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BelSkorpio
13th November 2012, 09:16 PM
Congratulations to Antoine !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hF9flM1zfs&feature=share

Jean-Marc
13th November 2012, 10:18 PM
Anders Bringdal (S-10) broke first the 50 knots barrier with 50.41 knots and then 50.46 knots on a Mistral 2013 41 cm wide production speed board + 19 cm fin + 5.8 m2 sail.

A moment later, Antoine Albeau (F-192) beat him with 50.59 knots on a 37 cm wide RRD custom speed board + 17 cm fin + 5.8 m2 sail.

source : https://www.facebook.com/luderitzspeedchallenge

1) GPS recording of Anders Bringdal (S10; 193 cm x 103 kg):

Board Mistral Speed 41 cm Production, 2012
Sail Neilpryde RS Racing EVO 5 5.8 m2, 2013
Fin Gasoil Fins Assy Speed 19 cm

Average speed 50.78 knots ( 51.4 51.01 50.83 50.52 50.16 )
Max. 2 sec. (software) 52.5 knots
100 m run 52.14 knots
250 m run 51.4 knots
500 m run 50.61 knots

http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=user&val=110926&uid=3693

2) GPS recording of Antoine Albeau (F-192; 186 cm x 99 kg):

Board RRD Custom Speed 37 cm, 2012
Sail Neilpryde RS Racing EVO 5 5.8 m2, 2013
Fin mXr-fin UFO ASY 17 cm

Average speed 50.49 knots ( 52.14 50.24 50.22 49.99 49.85 )
Max. 2 sec. (software) 53.14 knots
100 m run 52.83 knots
250 m run 52.14 knots
500 m run 50.63 knots

http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=user&val=110924&uid=412

Congrats to both Anders and Antoine for such a great performance ! Next goal in sight : break the 100 km/h barrier :-). Hope Antoine will recover fast from his crash and back injury.

3) Women world record speed windsurfing : 44.69 knots over 500 m. Congrats to Zara Davis (K-47) and let's hope she will recover fast from her crash and face bruise.

Board Mistral Speed 41 cm production, 2012
Sail Simmer Sails SCR 5.5 m2, 2010
Fin Sonntag Fins GPS 5 20 cm

Average speed 44.98 knots ( 45.67 45.4 45.2 44.56 44.07 )
Max. 2 sec. (software) 46.38 knots
100 m run 45.99 knots
250 m run 45.63 knots
500 m run 44.93 knots

http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=user&val=110923&uid=1668

4) Tandem world record speed windsurfing : 38.12 knots over 500 m (Antoine Albeau + Cédric Bordes/RRD + Neil Pryde + Gaastra). Congrats to both of them !

Cheers !

JM

davide
14th November 2012, 04:00 AM
Congratulations to Antoine !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hF9flM1zfs&feature=share
wow! and Antoine makes it look like is just out for a stroll ... the perfect lay down at 50 knots is quite amazing.

Krister
14th November 2012, 06:50 PM
The video doesn't show the record run, so I don't think the laydown is at 50 knots, still looks good though.

BelSkorpio
17th November 2012, 02:35 PM
It's getting better and better.
Antoine just did 51.69 kts !! Avg 500m.
Again a new WR.

That's 95.73 km/h.
Amazing.

Jean-Marc
17th November 2012, 04:12 PM
New records broken today with 5 men above 50 knots and 2 women above 45 knots.

Saturday 17 november 2012 ( session n° 6)

Best run: 51.69 kts : Antoine Albeau (FRA 192)
Best run: 51.34 kts : Anders Bringdal (SWE 10)
Best run: 50.49 kts : Patrik Diethelm (SUI 20)
Best run: 50.41 kts : Jurjen Van Der Noord (NED 55)
Best run: 50.17 kts : Cédric Bordes (FRA 91)
Best run: 48.87 kts : Mark Grinnell (SA
Best run: 48.86 kts : Nick Vardalachos (GRE 800)
Best run: 48.82 kts : Farrel O'Shea (K
Best run: 47.00 kts : Martin Van Meurs (NED 62)
Best run: 46.69 kts : Matthias Röchtter (Nam
Best run: 46.18 kts : Christian Bornemann (Ger
Best run: 45.83 kts : Zara Davis (woman) (K 47)
Best run: 45.74 kts : Lena Erdil (woman) (TUR 33)
Best run: 45.57 kts : Christian Benzing (Ger
Best run: 44.70 kts : Bjorn Dunkerbeck (SUI 11)
Best run: 44.69 kts : Dieter Gerichhausen (Ger

Best run: 38.12 kts : Albeau + Bordes (tandem)
Cheers !

JM :D

mcross19
18th November 2012, 02:35 PM
It surprises me that Dunkerbeck is so far down the list.

