LÜDERITZ SPEED CHALLENGE 2014
06 October to 02 November
TO DATE: 11 WORLD & 64 NATIONAL RECORDS!
|ALAIN DE GENDT||WIND||BELGIUM||Previous Multiple Belgian Record 500m /Belgian Record NM /ISA WorldChamp. Speed 2006|
|OLE KJAER||KITE||DANISH||Danish Record|
|HANS KREISEL||WIND||DUTCH||2nd Dutch ranking|
|JACQUES VAN DER HOUT||WIND||DUTCH||Nautical Mile GPS world record/Actual. 1st on GPS|
|FARREL O SHEA||WIND||ENGLISH||British Record|
|MARTYN OGIER||WIND||BRITISH||Vice World Champion in Speed 2010|
|ALAIN MONTAUZOU||WIND||FRENCH||2nd participation in Lüderitz|
|PIERRE BLASINI||WIND||FRENCH||1st participation in Lüderitz|
|JEAN MICHEL CLOAREC||WIND||FRENCH||1st participation in Lüderitz|
|CHRISTOPHE RICHAUD||WIND||FRENCH||2nd participation in Lüderitz|
|SEBASTIEN CATTELAN||KITE||FRENCH||2 x World Record / 2 x World Champion|
|CHRISTIAN BORNEMANN||WIND||GERMAN||2nd Speed German ranking / prev. record holder|
|ALBERTO POSSATI||WIND||ITALIAN||3rd Speed Italian ranking|
|ANDREA BALDINI||WIND||ITALIAN||European Speed Champion|
|MATTHIAS ROTTCHER||WIND||NAMIBIAN||Namibian Record in Windsurfing|
|DENIS VLADIMIROV||WIND||RUSSIA||Russian Record|
|HENNIE BREDENKAMP||WIND||STH AFRICAN||Previous record holder|
|MARK GRINNELL||WIND||STH AFRICAN||South African Record in Windsurfing|
|ANDERS BRINGDAL||WIND||SWEDISH||Swedish Record / Winner of 2013 Event|
|ROGER ORNVANG||KITE||SWEDISH||Swedish Record in Kitesurfing|
|RAFFAELLO GARDELLI||WIND||SWEDISH||2nd participation in Lüderitz|
|ANDREW REDFERN||WIND||FIDJI||1st participation in Lüderitz|
|PATRICK DIETHELM||WIND||SWISS||WSSR >10m2 Speed Record 49.7knt 2012|
|REMO DIETHELM||WIND||SWISS||Swiss Record|
|MARTIN TOTH||WIND||CZECH||1st participation in Lüderitz|
|ERIC BEALE||WIND||BRITISH||World Record:1st to reach 40 kts(1988)|
|FRANZ GRABNER||WIND||AUSTRIAN||Austrian Record – Nautical mile record|
|CHRIS BALLOIS||KITE HANDI||FRENCH||1st participation in Lüderitz|
|CHRIS BERTISH||WIND||STH AFRICAN||Maverick’s Big Waves winner/1st participation|
|YANN COADIC||WIND||FRENCH||1st participation in Lüderitz|
|THIERRY BIELAK||WIND||FRENCH||3 x World Record (1991-1993)|
|LENA ERDIL||WIND||TURKISH||Turkish Record|
|MARC AVELLA||KITE||SPANISH||Spanish Record Holder|
|ZORAN JOVANOVIC||KITE||SERBIAN||1st participation in Lüderitz|
This year, 20 riders (max per week) will fight to break National & World Records. It will further push performance limits.
Like in previous years, Research & Development of the canal continues to improve year on year due to relevant feedback from competitors and maximizing the canal’s conditions. The result? Faster speeds in less wind!
The spirit of this unique event is to share, learn and compete in a Community. This country is exactly the area where this atmosphere is largely felt everywhere. Performance & Collectivity is our aim.
The adventure is experienced on all fronts.
Lüderitz and Namibia has become a place which has revolutionized our sport. It has inspired the speed industry all over the World and has pushed other events and grown the interest in our sport in general.
Each year, our Community of speed riders with Legends and numerous Record Holders promote the sport and share their passion and skills with the local children. In this wonderful and unique union, event after annual event, a special relationship has formed joining two very different worlds.
We are convinced that the 2014 Event will be equally if not more exciting and exhilerating than previous Lüderitz Speed Challenge Events.