New Female World Record for Karin Jaggi!!! 46.31 kts ! (was 45.83 kts held by Zara Davis) CONGRATULATIONS Karin Jaggi!!!!
Today, 02 November 2015, the wind has been much stronger than predicted and the angle has been better to be able to sail in a multiple performance speed channel with flatter water surface.
We began the day with 25-30 knots average wind speed starting the race at 12.30. From 2pm, the wind suddenly starting to increase and strongly, reaching more than 50knots in the gusts. Sand was flying and sailing down the channel started to be really challenging due to the strong sand blasts.
Karin Jaggi -29 World titles improved her Swiss record again with 45.3 kts which was 44.92 kts a few days ago.
Antoine Albeau started to go over 51 knots and was joined by Patrik Diethelm -ITA. At about that time, around 1.15pm, Karin pushed hard and broke the Female World Record in Windsurfing with 46.31 kts! , previously held by Zara Davis-UK at the 2012 Luderitz Speed Challenge with 45.83 kts. And 15 minutes later, Antoine Albeau broke his world record, for the first time, achieving 52.41 kts!
Then he never stopped – and broke it 5 times: 52.50 kts – 52.76 kts – 53.1 knots and then the actual World Record which now stands at a highly impressive 53.27 kts.
Text: Luderitz Speed Challenge – CHRIS BENZ WORLD RECORD CHASE
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