Speedsailing Record Attempt Walvis Bay 2006

The weather surprised us again with a nice 25 knots average day and a good angle on the sandbar, giving some more sailors the possibility to join the 40 knots club.

Alain de Gendt set a new Belgium record, closely reaching the appropriate margin with 40.15 knots on his production Missile XS. Nick Vardalachos improved his own Greek record, set just two weeks ago, to 40.41 knots. Also new in the 40 knots club is Frank Stein from Namibia with 40.41 knots.

Maaike Kallenborn achieved a new personal best with 36.48 knots but unluckily missed the appropriate margin to get it accepted as a new womens production board record, so her record is still standing at 36.45 knots.

All records are subject to WSSRC ratification.

Full results from yesterday:
Alessandro: 40.92 knots new personal best !
Nick: 40.41 knots new personal best !
Frank: 40.41 knots new personal best !
Alain: 40.15 knots new personal best !
Thomas: 39.81 knots
Nigel: 39.42 knots
Christian: 39.11 knots new personal best !
Manu: 39.04 knots
Rob: 38.00 knots
Juergen: 37.53 knots
Maaike: 36.48 knots new personal best !

The forecast is still not looking  good, but as it changes permanently we have still hope for the remaining few days. Stay tuned !



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