Windsurfing World Record Attempt: Day 3

Even though the forecast has announced only moderate wind, riders were really motivated to hit the gusts again today! Windsurfing World Record attempts yielded many National Records!

The atmosphere was unusually peaceful – this group of competitors are really enjoying the conditions and the event, without hesitating to put their hands into the sand to help achieve the common objective: break records.

Matthias Röttcher

Matthias Röttcher

The current speed windsurfing Namibian record holder Matthias Röttcher watched the event in the media and decided to take his 4×4 across the desert to join us early this morning and take the chance to claim a new record! After testing the channel he improved his existing record of 41.44 kts to 42.32 kts.

Windsurfers from all over the world are following the event and are starting to realize that the Luderitz Speed Challenge is one of the biggest opportunities for them to be in the speed sailing limelight together with boats & kitesurfers.

The international support to riders and organisers is unbelievable. Encouragement from all corners of the world is streaming in.

On day 3, Zara Davis was again the 1st to jump into the water, and it is paying off: thanks to her we open the race every day by celebrating a new record, and thereafter it does not stop!

Zara Davis

Antoine Albeau was leading the day with 48.57 kts but Anders Bringdal went further with 48.60 kts, improving the World Windsurfing Record on production board, and claiming the new Swedish Record.

Anders Bringdal

Dieter Gerichhausen again beat the German record in Windsurfing with 44.01 kts, but – like yesterday – was followed by Christian Bornemann who was faster still, ending with a new German record with 44.41 kts.

Their German team mate Christian Benzing went faster in less wind today and come closer with 42.81kts!

Patrick Diethelm went faster in less wind with 46.55kts, improving his Swiss Record from yesterday.

Lena Aylin Erdil improved her Turkish record with 42.6 kts.

Cédric Bordes managed to reach the 3rd best speed of the day with 47.83 kts.

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