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EPIC THURSDAY – Records a plenty !

Sebastien Cattelan, actual French Record Holder, after breaking twice the World Record and becoming the 1st man to 50 knots did it again with 55.49 knots. Few minutes after, he has been followed by Rob Douglas, the american who reached another World Record with 55.65 knots.

The wind blew up to 45 knots today and the organisers decided to build a retaining wall after the finish of the run to keep the water in at low tide. This paid huge dividends today and many records were smashed !

Fabrice the time keeper has checked these speeds, but not the WSSRC yet. He asked that we state: Demands of speed records under sail, are subject to the official ratification by ISAF/WSSRC.

Rob Douglas is the new Outright Record holder with 55.65 knots.

Rob Douglas

Rob Douglas. Photo by Adrien Freville – www.byadrienfreville.fr

Sebastien Cattelan is the new record holder of France and Europe with 55.49 (1st to 55 knots). He held the outright for 1 hour before Rob improved upon it.

Sebastien Cattelan

Sebastien Cattelan. Photo by Adrien Freville – www.byadrienfreville.fr

Charlotte Consorti did 48.5 on the display, followed 30 minutes later by Sophie Routboul with 48.64 speed. Sophie could only do 2 runs as she has a broken hand.

Charlotte went back out later and did 50.43. The first lady over 50 knots !!!
Charlotte Consorti

Charlotte Consorti. Photo by Adrien Freville – www.byadrienfreville.fr

  • 3rd Alex Caizergues with 54.93 (France)
  • 4th Sebatien Salerno with 54.28 (France)
  • 5th Sylvain Hoceini with 52.90 (France)
New Records Set:
  • New South African record set by Basil Cambanis with 50.72 knots.
  • New Namibian record set by Stefan Metzger with 48.57 knots.
  • New Solvinian record set by Jernej Privsek with 46.60 knots.

Taro Niehaus had 50.59, he beat the SA record few days ago with 50.60 knots.

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