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 Post subject: Breaking News: 50,26 knots by Seb Cattelan in Luderitz
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:49 pm 
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:o :o :o

DONE !!

:o :o :o

Check:
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Phil
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 Post subject: Re: Breaking News: 50,26 knots by Seb Cattelan in Luderitz
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:15 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Breaking News: 50,26 knots by Seb Cattelan in Luderitz
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:23 am 
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Subject to WSSRC ratification, Sebastien Cattelan (FRA) has finally broken the magical 50 knots barrier, the holy gral of speed sailing. Accompanied by several high 49 knots runs from himself, Alexandre Caizergues and Jerome Bila (all France) he was the only sailor finally getting to 50.26 knots.

Special attendance was paid to the required water depth, and the organizer in cooperation with the WSSRC commissioner present clearly ensured that the rule was strictly applied.

Full details, pictures and reports can be found at www.luderitz-speed.com


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 Post subject: Re: Breaking News: 50,26 knots by Seb Cattelan in Luderitz
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:34 am 
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wow, that is amazing!!!

Well done Catman! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

This is truly history!

I heard that there is a 1 mio USD prize money for breaking it? Is it true? I hope so!


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 Post subject: Re: Breaking News: 50,26 knots by Seb Cattelan in Luderitz
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:19 am 
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Félicitations!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Breaking News: 50,26 knots by Seb Cattelan in Luderitz
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:23 am 
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Pretty amazing. I remember when Erik Beale was the first to brake the 40k barrier with a windsurfer it seemed then impossible to go much faster. Congratulations to Seb and the common kitesurfing effort.


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 Post subject: Re: Breaking News: 50,26 knots by Seb Cattelan in Luderitz
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:49 am 
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Absolutely amazing.


and I thought I was fast, going downwind ... out of control ... going probably 30, thinking it was 100!


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 Post subject: Re: Breaking News: 50,26 knots by Seb Cattelan in Luderitz
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:57 pm 
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Hai,

Congratulatios to the Catman!
He found the holy grale of speedsailing and that will be remembered because the 50 knot barrier is a "big one".
However one day after Sebastien Cattelan has found the holy grale Alex Caizergues made clear the grale was a challange cup. Alex has topped the 50.26 that is still to be ratified by WSSRC with a best speed of 50.6 knots.

Seems worthwhile to look up http://www.luderitz-speed.com/ every few days.

Sea You: Klaus (c:E


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 Post subject: Re: Breaking News: 50,26 knots by Seb Cattelan in Luderitz
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:30 pm 
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new record :
alex caizergues at 50,57


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 Post subject: Re: Breaking News: 50,26 knots by Seb Cattelan in Luderitz
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:26 am 
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It made front page news in Le Figaro, big French news paper
with a full page article on page 2

here is the PDF and JPEG of that page

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