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Wednesday, January 10th, 2007, 11:07 PM
Scot to windsurf Atlantic?

A Scotsman is planning to become the first person to windsurf across the Atlantic - and then turn back and do it again.
Leven Brown, aka El Loco, would have to balance on the 20ft surfboard for around five months as he gets blown from the Canary Islands to Antigua, without any support vessel.

He would get only a few hours sleep a night, in a small hollowed-out depression in the board, and would eat dehydrated food, reports Metro.
The specially-made board will be fitted with an electronic anti-shark mechanism.

Once he's crossed the Atlantic, Mr Brown plans to turn round and surf back the other way - taking a more dangerous route through rougher seas.
He was dubbed El Loco last year, when he took time out from being a stockbroker to row solo from Spain to Tobago for charity.

He added: "If the weather is wrong I could be in trouble, but thankfully I have good experience of sailing downwind in these weather conditions. I know what it is like to be in a boat that becomes a submarine very quickly."

source (http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2151687.html?menu=news.quirkies)