Antoine Albeau: next goal, 100km/h | Photo: Lacave

They're the fastest, and they smashed records. Windsurfers and kiteboarders have broken world, national and personal records at the 2015 Luderitz Speed Challenge, in Namibia.

The speed channel was improved, once again. Riders have fine-tuned their sailing techniques, and the equipment has evolved. With winds blowing in the 40-knots range, records naturally fell.

Two world records have been broken. Windsurfers Antoine Albeau and Karin Jaggi improved the speed windsurfing marks in both male (53.27 knots) and female (46.31 knots) divisions.

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Camille Juban: the 2015 American Windsurfing Tour champion | Photo: Carter/PWA

Camille Juban has claimed the 2015 American Windsurfing Tour (AWT) title, at Maui, Hawaii.

In Heat 43, Kevin Pritchard knew he had to give his best to keep fighting for the prestigious trophy. But Siver, Campello and Roediger were also battling for a victory on the Pacific island.

Pritchard started well, landed a few airs and displayed his beautiful full roundhouse cutbacks. However, Levi caught the best wave of the heat, and Ricardo convinced the judges with his stunning aerials. Juban couldn't be happier.

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Emma Wilson: winner of SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award 2015 | Photo: RYA

Emma Wilson is the winner of the prestigious One-to-Watch Award 2015 by SportsAid.

The 16-year-old windsurfer from Christchurch enjoyed an outstanding sailing season. She won two gold medals at the 2014 RS:X Youth World Championships, and a silver medal at the 2015 edition.

Wilson won extra £1,250 of funding from SportsAid, and will continue to prepare for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The young windsurfer hopes to keep momentum in the crucial months ahead.

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