Rob Douglas: the American star of speed sailing

The national speed sailing records keep falling in Luderitz, Namibia. Kiteboarders are still struggling to beat their personal best and their nation’s top score.

This time, the 2010 Luderitz Speed Challenge saw Afrit Foued setting a new Algerian speed record (38.48 knots) and Zsolt Lenkei establishing a new Hungarian speed record (35.34 knots).

These speeds are still to be verified by the WSSRC.

The next wind cycle has started, at Luderitz. Wind is blowing 25-33 knots and if the trend continues to be better that the initial forecast, new records may appear.

As the competition comes to a close, Monday will probably be the last best wind day for outstanding velocity.

UPDATE (26/10/10):

Zsolt Lenkei improved the Hungary record to 42.16.

Afrit Foued bettered his Algerian record to 39.81.