November 23rd, 2019
But there was no record …
Last Tuesday, foreign sailing sites (followed by us) reported that during the traditional Luderitz Speed Challenge competitions in Namibia, a new world record was set: Belgian Vincent Valkeners covered a 500-meter distance on a sailboard at an average speed of 53.33 knots !
Alas, Walkeners did not go on record for long. This morning, the same foreign sailing sites reported that there was no record. The judges of the Luderitz Speed Challengé rechecked the video of the race, after which they clarified the result of the Belgian: in fact, the Walkeners covered the distance with an average speed of 53.25.
And, therefore, the Frenchman Antoine Albot's record – 53.27 knots, established in 2015, withstood.
About how Walkeners reacted to the decision of the judges, foreign sites do not report.
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