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Catman record for only 24 hours - Alex Caizergues gets 50.57

Postby d0dja » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:12 am

This went up on Luderitz-speed.com last night


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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).

* Alexandre Caizergues (France) – new outright world speed sailing record of 50.57 knots
(F-One, Ouest Provence, Volkswagen Utilitaires, ION, Placide)

* New outright Netherlands speed sailing record: Rolf van der Vlugt 45.99 knots (Airush, Mystic, Protest, TUDelft, X-tremeboards)
* New outright UK speed sailing record: David Williams 44.78 knots
(Best Kiteboarding, Dead Man clothing, KMS)
* New outright France women’s speed sailing record: Charlotte Consorti 43.53 knots (F-One, Nike, Maui Magic, Baracuda, Weleda)
* New outright Slovenia speed sailing record: Jernej Privsek 41.97 knots
(Jägermeister, Cocta, Kitesfera, Garmin)
* New outright Belgium speed sailing record: Christian Baret 40.87 knots
(Summerwood Guesthouse)
* New outright Netherlands women’s speed sailing record: Katja Roose 37.18 knots (Protest, Maui Magic, Airush)
* New UK women’s kitesurf record: Jemma Grobbelaar 35.61 knots (Flexifoil, Xelerator, Dakine, Arnette, Derevko, Cti, Lizzy, Island Tribe)

These speeds are verified, but are still subject to ratification by the WSSRC.

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Re: Catman record for only 24 hours - Alex Caizergues gets 50.57

Postby OttoB » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:33 am

But who got the honor of reaching the 50knots barrier first sailing? Hydroptere (www.hydroptere.com) within last few days got a new sailing record of 52.86 knots from a previous below 50 knots. Anyways Alex does not hold the world speed record sailing anymore.

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Re: Catman record for only 24 hours - Alex Caizergues gets 50.57

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:40 pm

OttoB wrote:But who got the honor of reaching the 50knots barrier first sailing? Hydroptere (www.hydroptere.com) within last few days got a new sailing record of 52.86 knots from a previous below 50 knots. Anyways Alex does not hold the world speed record sailing anymore.


Are you sure ?

To me it seems like their measured top speed only, and they havent done it on a 500m run :-?

A kitesurfer has achieved 57knots long time ago, as top speed.

In fact, neither Alex nor Sebastian has the official record yet (but I assume it is only a matter of short time till Alex has :D ), but Robert Douglas.

http://www.sailspeedrecords.com/historical-list-of-500-metre-records.html

And it also seems evident (when records approved), that Sebastian will soon be claimed as the first EVER chrushing the 50knot barrier :thumb:

Anyone into the "speed" world who know the status about the different records, and can confirm ?

Kindly, Peter Frank

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Re: Catman record for only 24 hours - Alex Caizergues gets 50.57

Postby stakas » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:29 pm

What kite does he use?
Is it the bandit dos?

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Re: Catman record for only 24 hours - Alex Caizergues gets 50.57

Postby OttoB » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:15 pm

After trying to interpret the french, it looks like u are right - that was the top speed. It sound like they have to see how the run will be over 500m.


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