Antoine Albeau: the fastest windsurfer on Earth

Antoine Albeau has broken the world speed windsurfing record, at the Luderitz Speed Challenge, in Namibia.


The French speed racer sailed at 49.41 knots over 500 metres to beat his own 2008 record of 49.09 knots. The fastest sailing record ever set by Rob Douglas (55.65 knots), a kiteboarder, is not far away.

Albeau is the fastest windsurfer on Earth, but his opponents are following him very close. Cédric Borders set a personal best of 49.09 knots, which was exactly Albeau's former world record.

The Luderitz Speed Challenge has kicked off very well for the windsurfing fleet. Personal records, national records and world records are being broken, hour after hour.

Anders Bringdal has already broken the speed windsurfing world record for production boards, with 48.33 knots.

Zara Davis is continuously bettering the female speed windsurfing world record for production boards, too. The British sailor holds the best mark with 44.19 knots.