Lüderitz World Record Chase

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Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:38 am

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Sunday October 12th
After the last strong conditions, today the wind was good enough to improve and break some other National Records.
Beginning at 20-25 knots reaching 30-35 knots in the middle of the afternoon.
This 3rd day of race has seen improved conditions with a more stable wind and a shallower wind angle.
The channel has been pumped to increase the level of water as well.
Andrew Redfern, the Fijian who has established the record of his nation on Thursday reaching 36.41 kts in difficult conditions and never stopped improving today until exceeding 40 knots. He has been helped and coached by Anders Bringdal, Farrel O'Shea and Sébastien Cattelan. As Andrew Redfern is leaving us tonight, the new Fijian Record is now 40.87 kts.

Another National Record has been broken today. We saw the Swedish kitesurfer Roger Ornvang pushing it the whole day until achieving 43.19 kts beating his own record from last year which was 41 knots.

The spectators enjoyed a nice battle between the young Dutch Hans Kreisel and his mentor Jacques van der Hout who led the race today with 47.74 kts.

Some of the riders took the opportunity to train in choppy conditions today and test some equipment in the lagoon.

Erik Beale has shown lots of knowledge from his great experience in Speed Sailing using the whole day to test his prototypes which are a combination of a windsurf and kitesurf board adding a cavity fin. The result looks promissing.

Andrea Baldini, Hennie Bredenkamp, Alain de Gendt, Franz Grabner and Martin Toth have been training hard at improving their techniques to get ready for the next strong conditions which looks to come from Wednesday next week.

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Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:39 am

Wednesday October 15th
Andrew Redfern is returning to Fiji with his new record. We welcome South African windsurfer Mark Grinnell and the Namibian Matthias Rottcher!

Lucky draw result: Ole Kjaer, the Danish Kitesurfer has won the Diamond this week!

3 race days completed (8-10-12 October): 17 National Records achieved.
Best performance of the week: Patrik Diethelm who set up a new Italian Record with 51.09 kts (was: 50.49 kts).
Andrew Redfern improved his new record 8 times: 40.87 kts
Martin Toth from Czech Republik, broke his record 3 times: 44.63 kts
Franz Grabner, who achieved the new Austrian Record, improved 4 times: 47.88 kts
The Swedish Kitesurfer Roger Ornvang who was holding the record from last year with 41 kts exceeded with 43 kts: 43.19 kts.
More wind coming...

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Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:45 pm

2014 CHRIS BENZ LÜDERITZ WORLD RECORD CHASE

200 runs have been made today!

Today was the TOP performance day of the 2014 event with 50+Knots performances recorded, as well as many PBs and four country records falling.

Strong 25-35 knot winds were forecast for today and this proved true, however, the angle of the wind only allowed for optimal performances towards the end of the day’s racing.

The fastest speed of the 2014 event was recorded today by Italian Champion Patrik Diethelm registering an impressive new Italian Record of 51.18Knots (actual World Record is 52.05 kts). In fact, Patrik achieved 50Knots+ speeds almost four times consecutively – he was in unbeatable form.


Three other National Records fell; Ex- German and once again German Champion, Christian Bonermann with a new record of 48.82Knots, Denis Vladimirov with a new Russian Record of 47.67Knots (broke it 3 x!) and Zoran Jovanovic with the new Serbian Record of 39.4Knots (done in Kitesurfing).


​The Belgium Alain de Gendt has also broken a record today in “Production Board” category of his country: 46.66 kts.

Many excellent Personal Bests were also recorded today;

Jim Cloarec (France) who started the day with 46.20kts and ended with a superior 48.33Knots, 90s legend, Thierry Bielak (France) destroyed his all-time best with an excellent 48.02 knots having started the day with his PB from his 1993 record (45.34 kts), Raffaello Gardelli (Sweden) started with 44.92 and ended with and 46.78Knots, Pierre Blasini (Corsica) started with a relatively slow speed of 38.09kts and finally registered a superb PB of 45.28Knots! Other impressive PBs were recorded by Alain Moutauzou (France) with 45.51Knots, Yann Coadic with a fast 47.55 Knots. Newcomer to the speed sailing world and wave riding superstar, Chris Bertish (South Africa) achieved an impressive final speed of 42.73kKnots.

DAY 8 in Lüderitz at this remarkable canal and spot, the day’s exciting racing changed lead several times! Grabbing the lead initially was Jim Cloarec (France), then Raffaello Gardelli (Sweden), Thierry Bielak (France), then Christian Bornemann (Germany) with a new national record and finally, TOP performer of the day, as well as the entire 2014 event, Patrik Diethelm (Italy).

DAY 8 has provided some of the best and top performances of the 2014 event despite not optimal conditions and thus proves once again that the channel created by Sebastien Cattelan, the first man to smash the 50Knots+ barrier, to be THE best spot on the world speed sailing circuit.

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