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High flyers: Kiteboard team conquer Atlantic

Updated 12:23 PM ET, Thu January 2, 2014
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Just what does it take to kiteboard across the Atlantic Ocean?
Kiteboarding harnesses the power of the wind using a large kite suspended on four lines and has grown in popularity in recent years.
The successful team of kiteboarders comprised Ike Frans, Max Blom, Eric Little, Camilla Ringvold, Filippo Van Hellenberg Hubar and Dennis Gijsbers. Gianluca Lenzi
Blom is clearly enjoying himself during one of his two-hour day stints in the relay crossing.
Frans celebrates as the boat leaves landfall in the Canary Islands at the start of the team's 6000km journey across the Atlantic.
Blom is silhouetted against a glorious Atlantic sunset while using a jump technique.
Gijsbers takes his turn on the kiteboard during the relay crossing of the Atlantic. Gianluca Lenzi
World champion sailor Eric van Vuuren skippered the support boat which was so crucial to the success of the relay team.
Gijsbers prepares to take over from Ringvold as he draws up alongside in a dinghy ready for his two-hour stint.
A shoal of dolphins takes close order with the team's support boat during the Atlantic crossing.
Little was the sole American on the team that made the 6,000km crossing of the Atlantic.
An arrival party awaited the triumphant team at the Blue Haven Resort and Marina in the Turks & Caicos.
A well deserved spraying of the traditional champagne awaited the team and its helpers on arrival.
The victorious team is in the mood to celebrate after the epic crossing 6,000km crossing of the Atlantic.