Nick Jacobsen World Record Tow Kite

Professional Danish kiter Nick Jacobsen set together with Team Brunel the world record for made on with the highest Kite Tow Up at 277 metres above sea level.

The successful record attempt was made on 6th December in the Table Bay in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jacobsen, with the help of Team Brunel and their VO65, set the new Tow Up World record at 277 metres, beating the old record, 244 meters, from Jesse Richman by 33 metres.

The old record, done behind a speedboat instead of a sailing yacht was standing for over four years.


Nick Jacobsen Tow Record

The attempt was engineered to perfection prior to the attempt. More than 500 metres of line was dragged behind the boat, where Jacobsen connected himself too.

The speed of Team Brunel took care of the actual lift. Team Brunel member Kyle Langford, who is a fanatic kite surfer himself, was in control releasing the 800m line on the winch that connected Jacobsen to the boat.

After reaching the maximum length, Nick safely paraglided down to the water in 66 seconds.

Check out the on-board video below: