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WSSR Newsletter No 196. Rob Douglas Outright World Record 08/12/10

The WSSR Council announces the ratification the latest World Sailing Speed Record. There are no claims at present to exceed this record:

 

Record: World Sailing Speed Record

Venue: Luderitz. Namibia

Name: Rob Douglas USA

Equipment: Kitesurf. Mike Zajicek custom. Kite Cabrinha Switchblade 9 sqm

Dates: 28th October 2010.

Course length: 501M

Current: Nil

Start time: 14; 10; 25.12

Finish time: 14; 10; 42.62

Elapsed time: 17.50 seconds

Speed: 55.65 knots

Corrected for current: N/A

Comments: Current record: Sebastien Cattalan FRA 55.49 kts, 28th October - 14 minutes earlier.

 

John Reed

Secretary to the WSSR Council

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