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WSSR Newsletter No142 Kite records

The WSSR Council announces the ratification of 2 new World Records:

RECORD: Outright World Kite Sailing Speed Record
Board: Windsurfer F1 custom. 6.5 F1 Bandit kite
Sailed by: Alexandre Caizergues FRA
Dates: 9th October 2007.
Time: 20.24 seconds over 501 metres at Luderitz, Namibia. (.2kts current variation)
Speed: 47.92 knots.

Previous kite record: Olaf MARTING, NAM, Walvis Bay. Nam, Oct 2005, 41.79kts


RECORD: Outright World Women's Kite Sailing Speed Record
Board: Windsurfer Cape Doctor custom. 5m Naish Helix kite
Sailed by: Sjouke Bredenkamp RSA
Dates: 9th October 2007.
Time: 22.89 seconds over 501 metres at Luderitz, Namibia. (.2kts current variation)
Speed: 42.35 knots
This is the fastest speed ever recorded by a woman sailor

Previous kite record: Sjoukje BREDENKAMP, RSA, Walvis Bay. Nam, Oct 2006, 37.24kts


John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council

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