Just days after Alex Caizergues posted a new world record speed of 54.93 knots, and one hour after Sebastien Cattelan took it to 55.49, Rob Douglas has taken the top spot with a speed of 55.65 knots at the 2010 Luderitz Speed Challenge.


Records have been smashed all month long at this event; along with a new world speed sailing record we now have a new female record, and the first lady over 50 knots, with Charlotte Consorti posting a speed of 50.43 knots.

Sebastien Cattelan is the new European champion with 55.49 (1st to 55 knots). New South African record set by Basil Cambanis with 50.75 knots. New Namibian record set by Stefan Metzger with 48.57 knots. New Solvinian record set by Jernej Privsek with 46.60 knots.

The fastest sailors of the 2010 Luderitz Speed Challenge are shown below:

  • 1st – Rob Douglas with 55.65 (USA)
  • 2nd – Sebastien Cattelan with 55.49 (France)
  • 3rd – Alex Caizergues with 54.93 (France)
  • 4th – Sebatien Salerno with 54.28 (France)
  • 5th – Sylvain Hoceini with 52.90 (France)

Get More From Tkb

Tkb Magazine is your go-to resource for everything from the latest gear to the best travel spots and so much more. Sign up now to receive fresh news, special offers and all the kite related stoke you want, delivered directly to your inbox.