Changing Tomorrow Now
EDP Atlantic Mission

Mission

The biggest record to break is to change the world with the energy of the wind

EDP Atlantic Mission is the biggest challenge that Francisco Lufinha undertook. The kite surfer will cross the Atlantic Ocean alone in a kite boat. The plan is to reuse an existing sailboat, adapt it to the kite's traction, use renewable energies (wind, sun and water) and safely make this huge ocean crossing.
With this crossing, the athlete and EDP intend to raise the awareness of society for the preservation of the oceans and, also, to break the Guinness record for Fastest Solo Atlantic Crossing by Kite Boat.

EDP Atlantic Mission

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Follow Lufinha's Journey

Do you know how many names were on Lufinha's boat?

In the incredible mission to cross the Atlantic alone, more than 3,000 adventurers joined Francisco Lufinha and left their names on the boat that will take him to the Caribbean, pulled by the force of the wind, the sun, the water and an ocean of people!

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Who is Francisco Lufinha?

Francisco Lufinha is from Lisbon, married and the father of 2 children. Early on, he developed a strong connection with the sea. After sailing, surfing, wakeboarding and windsurfing, it was Kitesurf that aroused his greatest interest. He completed his Master in Engineering and Industrial Management at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), but nautical activities are his passion, as he carries out extreme oceanic projects and promoting the preservation of the Ocean. He holds the World Record for the Longest Kitesurf Trip without stopping (2015), after traveling 862 km of Portuguese Sea for 48 intense standing hours on the board. In 2017, he completed the crossing of the Portuguese Sea territory, after connecting the Azores to the continent in 10 days. Francisco never stops developing new challenges in the Sea.

Team

André Carmo

André Carmo

Nautical Cinematographer
David

David Luís

Kite Assistance
Eduardo

Eduardo Penedos

Electronics Tuning
Francisca

Francisca Salvador

Social Media
Lufinha

Francisco Lufinha

Rider
Gonçalo

Gonçalo Santos

Communication
Guilherme

Guilherme Melo Ribeiro

Cinematograph
João Fortuna

João Fortuna

Boat Systems Development and Repairs
João Pedro

João Pedro Cruz

Navigation Electronics
Nuno

Nuno Gameiro

Physioterapist
Stephan

Stephan Schröder

Kite Autopilot
Ricardo

Ricardo Pinto

Training and Testing
Rita

Rita Sousa Machado

Production

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