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French kitesurfer Alexandre Caizergues breaks 100 km/h

54,10 knots : the new absolute speed sailing record in Namibia

mercredi 13 octobre 2010Christophe Guigueno

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On Tuesday, the french kitesurfer Alexandre Caizergues has beaten the absolute speed sailing record Record #sailingrecord with 54,10 knots (100,19 km/h) over the 500 metters of the Luderitz channel in Namibia. By the way he improves l’Hydroptère previous record Record #sailingrecord of 51,36 knots.

The action took place during the Luderitz speed Challenge in Namibia. Alex Caizergues who work all the year for this record Record #sailingrecord was sailing his 8 m2 wing.

With this fabulous run, he gets back a record Record #sailingrecord he broke in 2008 with 50,57 knots.

Alexandre Caizergues : « It’s great. I feel like I have done something incredible. I knew I was able to get back the absolute record but to be able to be so fast… We had great conditions in the fantastic spot in Namibia. But I still have power under my feet. I am sure we can go faster in the next weeks.

- Source T.Blondel /

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