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Luderitz-Speed Challenge

ALEXANDER GONCHAROV

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ALEX GONCHAROV LUDERITZ SPEED CHALLENGE

Alexander Goncharov

Nation: Ukraine

Craft (wind / kite): wind

Where do you live? Kharkov, Ukraine

Your Home spot: Azov sea

Your equipment: sail Loft  board Patrik and starboard fin gasoil mRx

Do you use new gear? Any innovation? No, I use ordinary equipment

Performances reached (please specify if it’s over 500m or top speed): 46,7 kts

Other notable achievements: Ukrainian Record Holder

How long for and the last time you have sailed in speed? During the entire summer when it was possible

Your favourite spot for Speed Sailing? Why?: Luderiz  and Karpathos

Your biggest objective for 2015? 49 kts – 500 м

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) = 53 kts

*female (currently 45.83 kts) = 46 kts.

In kitesurfing?

*male (currently 56.62 kts) = Seb has to exceed it.

 

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

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

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

 

If you have sailed the Lüderitz channel before, in only 3 words, express your feelings when you sail it?

Start (pleasure) passing distance (adrenaline) finish (fear)

 

ALEX GONCHAROV LUDERITZ SPEED CHALLENGE

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