DAY 9: New National Record!

Despite only 25-30 knots of wind but with a smooth water surface, Patrik Diethelm (Italy) once again delivered the top speed of the day with 48.77 kts! Utilising a 6.3m sail, Patrik feels that the World Record of 52.05 knots can definitely be improved with bigger equipment.

He will push his performance limits even further next year …

Thierry Bielak (France) the 90s legend, began the day with a leading speed of 46.69 kts, shortly pursued by his fellow team-mate Yann Coadic (France) who reached 46.31 kts, twice.

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Martyn Ogier (UK) then pushed the bar higher with 46.91 kts.

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Just after Thierry Bielak achieved his top speed of the day, the new Serbian Record Holder, Zoran Jovanovic, further improved his country’s record twice, and finally ending the day with a new Serbian Record of 40.31 kts.

The 2014 event’s closing ceremony will take place at the Lüderitz Nest Hotel’s fabulous Crayfish Bar & Lounge tomorrow, Saturday 01 November.

Until then…

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