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WSSR Newsletter No 192. Caizergues Outright World Record 02/12/10

The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a new World Record:

Record : World Sailing Speed Record

Venue: Luderitz. Namibia

Name: Alex Caizergues. FRA

Equipment: Kitesurf. Fone Proto. Fone Bandit 4 Kite. 8sq m.

Dates: 12th October 2010.

Course length: 501M

Current: Nil

Start time: 15;38;53.73

Finish time: 15;39;11.73

Elapsed time: 18.00 seconds

Speed: 54.10 knots

Comments: Current record: Hydroptere. 51.36 knots, September 2009.

As there were a number of subsequent claims on the World Record during the month-long Luderitz speed event, the Council will announce them in chronological order as they are ratified. This will give due recognition to each holder, even though it may have only been for a limited period.

The above record is remarkable in that it represents the first sailing craft to achieve 100 km/hr.

John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council

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