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ALAIN DE GENDT

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Alain De Gendt

Nation: Belgium

Craft (wind / kite):Windsurf

Where do you live? Antwerp-Belgium

Your Home spot: Zeeland

Sponsors: LOFTSAILS-PC2-RRD Belgie-MIZU-BLACK EYE-iFINS-LIP Sunglasses

Your equipment: LOFTSAILS Speedblades 2016, PC2 39

Do you use new gear? Any innovation? New Coating M300

Performances reached (please specify if it’s over 500m or top speed): 47.40Kts Average 500

Other notable achievements: IFCA Worldchampion 2005, Belgian record Mile and Serieboards

How long for and the last time you have sailed in speed? Last session was in LAFranqui last week.

Your favourite spot for Speed Sailing? Why? Luderitz canal, because it’s simply unique! I love the tunnelvision it creates!!!!!!

Your biggest objective for 2015? 48 kts average and peek over 50kts

In your opinion, what speed can be achieved in windsurfing this year considering the best conditions and the 2015 riders list?

*male (currently 52.05 kts) = 54-55Kts

*female (currently 45.83 kts) = 47,50 Kts

In kitesurfing?

*male (currently 56.62 kts) = 57-58

In your opinion, what are the most important criteria to achieve top performances?

Score: 1 – 5 / 1 = very important & 5 = less important

  • Training 3
  • Equipment 1
  • Sailor 2
  • Wind conditions 1
  • Type of water / stretch of water 1111111111

 

If you have sailed the Lüderitz channel before, in only 3 words, express your feelings when you sail it? Thrilling, Euforia and most of all ADDICTIF

ALAIN DE GENDT LUDERITZ SPEED CHALLENGE

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