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Old 1st December 2012, 11:06 AM   #17
Jean-Marc
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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

Last edited by Jean-Marc; 1st December 2012 at 11:11 AM.
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