Cross­ing the Ditch

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Cross­ing the Ditch is about two young Aussie mates- James Cas­tris­sion and Justin Jones who are about to be­come the first ever ex­pe­di­tion to kayak un­sup­ported, from Aus­tralia to New Zealand. This will be the long­est trans oceanic cross­ing ever done in a dou­ble kayak- a dis­tance of some 2500km in the open wa­ter- it is ex­pected to take 45-55 days. Through re­al­is­ing a child­hood dream and com­mit­ting them­selves to one of “Aus­tralia’s last great” ad­ven­tures, they wish to in­spire oth­ers to over­come fear and pur­sue their own ad­ven­tures and dreams- they are rais­ing funds for the Syd­ney Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal. The plan­ning of this ex­pe­di­tion started 18 months ago, and af­ter a suc­cess­ful cross­ing of Bass Strait in a tra­di­tional dou­ble kayak in March of this year (350km), the boys have com­mit­ted full time to the project. They have come up with a unique kayak de­sign that has a small cabin which they are con­fi­dent can with­stand the bat­ter­ing they will re­ceive on the Tas­man. NZ Ad­ven­ture Mag­a­zine has re­cently jumped on board and they are now look­ing for other cor­po­ra­tions to spon­sor this world first. Please log onto www.cross­ingthed­itch.com.au for more in­for­ma­tion. If you have some­thing of high in­ter­est please for­ward to us di­rectly at p.me­dia@xtra.co.nz

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