On the Peninsula in Luderitz in Namibia in the middle of a traditional competition Luderitz Speed Challengе in which participants try to beat the speed record for a sail.
800-meter track in Luderitz is considered the best place in the world for AIDS-sailing, since the wind blowing from the desert (in October – November with speeds up to 60 knots and even more!) drying wind creates perfect conditions for record attempts.
In recent days masters Windsurfing and kiteboarding, who came from all over the world, tried to improve 500-metre stretch of existing records (in Windsurfing Frenchman Antoine Albo in 2015 developed average speed 53,27 node, and kiteboarding in 2010, the American Rob Douglas of 55.65 knots). And I must say, was close to success.
Yesterday in the morning, the Belgian Vincent Valckenaers overcome the 500-meter distance on a Board under sail with an average speed of 53,25 site. Only two hundredths worse record! Well isn’t it a shame?
Fortunately, the Belgian has not stopped. In the evening he again came out at the start – and this time, as reported https://www.sail-world.com passed the 500-meters with an average speed of 53.33 site!
Here are a few videos made in Luderitz in recent days.boardsailingspeed