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2 December 2010, 08:42 am
WSSRC Ratifies Outright World Sailing Speed Record
Alex Caizergues
Alex Caizergues in Luderitz

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The World Sailing Speed Record Council has announced the ratification of a new world record for Alex Caizergues (FRA).
Record : World Sailing Speed Record
Venue: Luderitz. Namibia
Name: Alex Caizergues. FRA
Equipment: Kitesurf. Fone Proto. Fone Bandit 4 Kite. 8sq m.
Dates: 12th October 2010.
Course length: 501M
Current: Nil
Start time: 15;38;53.73
Finish time: 15;39;11.73
Elapsed time: 18.00 seconds
Speed: 54.10 knots

Comments: Current record: Hydroptere. 51.36 knots, September 2009.

As there were a number of subsequent claims on the World Record during the month-long Luderitz speed event, the Council will announce them in chronological order as they are ratified. This will give due recognition to each holder, even though it may have only been for a limited period.

The above record is remarkable in that it represents the first sailing craft to achieve 100 km/hr.

Performance Certificate
The WSSR Council has also announced the awarding of Performance Certificate No 33:

Route sailed: Lorient, France to Lorient, Mauritius. Benchmark Monohull time.

Yacht: Jolokia. 50 ft Monohull
Name: Eric Bellion. FRA. Skipper.
Crew: Justine Gaxotte. Nicolas Meisel, David Viguier, Olivier Brisse, Gregory Dunesme, Chloe Henry-Biabaud.
Dates: 8 September to the 15 November 2010.
Start time: 15; 29; 18. UTC 8/09/10
Finish time: 10;36;02. UTC 15/11/10
Elapsed time: 68 days, 19 hours, 6 minutes and 44 seconds

World Sailing Speed Record Council - www.sailspeedrecords.com
ISAF (source: John Reed)
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