Brian Tripp, after 7 years in the Parachute Regiment,
decided to leave and pursue other activities outside the Army.
Brian spent many years playing around with old army parachutes, being towed behind boats with not much success and many mishaps.
Brian who was always a showman at heart decided around 1979 to set up a display team called Landbeach Parakites Display Team, and offered shows and demonstrations around the World.
Sportlite parasails was created
After many years of flying parasails, with shows on the River Thames and many other events, Brian decided to use his creative ideas and expertise to manufacture his own parasails.
From 1985 to the present time Sportlite has improved the first basic design of parasails to the sizes and style now accepted as the worlds best.
We are the leading Parasail Manufacturer worldwide utilising the latest technology and years of skill to continue our development of parasailing technology, ensuring we make the safest possible products for you.
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Record Breaking On The River Thames
Here we go again
BBC Record Breakers