Rebuild of the Channel
2015 was the last time the event was going on and within the last 2 years the channel almost dissolved. So we had to rebuild from almost scratch (see pics below). We started in August with the rebuild but had to overcome a lot of difficulties, where nature and equipment was challenging us. Finally we where then able to start the competition in October. I have to say a big thank you to all the helpers/workers which made this difficult task work out well.
Channel layout 2017
All the effort payed of with several National Records, Personal Bests and a WORLD RECORD FOR WOMEN – where Zara Davis proved her talent and scills in Speed Windsurfing and achieved an astonishing 46.49knots on 500m!!!
Twan Verseput with 50.05knots and Rob Hoffmann with 50.01knots achieved a sensational result and are know in the 50knots club!!! This with only 35-40knots of Wind. This proved that the channel was faster then in the past, as the water was flatter and the new angle showed better performances in lighter winds.
|Speed ranking LSC 2017|
|Twan Verseput||NED-127||50.05||PB/Event Winner||Severne||Starboard|
|Mikkel Asmussen||D-3||49.40||NR||Simmer Style||Simmer Style|
|Andy Laufer||GER-93||49.22||PB||North Sails||Fanatic|
|Magnus Bengtsson||SWE-17||48.85||PB||Neil Pryde||Mistral|
|Petter Malmkvist||SWE-7||48.44||PB||Neil Pryde||Mistral|
|Ben Proffitt||K-800||47.94||PB||Simmer Style||Simmer Style|
|Norio Asano||JPN-25||43.95||NR||S2 Maui||Patrik|
|Mitch Wagstaff||SA-1111||39.97||Simmer Style||Simmer Style|
|Zara Davis||K-47||46.49||WR||Simmer Style||Simmer Style|
|Heidi Ulrich||SUI-204||40.04||PB||Neil Pryde||Patrik|
|Mio Anayama||JPN-311||39.06||NR||Maui Sails||Patrik|
|Karo van Tonder||SA-89||38.96||NR||Severne||Patrik|
|Roger Örnvang||SWE-50||44.16||NR Kite|