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Virgin Group founder Richard Branson set a kite-surfing record. UPI/Jim Ruymen
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson set a kite-surfing record. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Published: July 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

DYMCHURCH, England, July 2 (UPI) -- British billionaire Richard Branson, 61, says he has become the oldest person to kite-surf across the English Channel.

Branson said he set a Guinness World Record when he completed his trip from Dymchurch, England, to Wimereux, France, in 3 hours, 45 minutes, the BBC reported Monday.

The Virgin Group founder said he had to turn back from his first attempt Saturday because his kite was too small.

Branson said his aim was to break the time record for the feat, which was set by his son, Sam, in 1999, but he was unable to finish the trip in less than the 2 hours, 18 minutes his son spent on the traverse Saturday. The younger Branson broke a record from 1999 by about 12 minutes.

"The trip was far more challenging than I thought, with 40 mph winds in the middle of the channel and major waves," Richard Branson said after his Sunday kite-surfing trip. "I have to admit there were moments when I was tempted to abandon it. The wind direction was the opposite of what had been forecast. I expected to scream across but was greeted with a long, downstream kite that took considerably longer."

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British business tycoon Richard Branson has become the oldest person to kite surf across the English Channel.

The 61 year old surfed from Kent, on the south England coast, to northern France on Sunday in three hours, 45 minutes - setting a new world record. His original attempt on Saturday ended when Branson turned back, complaining the kite was too small.

He says, "The trip was far more challenging than I thought, with 40mph (miles per hour) winds in the middle of the Channel and major waves."

"I have to admit there were moments when I was tempted to abandon it. The wind direction was the opposite of what had been forecast."

"I expected to scream across but was greeted with a long, downstream kite that took considerably longer.
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Business magnate Richard Branson is in talks to buy back Virgin Records - the music label he co-founded four decades ago.

Branson sold off the company in 1992, exactly 20 years after its launch, and now the nostalgic mogul is hoping to regain control of the corporation and restore it to its former glory.

In a post on his blog, he writes, "I have had informal talks with both (music executives) Lucian Grainge and Patrick Zelnik about Virgin Records... They are great record men and... committed to revitalise Virgin Records - which has been mismanaged in the last 10 years... I feel it is a ...
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Richard Branson Sets New Kite Surfing Record
July 2nd, 2012 8:49am EDT
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British business tycoon Richard Branson has become the oldest person to kite surf across the English Channel.

The 61 year old surfed from Kent, on the south England coast, to northern France on Sunday in three hours, 45 minutes - setting a new world record. His original attempt on Saturday ended when Branson turned back, complaining the kite was too small.

He says, "The trip was far more challenging than I thought, with 40mph (miles per hour) winds in the middle of the Channel and major waves."

"I have to admit there were moments when I was tempted to abandon it. The wind direction wa...
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April 19th, 2012 11:31am EDT
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Richard Branson has called for public action in a bid to stop the poaching of rhinos in South Africa.

The business tycoon took to Twitter.com on Wednesday hoping to raise awareness of the crisis after he was touched by non-governmental organization WildAid's campaign to end rhino hunting.

Rhino horns are in high demand in China and Vietnam, where many residents believe they have medicinal properties.

In his tweet, Branson writes, "One rhino is killed illegally every 20 hours in South Africa. Act now to savetherhino."

The Virgin empire magnate also posted a blog entry on his official...
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SNL Exodus: Could three key Saturday Night Live members be leaving the show to concentrate on movie careers? Us Weekly reports big stars Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Jason Sudeikis could all be leaving the venerable live comedy show after the current season wraps up.

Verdict: False, for now. A representative for Wiig and Sudeikis told Gossip Cop,

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