Luderitz Speed Challenge 2015: all for the records | Photo: Jonathan Tait/LSC

The quest for world speed sailing records is on. The opening day of the Luderitz Speed Challenge 2015 had a new national record.

It's really windy in Namibia, but the picturesque town of Luderitz is not worried about it. Some of the world's best kiteboarders and windsurfers have returned once again to impress the world.

Sebastien Cattelan and his team have handled the power of recent storms, and the speed channel is ready for unbelievable records. The one-kilometer raceway is fine-tuned and ready for 50-knot plus winds.

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Nick Jacobsen: following the instructions | Photo: Lars Daniel

Nick Jacobsen is one of craziest characters in the sport of kiteboarding. You'll confirm it for yourself.

In "Fly Me To The Moon," the fearless kite jump specialist stays true to his bold roots. In 13 minutes, Jacobsen embarks on an epic wind adventure.

Huge wave jumps, nude kiteboarding, caravan life, dangerous lake transfers, firing rides, jumps over piers, freestyle atrocities, swimming pool stunts, and skate kiteboarding are some of the experiences Nick made in 2015.

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Joe Pasquali: accelerating in San Francisco | Photo: Brendan Richards

Joey Pasquali has claimed the 2015 Bluerush Kite Race Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, in San Francisco.

The winner of the event was only decided in the last race of the decisive night. Pasquali defeated experienced speedster, Johnny Heineken. Stefaans Viljoen finished third, and Bay Area rider Seth Besse kept fourth.

"It has been a great year for the 2015 Bluerush Kite Race Series. It just shows how fast the sport is developing that 34 out of 36 season competitors switched to racing hydrofoils this year, with about 80 percent making the change to ram air kites as well," underlined Joey Pasquali.

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