Branson plans 60th birthday kite-surfing

July 15, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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LONDON, July 15 (UPI) -- British billionaire Richard Branson said he plans to celebrate his 60th birthday by kite-surfing from England to France in the English Channel.

Branson, founder of the Virgin brand, said he will turn 60 Sunday and plans to celebrate in August by becoming the oldest person to successfully kite-surf the English Channel, The Mirror reported Thursday.

The billionaire, whose previous adventures include attempts to circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon and sailing the Atlantic Ocean, said he will be accompanied on the kite-sailing trip by his children and nephews.

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