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World Windsurfing Speed Record Falls... Again!

Nov 23, 2012

Author: Photos by Eric Bellande

In 40-45 knots wind some more records were broken today and not the least: A new Windsurfing World Record has been beaten by Antoine Albeau with 52.05 kts, the first windsurfer to reach 52 knots and the only one so far who has reached this tremendous performance: 5 runs over 50 knots and 6 runs over 51 knots!

Antoine Albeau

Anders BringdalAnders Bringdal was following with his new Swedish Record which is also a new World Record on Production board : 51.45 knots !

Jurjen Van Der Noord the Dutch Record Holder went over 51 knots today, joining Anders Bringdal and Cédric Bordes, with 51.26 knots!

Alexander Goncharov has broken  twice his Ukrainian Record ending with 40.94 kts, sailing only in moderate wind.

Boris Vujasinovic also is now the Holder of the Croatian Record with 42.27 kts            

Nick Vardalachos of GreeceNick Vardalachos smoked his own Greek Record being the 6th windsurfer over 50 knots with 50.56 knots

Mark Grinnell managed to reach the 49 knots which was his goal, with 49.66 knots, improving the South African Record in Windsurfing  and is on the road to the 50!

Patrick Diethelm from Switzerland broke the same record than the last day race, doing the exact same speed: 50.49 knots

Bjorn Dunkerbeck has arrivedBjorn Dunkerbeck the famous 41 times world titles holder has just joined the event today in the middle of the afternoon reaching 49.53 kts  after only a couple of runs!

Well done to Martyn Ogier from UK  with 48.21 knots (current British Record held by Farrell O Shea with 48.82 kts) and to Martin Van Meurs from Netherlands: 47.95 kts who improved their best speed...


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