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French Kite Surfer Sets New World Speed Sailing Record

13th October 2010
French Kite Surfer Sets New World Speed Sailing Record

French kite surfer Alex Caizergues set a New World Speed Sailing Record at 54.10 knots during his first run at this week's Luderitz Speed Challenge event earlier today in Namibia. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VID BELOW)

The event renowned for its super high winds also saw five new national records set. (see below)

The battle for the title of "the fastest speed sailor in the world" is far from over though with more big winds forecast in Luderitz  this week and next it looks certain Caizergues new record time could yet be beaten. 

Kite Surfing:
USA - Rob Douglas, 51.88
Namibia - Stefan Metzger 45.02
New Zealand - Gavin Broadbent, 50.93
French Womens 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.

 

 

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