Sebastien Cattelan and Sophie Routaboul the 2 organizers of this amazing records factory in Luderitz delivered the 2013 edition: Chris Benz World Record Race had 18 different nationalities competing and produced better performances in lighter wind conditions. The channel for this year's event was further improved in length, width and better angle. A total of 36 records from 11 nations were broken.
This Speed Challenge has proved year on year to be the most efficient place for numerous riders to achieve new records which now total 64 National and 11 World Records.
The only place now where you can see the Legends of Windsurfing such as Bjorn Dunkerbeck, Antoine Albeau and Anders Bringdal, together defying the elements and competing to be the fastest in the world, is in Luderitz, Namibia.
21times World champion and current World Record Holder in Windsurfing Antoine Albeau was leading the race with 50.07 kts in light conditions but was surpassed by Swede Anders Bringdal, World Record Holder on a production board who reached 50.43 kts.
Zara Davis (UK), World Record Holder in Windsurfing, once again performed very well by reaching the best speed in Windsurfing female ranking with 43.77 kts.
The French Kitesurfer, organizer and double World Record Holder Sebastien Cattelan, reached the best overall performance this year with 55.36 kts. He was really close to breaking the World Record again this year; his co-organiser and partner Sophie Routaboul, who achieved the best performance in Kitesurfing (ladies) with an impressive 45.44 kts
At the 2012 event, Dutch Jurjen Van der Noord was the revelation and at this year's event, Hans Kreisel, also from the Netherlands impressed everyone with his performances. He is also one of the youngest sailors.