Champion Kitesurfer Talks Offshore Wind at AWEA’s Event (USA)

Ever wonder how much power we could harness from the wind? Lewis Crathern knows first-hand. Champion kitesurfer and star of indie film ‘The Man That Touched The Sky’, Lewis stunned the world when he jumped over Brighton Pier in the UK in 2010.

An avid crusader for the cause of renewable energy for many years, Lewis is now teaming up with Global Marine Energy Inc., the leader in subsea power cable installation, to bring the message of the power of offshore wind farms to a broader audience.

Lewis and Global Marine Energy will be present at AWEA Offshore Wind Power 2011 (booth #224) in Baltimore, MD, October 11-13, 2011, running demonstrations and workshops for attendees. Global Marine Energy will also be showcasing the type of innovative equipment that would be used to service North American offshore transmission projects and offshore windfarms, including its revolutionary underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV), ‘Predator’ as well as designs for a pioneering new cable installation vessel.


WHEN: 10am ET, Wednesday October 12, 2011

WHERE: Green park area outside Baltimore Area Visitors Center, 401 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-1014 (map)

WHAT: Live kitesurfing demo on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor (weather-permitting) and land-based kite-flying demo by Lewis Crathern, four-time UK Champion kitesurfer.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: With Lewis Crathern, champion kitesurfer; Joel Whitman, CEO, Global Marine Energy; representatives from AWEA and Baltimore Tourism upon request.


“Kitesurfing is incredible sport to be involved in. Using the wind and feeling connected with the environment changes your life,” said Lewis Crathern. “It has become my passion to pass this on to people in one way or another. So far I have found it to be an amazing tool to educate young people about the environment, thinking eco and leading a healthy lifestyle, and this partnership with Global Marine takes it to the next level.”

 “Since our first involvement in offshore wind over ten years ago, we’ve noticed that young people have a great enthusiasm for the industry and how offshore wind might be part of the answer for our energy future,” said Joel Whitman, CEO of Global Marine Energy, Inc. “Through our partnership with Lewis Crathern – a champion kitesurfer and a passionate proponent of offshore wind energy – we hope to connect with that enthusiastic audience and help inspire the industry’s next generation.”

 About Global Marine Energy Inc:

Global Marine Energy Inc, an independent marine engineering company, is the North American licensee of Global Marine Systems ltd. For over 150 years, Global Marine Systems has been a market leader in marine cable installation and maintenance for the offshore power cable, offshore renewable energy and telecommunications industries. Global Marine Energy Inc is American owned and operated with offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Reston, Virginia.


Source: globalmarine-energy, October 10, 2011