In winds arriving at over fifty knots, two new world records were fixed today at Lüderitz Speed Challenge. The present world speed record holder in windsurfing, France’s Antoine Albeau, fixed a brand new windsurfing record of 53.27 knots that amends the speed of 52.05 knots that he fixed in 2012. Also, Switzerland’s Karin Jaggi set a new female world windsurfing record at 46.31 knots that improves on the speed of 45.83 knots fixed by Zara Davis of Great Britain in 2012.
Both these records will have to be sanctioned by World Sailing Speed Record Council. Lüderitz Speed Challenge, which takes place on a yearly basis since the year 2007, has produced twelve World as well as seventy-five National Windsurfing and Kiteboard records. Looked at by World Sailing Speed Record Council as well as the International Sailing Federation, the event this year occurs over 6 weeks from 5th October to 15th November.