World Records

500 Metre Records
Date Boat Name Skipper / Crew Venue Speed
The World Sailing Speed Record

1972

Crossbow Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 26.30 kts

1973

Crossbow Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 29.30 kts

1975

Crossbow Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 31.10 kts

1975

Crossbow II Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 31.80 kts

1977

Crossbow II Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 33.80 kts

1977

Crossbow II Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 34.40 kts

1980

Crossbow II Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 36.00 kts

1986

Windsurfer Pascal Maka FRA Sotavento, ESP 38.86 kts

1988

Windsurfer Erik Beale GBR Stes.Maries, FRA 40.48 kts

1990

Windsurfer Pascal Maka FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 42.91 kts

1991

Windsurfer Thierry Bielak FRA Stes Maries, FRA 43.06 kts

1991

Windsurfer Thierry Bielak FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 44.66 kts

1993

Windsurfer Thierry Bielak FRA Stes Maries, FRA 45.34 kts

1993

Yellow Pages Simon McKeon AUS Sandy Point, AUS 46.52 kts

2004

Windsurfer Finian Maynard BVI Stes.Maries, FRA 46.82 kts

2005

Windsurfer Finian Maynard BVI Stes.Maries, FRA 48.70 kts

2008

Windsurfer Antoine Albeau FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 49.09 kts

2008

Kite-board Robert Douglas USA Luderitz, NAM 49.84 kts

2008

Kite-board Sebastien Cattelan FRA Luderitz, NAM 50.26 kts

2008

Kite-board Alexandre Caizergues FRA Luderitz, NAM 50.57 kts

2009

Hydroptere Alain Thebault FRA Hyeres, FRA 51.36 kts

2010

Kite-board Alexandre Caizergues FRA Luderitz, NAM 54.10 kts

2010

Kite-board Sebastien Cattalan FRA Luderitz, NAM 55.49 kts

2010

Kite-board Rob Douglas USA Luderitz, NAM 55.65 kts

2012

Vestas Sailrocket 2 Paul Larsen. AUS Walvis Bay NAM 59.23 kts

2012

Vestas Sailrocket 2 Paul Larsen. AUS Walvis Bay NAM 59.37 kts

2012

Vestas Sailrocket 2 Paul Larsen. AUS Walvis Bay NAM 65.45 kts
 2013  Kite-board Alexandre Caizergues FRA  Port St. Louis FRA 56.62 kts
 2015  Windsurfer  Antoine Albeau Lüderitz, NAM  53.27 kts