Father, son cross English Channel on eFoil boards
A British man and his son have become the first people to cross the English Channel on eFoil boards.
Rob Wylie, 51, and son Morgan, 19, used Fliteboards — electric-powered hydrofoil boards that use their motors to hover about 3 feet above the water while traveling up to 20 mph — to cross the English Channel in about 1 hour, 44 minutes.
The men began from Cap Griz Nez, France, and arrived in Folkstone, England, at the end of their 23-mile journey.
Fliteboard, which congratulated the duo in an Instagram post, said Rob Wylie’s board only had 4% battery strength remaining at the end of his trip.
“The Fliteboard family duo navigated currents, seaweed, swell and ships to complete the ride,” the company said.