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WSSR Newsletter No 168. Outright World Record. 07/12/08

The WSSR Council Sunday 7th December 2008  

We have been informed by the International Sailing Federation - ISAF - that they will support a decision by the WSSRC to ratify a claim for the Outright World Sailing Speed Record by a Kite-board.

In accordance with this, the WSSRC announces the ratification of a new World Record:

Record: Outright World Sailing Speed Record.
Board:  Fone Prototype Speed. Fone Bandit Dos Speed 7sq m kite.
Name:  Alexandre Caizergues. FRA
Dates: 4th October 2008. 
Start time: 15:35:00.84
Finish time: 15:35:20.06
Elapsed time: 19.22
Distance: 501m
Current: 0.1kts
Average speed: 50.57kts
Venue: Luderitz, Namibia.

Previous record: 2008. Sebastien Cattelan. 50.26 kts

John Reed
Secretary to the WSSR Council

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