Anders Bringdal breaks the Swedish Speed Sailing record

November 5, 2011 | Windsurfing
Anders Bringdal: too windy for nice photographs

Anders Bringdal has just broken the Swedish Speed Sailing record, in Luderitz, Namibia. The windsurfers reached 47.30 knots in the 500-metre race attempt.

Bringdal got the most out of the 55 knots of wind available in Luderitz and even reached the 50.7 knots' mark in peak speed. The Swedish rider is raising the level of speed windsurfers and is keeping the battle against kitesurfers alive.

The organizers of the 2011 Luderitz Speed Challenge have digged the ultimate speed trench to extend the boundaries of speed sailing. The new channel is deeper and wider than the previous one, making it suitable for windsurfers to establish new records.

Sailors are racing in extreme conditions and with very low water levels. Any mistake can be dangerous, but everything has been fine in the first windy days.

Kitesurfers are trying to reach the 60 knots and there's still time to break world records in all speed sailing classes.