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Luderitz Speed Challenge 2010 In Namibia

Since its inception the Luderitz Speed Sailing Challenge has been breaking records, however, the 2010 Lüderitz Speed Challenge will be the first event in the history of speed sailing to include the three different sailing disciplines - Boat, Windsurf and Kitesurfing.

Wairarapa Weekend

Sat 17 Apr 2010 - Sun 18 Apr 2010
Lake Ferry, Wellington

Wave sail on the coast, freeride on the lake, or just relax for a weekend at Lake Ferry. http://wwa.org.nz/ for details

Wellington Slalom / GPS

Sat 27 Feb 2010 (All day)
Wellington

Slalom, fun racing and GPS speed sailing. Check http://wwa.org.nz/ for details

Windsurfing speed sailing videos

Speed sailing in New Zealand


CWA Speed Trophy

Wed 1 Apr 2009 - Wed 31 Mar 2010
Anywhere

Any location in NZ as long as CWA member .
- Contest season runs from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010
- The only requirements are having a GPS unit that data can be downloaded from.
- The results used for 2008/2009 season will be an average of an individuals 5 fastest days times - (only the fastest time from each day.) (Any draw , fastest individual time will be used, then the next fastest & so one .)
Positional data will be used still as opposed to doppler , as many people still use older GPS units (For software calculated speed).

Windsurfing options - there are more than you think!

  • Techno 293 - the 'junior' Olympic class, the ideal entry for young sailors. The skills learned here will set kids up for any kind of windsurfing, and of course there's always the possibility of yet another Olympic medal
  • RS:X Olympic - the current Olympic class board on which Tom Ashley won the Beijing Olympic Gold in 2008

l’Hydroptère sets new record for the 500 and 1000m

l’Hydroptère, the French foiling trimaran became the fastest yacht on the planet yesterday, setting a new record for the 500 metre mark of 51.36 knots, thus beating the previous record set by kitesurfer Alex Caizergues who held the previous record of 50.57kts set in Namibia last year.

Kite surfer's don't qualify for speed sailing title

Now the members of the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) must have been listening, because their bosses, the International Sailing Federation(ISAF), have since confirmed that kite-powered craft do not qualify as a sailing boats for the purposes of being the 'fastest performance under sail.' more http://www.sail-world.com/cruising/index.cfm?nid=51142&rid=11

Outright Speed Sailing World Record: Windsurfing & Kiteboarding associations join forces

The International Speed Windsurfing Class (ISWC) and the International Kiteboarding Class Associstion (IKA) both officially acknowledge kiteboarders as rightful speed sailing outright world record holders. Kiteboards fully qualify under the ISAF Equipment Rules of Sailing and the WSSRC rulebook for the outright record.

Kiteboarders break 50 knot barrier

Yesterday the Lüderitz Speed Challenge saw Sebastien Cattelan of France become the first human being to sail at more than 50 knots (93kph) – a world record he held for only 24 hours before compatriot Alexandre Caizergues snatched it away with not one but three runs over 50 knots – reaching a top speed of 50.57 knots (93.65kph).

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