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Boris Vujasinovic

Nation: Croatia

Craft (wind / kite): Windsurfer

Where do you live? Reno, Nevada, USA

Your Home spot: Pyramid Lake

Sponsors: AADB, Patrik, JRV Windsurfing

Your equipment: Patrik and custom speed boards, Loft and Neil Pryde sails, mXr and Gasoil fins

Do you use new gear? Any innovation? Yes, new custom speed board and Loft Speed Blade sails this year.

Performances reached (please specify if it’s over 500m or top speed): 46.51 kt 500m, 48.72 kt top speed.

Other notable achievements: Croatian Speed Sailing Record

How long for and the last time you have sailed in speed? I started speed sailing in 2010 when I found out about gps-speedsurfing. Now speed is my favorite windsurfing discipline and I try to do it every chance I get.

Your favourite spot for Speed Sailing? Why? Luderitz channel for unbelievable speeds and setting that makes it feel surreal. Also, Pyramid Lake, Nevada. Crazy gusts and not so easy conditions makes it very challenging and adrenaline rush every time.

Your biggest objective for 2015? To have a blast sailing in the channel.

In your opinion, what speed can be achieved in windsurfing this year considering the best conditions and the 2015 riders list? This year we will have some of the best riders in all disciplines so I think if conditions are the best it can be, we will see new world records in all disciplines.

*male (currently 52.05 kts) =52.5

*female (currently 45.83 kts) =48

In kitesurfing?

*male (currently 56.62 kts) =56.9

In your opinion, what are the most important criteria to achieve top performances?  For top performance, everything has to come together perfectly.

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

  • Training 2
  • Equipment 2
  • 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? Me crazy lucky



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