Sir Richard Branson has entered the record books as the oldest person to kite-surf the English Channel – on his second attempt in 24 hours. The 61-year-old Virgin tycoon crossed from Dymchurch, Kent, to Wimereux in France in three hours 45 minutes to establish the first Guinness World Record for the oldest person to make the crossing by kite-surf.

Richard Branson and Kent Sunday 1st July 2012 Sir Richard Branson has entered the record books as the oldest person to kite-surf the English Channel – on his second attempt in 24 hours. The 61-year-old Virgin tycoon crossed from Dymchurch, Kent, to Wimereux in France in three hours 45 minutes to establish the first Guinness World Record for the oldest person to make the crossing by kite-surf. (5 Pictures)

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Next Richard Branson Slideshow: Richard Branson with his son Sam Branson after he crosses the English Channel in a World Record 2 hours 18 mins from Wimereux France to Hythe, Kent. - - Saturday 30th June 2012

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