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New Records Set at the 2012 Luderitz Speed Challenge

The Luderitz Speed Challenge has turned the water speed strip in Namibia into a real speedway. Some of the best riders from across the world have achieved impressive performances this year.

Swedish athlete Anders Bringdal has set a new world speed windsurfing record on production board with 48.57 knots. The women’s speed windsurfing record on production board was also set this year by Zara Davis from the UK. The current world slalom windsurfing champ, Antoine Albeau, has established a new world speed windsurfing record with 49.41 knots in just 38 knots of wind.

Apart from these world records, several other national records were established. Lena Aylin Erdil broke the female Turkish record several times by speeding with 41.53 knots. Farrel O'Shea beat the UK record twice, with 46.15 knots. Patrick Diethelm set a new Swiss record with 46.29 knots. Christian Bornemann established a new German record in windsurfing with 43.93 knots.

All of these rides, as well as the other participants at the 2012 Luderitz Speed Challenge have managed to take speed sailing to a whole new level.