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New World Kitespeed Record, New Outright USA Record

New World Kitespeed Record, New Outright USA Record
Originally Posted at http://www.luderitz-speed.com/

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Frenchman Alex Caizergues (F One) has broken the world kiteboarding speed record with an incredible time of 50.98 knots, breaking his previous world record of 50.57. Rob Douglas (Cabrinha) also set a new American outright speed sailing record with an equally impressive time of 50.95knots, just three one hundredths of a knot shy of Alex Caizergues. Many other competitors also recorded noteworthy times including Sebastian Cattelan (Solid) who completed a run of 49.51before falling foul of equipment problems. Christophe Prin-Guenon (F One) got 48.44, Jerome Bila (Genetrix) came in with 47.73.

Charlotte Consorti (F One) again led the ladies with a speed of 44.27 knots. Fast, but still a full knot short of Sjoukje Bredenkamp’s outright record of 45.20 set last year.

Today the riders are heading again to the strip for another day of racing as the wind here in Lüderitz continues to be favorable. With two weeks still left in the competition, everything is still up for grabs, including the highly sought after world outright speed sailing record of 51.36 knots, set by the French Hydrofoil l’Hydoptère in September of this year.

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LUDERITZ SPEED CHALLENGE RANKING DAY 3 – 14th of November

MEN:
1 CATTELAN Sébastien 49.51
2 PRIN-GUENON 48.44
3 DOUGLAS Rob 50.95
4 CAIZERGUES Alex 50.98
5 TAUB Manu 46.85
6 BILA Jerome 47.73
7 HOCEINI Sylvain 45.91
8 NIEHAUS Taro 47.19
9 DOUGLAS James 47.7
10 MENOSSI Patrice 45.8
11 MARTIN Marc-Antoine 46.46
12 PRIVSEK Jernej 43.49
13 MASCAREL Geoffrey 44.99
14 RICHARD Maxime 39.97
15 Hall Mike 45.98
16 CAOUS Stéphane 43.91
17 BREDENKAMP Hennie 44.78
18 KLOREN Fred 44.62
19 METZGER Stefan 38.61
20 JOHANNPETER Felipe 36.32
21 AVELLA Marc 32.44
22 TURNER Tim 32.08

WOMEN:
1 CONSORTI Charlotte 44.27
2 BREDENKAMP Sjoukje 43.26

Originally Posted at http://www.luderitz-speed.com/

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