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1st December 2012 11:06 AM
Jean-Marc 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/artic...episode-1,1930

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

Cheers !

JM
26th November 2012 09:52 AM
BelSkorpio So it has happened.
Yesterday, AA also broke the 100km/h barrier, i.e. in VMAX.
21st November 2012 07:44 PM
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B Dunkerbeck

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
21st November 2012 05:36 PM
BelSkorpio 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.
21st November 2012 04:27 PM
Jean-Marc 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
21st November 2012 12:58 PM
mark h BD is there now Hopefully he will dial the canal in quickly and kick some rrd butt and set a new WR
19th November 2012 02:37 PM
mark h BD is not at Ludritz till Wednesday. The list has a typo error
19th November 2012 02:33 PM
mcross19 Well if he isn't there then how did he post a time of 44.7 knots???????
18th November 2012 03:57 PM
BelSkorpio 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 !!!
18th November 2012 03:55 PM
BelSkorpio 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.
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