhaKitesurfer & Project Manager
Bárbara Cancela de AbreuNutritionist
Gonçalo Vilela SantosPress & Communication
Mario Teixeira PintoSkipper / Navy Commander
Miguel d’OreyChef / Sea F&B
Nuno GameiroPhysiotherapist Sports
Paulo RaposeiroSea Operations
Ricardo NascimentoVideo / The Flying Man
Tiago MarcelinoLogistics Coordinator - Sea
Whether on big or small companies, congress or other events, Francisco shares passionately his adventures showing how courage, determination, imagination and organization are needed not only to do an oceanic odyssey but also to overcome our daily challenges.
The experience of Francisco Lufinha shows us how determination, hard work and persistence are fundamental to achieve our goals. Francisco Lufinha transmits in a very efficient way that in order to win you need to be prepared and resist whatever may come.
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