Luderitz Speed Challenge: everybody's waiting for a new world record

The official opening of The 2010 Luderitz Speed Challenge was marked with a ceremony at Luderitz Bay Yacht Club on Saturday the 2nd October.

Competitors from 15 different countries gathered at the Yacht Club along with prominent business people from Luderitz, The Deputy Mayor of Luderitz Town, sponsors and the media.

Guests were welcomed by the event organizers, Sebastien Cattelan and Sophie Routaboul. The Deputy Mayor welcomed everyone and thanked them for their continued support in promoting Luderitz Bay not only as a tourist destination but as the new Mecca for wind driven sports.

The wind forecast for Friday is 30 knots. This will mark the 1st day of racing for the 2010 Luderitz Speed Challenge.

Conditions should be perfect to warm up and train, preparing for Monday and Tuesday, which look promising with winds of 40 - 45 knots being forecast. Friday is also Spring Tide - which is at 3.30pm - with high water in the channel - perfect conditions for the Windsurfers.

Competitors are enjoying Luderitz Town, meeting each other and sharing their passion for wind driven sports.