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Lüderitz Speed Challenge 2019

Lüderitz Speed Challenge 2019

Period: Oct 21 - Dec 1, 2019
Location: Lüderitz, Namibia

The Lüderitz Speed Challenge is an official Speed Record Chase for Windsurfers and Kitesurfer approved by the: WSSRC – World Sailing Speed Record Council.

The event is held at the southern end of the 1x7 km lagoon west of Lüderitz, where between August and March every year there is a consistent, strong wind, blowing from the south at the perfect angle of 140 degrees to the sailing course. In the first, 2007 edition of the event, participants sailed over a curved course. For the second edition, in 2008, a straight course was created by digging along the shore, providing also a very uniform water depth over the entire run. Performance was further enhanced by placing sandbags upwind of the run,and by using temporary wood “chop killers” that reduce the chop caused by the Lüderitz 40 knots (74 km/h) to 50 knots (93 km/h) winds. The total course length is 800m, including the launching and slow-down phases, before and after the 500m official WSSRC distance.

The fastest riders in the world will be present in 2019. The opening period is between the 21st of October and 1st of December. For more details, please visit the official website.