WORLD SPEED RECORD SMASHED
Wednesday October 20th, 2010
WORLD SPEED RECORD SMASHED AT LUDERITZ CHALLENGE
Looks like L’Hydroptere’s place in the Guinness Book of Records has been short lived after its record of 51.36 knots was repeatedly smashed during the 4th Luderitz Speed Challenge in Nambia. The competition is held under the scrutiny of the World Speed Sailing Record Council (WSSRC) and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The winner is the entrant who sets the fastest average speed of a distance of 500 meters.
It was a day for beating personal bests for scores of competitors with 5 reaching velocities of 50 knots and over. With winds of around 40 knots and a new speed channel combining to create perfect conditions it looks like there will be a record number of names added to the Speed Sailing Hall of Fame.
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