- 04 October 2013 | Windsurfing
Matthias Roettcher has been the fastest windsurfer at the Walvis Bay Speed Week 2013, in Namibia.
Walvis Bay, one of the driest cities on the planet, welcomed a restricted club of speed sailors for another racing challenge.
With wind speeds blowing between 30-35 knots, only one windsurfer was able to break the 40-knot barrier.
Matthias Roettcher sailed at 40.01 knots in the 500-meter distance to claim the first place in the Walvis Bay Speed Week 2013, held by the Walvis Bay Yacht Club.
In fact, the North Sails team - equipped with their Warp F2013 sails - celebrated the top two places. Hartmut Dichtl finished runner-up at 37.92 knots over 500 meters.
The fastest Namibian sailor is Stefan Metzger, who accelerated at 51.36 knots, in Luderitz, on the 11th November, 2011.