I was going to say slow but its still a good 10 knots quicker than me!!!!!!

BelSkorpio
18th November 2012, 04:55 PM
According to me, Bjorn is not there yet because of his fresh born baby.
It seems that he will arrive on Tuesday.
That's the day before D-day, because the wind forecasts give for next Wednesday the strongest winds so far.

BelSkorpio
18th November 2012, 04:57 PM
Take a look at how the run is built up.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=530117483684723
The fastest part is at the end, with a speed jibe at 52 knots !!!

mcross19
19th November 2012, 03:33 PM
Well if he isn't there then how did he post a time of 44.7 knots???????

mark h
19th November 2012, 03:37 PM
BD is not at Ludritz till Wednesday. The list has a typo error:)

mark h
21st November 2012, 01:58 PM
BD is there now:) Hopefully he will dial the canal in quickly and kick some rrd butt and set a new WR:)

Jean-Marc
21st November 2012, 05:27 PM
New record broken today with Antoine above 52 knots for the first time ever (6 men above 50 knots and 2 women above 45 knots). Wind was blowing 40-45 knots.

Bjorn Dunkerbeck managed to reach 49.53 kts today arriving late on the spot this afternoon.

Wednesday 21 november 2012 ( session n° 9)

Best run: 52.05 kts : Antoine Albeau (FRA 192)
Best run: 51.45 kts : Anders Bringdal (SWE 10)
Best run: 51.26 kts : Jurjen Van Der Noord (NED 55)
Best run: 50.49 kts : Patrik Diethelm (SUI 20)
Best run: 50.43 kts : Nick Vardalachos (GRE 800)
Best run: 50.17 kts : Cédric Bordes (FRA 91)
Best run: 49.66 kts : Mark Grinnell (SA
Best run: 49.53 kts : Bjorn Dunkerbeck (SUI 11)
Best run: 48.82 kts : Farrel O'Shea (K
Best run: 48.21 kts : Martyn Ogier (K
Best run: 47.95 kts : Martin Van Meurs (NED 62)
Best run: 46.69 kts : Matthias Röchtter (Nam
Best run: 46.18 kts : Christian Bornemann (Ger
Best run: 45.83 kts : Zara Davis (woman) (K 47)
Best run: 45.74 kts : Lena Erdil (woman) (TUR 33)

Cheers !

JM

BelSkorpio
21st November 2012, 06:36 PM
Vmax peak 99.5 km/h.
No one yet 100 km/h.
Another magical barrier ...

Now, it is waiting till Saturday, when a similar day like today is forecasted.
Bjorn will get some time to practise and to get used to the canal.

Unregistered
21st November 2012, 08:44 PM
Hello,
Looking at the official website, I understand that BD has reached 49,53 knots after only two runs. I guess that the battle with AA will be great if weather conditions remain like this and that the 100 km/h barrier will be broken.
Cheers
Philippe

BelSkorpio
26th November 2012, 10:52 AM
So it has happened.
Yesterday, AA also broke the 100km/h barrier, i.e. in VMAX.

Jean-Marc
1st December 2012, 12:06 PM
That's it for the 2012 Lüderitz windsurfing record speed challenge. Only Bjorn improved his personal best and is the 7th rider to break the 50 knots barrier.

Final ranking:

Best run: 52.05 kts : Antoine Albeau (FRA 192)
Best run: 51.45 kts : Anders Bringdal (SWE 10)
Best run: 51.26 kts : Jurjen Van Der Noord (NED 55)
Best run: 51.09 kts : Bjorn Dunkerbeck (SUI 11)
Best run: 50.49 kts : Patrik Diethelm (SUI 20)
Best run: 50.43 kts : Nick Vardalachos (GRE 800)
Best run: 50.17 kts : Cédric Bordes (FRA 91)
Best run: 49.66 kts : Mark Grinnell (SA
Best run: 48.82 kts : Farrel O'Shea (K
Best run: 48.21 kts : Martyn Ogier (K
Best run: 47.95 kts : Martin Van Meurs (NED 62)
Best run: 46.69 kts : Matthias Röchtter (Nam
Best run: 46.18 kts : Christian Bornemann (Ger
Best run: 45.83 kts : Zara Davis (woman) (K 47)
Best run: 45.74 kts : Lena Erdil (woman) (TUR 33)

Interview of Antoine, Anders and Cédric (20 min, sorry in french) about the water & wind conditions, gear used, speed and direct comparison with Sebastien Cattelan's kitesurf speed, safety issues and future development of sails, fins and boards: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200160145392251

A very good summary movie (episode 1) : http://www.windsurfjournal.com/article,news,luderitz-speed-challenge--episode-1,1930

Next week, the canal will be open to kiters...

Cheers !

JM :D