Alexandre Caizergues is now officially the fastest kiteboarder in the world. His speed of 50.98 knots is an average over 500 meters. That’s 58.67 mph!

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From http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/

The World Sailing Speed Record Council announces the ratification of a new World Record:

Record: World Kite-board Record
Board: Fone Prototype 2009. Fone Bandit 3, 8q m kite.
Name: Alexandre Caizergues. FRA
Dates: 14th November 2009.
Start time: 16:12:24.10
Finish time: 16:12:43.13
Elapsed time: 19.03 seconds
Distance: 501m
Current: 0.2kts
Wind: SW 35/40 kts gusts
Average speed: 50.98 kts
Venue: Luderitz, Namibia

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