Chris Camilleri has just completed a kayak trip around Malta in a record seven hours, breaking all previous records. The entire voyage totalled 75 kilometres, and saw Camilleri leaving Spinola Bay at 6.30 in the morning.
Surfski Malta was closely monitoring the entire trip and gave frequent updates on Facebook, including a live tracker on the kayak’s constant location. A boat followed him around the island to not only monitor his condition, but also supply him with well-needed water breaks.
Four hours into the day, Camilleri had completed 40 kilometres, keeping a very swift pace all throughout the entire day. Seven hours and 40 seconds after having left Spinola, Chris Camilleri re-entered the St. Julian’s bay, breaking the national record.
The record-breaking paddle was part of a campaign to raise awareness of Malta’s marine conservation areas and the need to protect them. Today was thankfully a beautiful day for this, with temperatures reaching highs of 30°C and wind speeds never getting higher than 11km/hr. The sea all around Camilleri was a relatively warm 24°C all day.