23 Oct – Speed Challenge Update

Today was a light wind day (in the 20’s), but it was a great introduction for the riders to the canal. The finishing area is wide and long, and instils the confidence needed to cross the finish at full speed. The depth is more than adequate, and we’ll test out windsurfers on it within a few days time.

GenetrixThe wind was very gusty today, and the Genetrix kites helped prevent unnecessary accidents due to unforeseen gusts and lulls mid-run. They handle gusts like no other and have the biggest depower range, which makes them ideal for Luderitz.

The best average speed was 45 knots, with peaks touching 50. The wind is expected to blow stronger tomorrow, so let’s see what speeds the new canal can yield.

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