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.
5 New National records were broken on the same day:
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)
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