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  • Three Speed Sailing World Records Gone !

    Speedsailing Record Attempt Walvis Bay 2006 - 20 riders from all around the world, Windsurfers as well as Kitesurfers, are chasing World Speed Sailing Records and the elusive 50 knot mark over 500 metres, which is THE magical number in speedsailing.



    The new record attempt spot is located in the salinas of Walvis Bay, a hard to access and strictly secured area. But the angle of approximately 130 degrees and the shallow water gives a perfect arena for the competitors to head for new records.


    Three world records were broken, yesterday the 31st October 2006, subject to WSSRC ratification:


    Bjorn Dunkerbeck (T1, North) bettered the old nautical mile record by more than one knot to 41.14 knots, Zara Davis (T1, Gaastra) also bettered the world record by more than one knot to 34.74 knots and Rob Munro (Cape Doctor, Naish) set a new Kitespeed world record over the mile with 35.65 knots.


    Namibia and Walvis Accommodation MAP

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