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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz is ready to break new records
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:53 pm 
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Vestas just came in at 59.23 knot average (not confirmed yet), so the kiters have their work cut out!


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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz is ready to break new records
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:34 pm 
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BudhaNl wrote:
Vestas just came in at 59.23 knot average (not confirmed yet), so the kiters have their work cut out!


THAT is hauling ASS!!!

good times, I have felt for a long time that an edged board just wont go fast enough, mini race type boards that ride flat, that could be insane!


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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz is ready to break new records
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:24 pm 
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/others ... cord.html#


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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz is ready to break new records
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:01 am 
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The Sailrocket team mentioned winds of 28 knots at Walvis Bay on the day they set the record.

http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Ves ... it!/103850

At the trench the highest by the windsurfers was as soon as the trench opened for business when one of them reached 48.45 knots in a wind that was dying. That would suggest the wind was around 35 to 38 knots at the trench at that time.

So the speeds being set are not in extreme winds. There may be higher winds to come, according to the Luderitz forecast.

http://www.luderitz-speed.com/luderitz/ ... &Itemid=85


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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz is ready to break new records
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:10 pm 
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New World Record in windsurfing: Antoine Albeau did 50.78 kts
Anders Bringdal did 50.62 kts!
New Female World Record in Windsurfing for Zara Davis UK with 45.83 kts
A record day and still going :o :o


Kitespeed next week :thumb: :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz is ready to break new records
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:54 pm 
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Albeau has now moved the record up to 51.69 knots (to be confirmed).

Bringdal has done 51.34, so its a close battle between the two with Bringdal being the first to get into the 50's and Albeau usually slightly ahead.

http://en-gb.facebook.com/luderitzspeedchallenge


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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz is ready to break new records
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:34 pm 
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Anders Bringdal did exectly the same speed than Antoine Albeau!! 51.34 kts!
Lena managed to reach 45.74kts. 0,1 kts from the world record in windsurfing!
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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz is ready to break new records
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:16 pm 
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The new Top Dawg's
59.23 knots run



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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz is ready to break new records
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:34 pm 
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The new Top Dawg's
59.23 knots run



Amazing !

Even more fantastic than top speed, is the record for the best average sailing speed to average wind speed ratio, where I believe the Vestas are way ahead of everyone else :thumb:

The "efficiency" so to speak 8)

:D Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz is ready to break new records
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:49 pm 
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Even more fantastic than top speed, is the record for the best average sailing speed to average wind speed ratio, where I believe the Vestas are way ahead of everyone else :thumb:


Yeah. It would seem there is still huge unrealized potential in this design - just a matter of balancing the aerodynamics so the thing stays on the water.

The flamingos seemed completely unimpressed however. :roll:


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