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Kiteboarder Alex Caizergues sets new Sailing Speed Record at 54.10 knots!

Click image to watch the video of the record run

Luderitz Bay Namibia: 13 Oct 2010

It’s Official – 1 New World Speed Sailing Record and 5 New National Records in the same day!

Alex Caizergues has officially set a new World Speed Sailing Record at 54.10 knots during his 1st run at 15h38 yesterday afternoon using an 8m 2011 F-One Bandit 4.

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5 New National records were broken on the same day:

Kite Surfing:
USA – Rob Douglas, 51.88
Namibia – Stefan Metzger 45.02
New Zealand – Gavin Broadbent, 50.93
French Women’s National record – Charlotte Consorti, 45.23
Australia -Tim Pumpa, 46.78 (best kite speed record performance)

Windsurfing:

Sweden -Anders Bringdal, 44.80.
U.K – Zara Davis, 36.99, Female World performance with Production Board

Sebastien Cattelan from France is placed 2nd in the world speed sailing rankings at 52.33 knots.

The battle for the title of “the fastest speed sailor in the world” is far from over – with more big winds forecast here in Luderitz for not only this week, but for most of October – we will keep you updated with the OFFICIAL WSSRC records as soon as they are released.

For official WSSRC records of this historic Luderitz Speed Challenge and daily updates go to: www.luderitz-speed.com

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3 comments

  1. Thanks for not wearing a helmet while setting a speed record.

  2. Eric, it’s Alex’s choice to wear a helmet or not and his choice doesn’t harm anyone else. It’s up to every rider to decide for themselves whether they want to wear a helmet or not.

  3. Who is most macho and who has the biggest nads? Anyone who goes freaking 62 miles an hour on a kiteboard maneuvering through a rather rocky path. That’s who.

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