Subject to WSSRC ratification, Robert Douglas (USA, Black Dog, Cabrinha) set a new outright world record with 49.84 knots. Second became Sebastien Cattelan (FRA, Genetrix) with 49.59 knots, also well over the old record set by Antoine Albeau (FRA, Starboard) in winter this year.
The womens outright record is now at a stunning 45.20 knots by Sjoukje Bredenkamp (RAS, Naish).
The chase for the holy gral of speed sailing, the elusive 50 knots mark, is still on at the Luderitz Speed Challenge 2008 in Namibia till the 13th of October.
For full results and details please check www.luderitz-speed.com
Speed:World:Cup is the officially sanctioned world tour of the International Speed Windsurfing Class (ISWC) and the Professional Kite Riders Association (PKRA)
Rob Douglas 49.84 (world record)
Sebastian Cattelan 49.59
Alex Caizergues 48.79
Sjoukje Bredenkamp 45.20 (new world women’s record)
Hennie Bredenkamp 47.59 (new Africa record)
David Williams 43.32 (new UK kite record)
Jurgen Geiger 44.90 (new Namibia record)
SOURCE: Luderitz Speed Challenge 2008