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BIC TECHNO 293 Europeans 2018 - Highlights

European championship of worlds biggest windsurfing class BIC Techno 293 One design. Fun for all with best 12 on the podium. Summer maybe over for many but the jorney continues ...

Posted by International Techno 293 Class Association on Tuesday, 6 November 2018
BIC TECHNO 293 Europeans 2018 - DAY 6

Week of amazing moments came to an end. Challenging week but, in true spirit of the class not only those 12, who stood on the podium are winners here. Most of participants would like to do it all over again, but for that we need to wait till next championship...

Posted by International Techno 293 Class Association on Saturday, 27 October 2018
Luderitz Speed Challenge returns with high hopes
Posted On:  02/11/2018 09:56:34

The world's fastest windsurfers and kitesurfers will hunt new speed sailing records from October 22nd through November 25th, in Luderitz, Namibia.  The 2018 Luderitz Speed Challenge has returned with high hopes and plenty of well-known faces. The event has been running since 2007.

Bjorn Dunkerbeck, Steve Allen, Chris Bertish, Philippe Bru, Mark Grinnell, Farrel O'Shea, Twan Verseput and Alberto Possati (Windsurfing), as well as Sebastian Cattelan and Martin Carter (Kitesurfing), are some of the stars of this year's showdown.

Pep Bonet will be shooting video and photo alongside Stefan Csaky, but he will also race at Luderitz. The Spaniard hopes to improve his personal best of 44.3 knots set during the 1995 Tarifa World Cup Speed Week.

The speed sailing event is expecting wind to blow on average at 35 knots plus, at least three times a week during the five-week waiting period. Organisers believe that the warm and stable wind will often reach between 40 and 45 knots, and occasionally peak at 50, 55, 60 and maybe 65 knots.

Live Results
The event will feature a state-of-the-art video timing system that will send the riders' speeds at the channel directly to the official website in real-time. The stakes are really high, but the sailors will give their best to improve personal, national, continental, and international records.

Let's not forget that the world's fastest windsurfer is Antoine Albeau with 53.27 knots (98.65 km/h), and the fastest kiteboarder on the planet is Alex Caizergues with 57.97 knots (107.36 km/h).

Namibia's Luderitz and France's Salin-de-Giraud are currently the windiest speed sailing strips on the planet.

2018 Luderitz Speed Challenge | Fastest Confirmed Riders
1. Sebastien Cattelan (FRA) 55.49 knots
2. Mark Grinnell (UK) 51.83 knots
3. Farrel O'Shea (UK) 51.20 knots
4. Bjorn Dunkerbeck (ESP) 51.09 knots
5. Twan Verseput (NED) 50.05 knots

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