Martyn Ogier, from Guernsey, was another top rider and talented speedsailor to take on the might of the Luderitz canal. Martyn managed a top speed of 45.17 knots in the tricky conditions this year, but we're sure he and all the others could have really pushed their numbers with a little more wind.
Follow Martyn's journey to Luderitz and his time there in the video below:
We cannot help wondering how much faster the Brits could go next year, if the conditions come through. Or even if they could be breaking some more records in the near future at our home speed strip of West Kirby. With the likes of Farrel O'Shea, Zara Davis, Ian Richards and more all here and going faster and faster, 2014 certainly looks like it will be a year to remember for speedsailing!
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