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7 December 2010, 02:42 pm
WSSRC Ratifies Outright and Women's World Sailing Speed Record
Charlotte Consorti
Charlotte Consorti in Luderitz

WSSRC News

The World Sailing Speed Record Council has announced the ratification of a new world record for Charlotte Consorti (FRA), a new outright world record for Sebastian Cattalan (FRA) and a new Performance Certificate for a benchmark time from Bermuda to Newport.
Record : World Sailing Speed Record
Venue: Luderitz. Namibia
Name: Charlotee Consorti. FRA
Equipment: Kitesurf. Fone Custom. 6sqm Fone Bandit Kite.
Dates: 28 October 2010.
Course length: 501M
Current: Nil
Start time: 16;13;20.41
Finish time: 16;13;39.72
Elapsed time: 19.31 seconds
Speed: 50.43 knots
Corrected for current: N/A
Comments: Previous record: Sjoukje Bredenkamp RSA, 45.20 kts.

Charlotte is the first women to have exceeded 50 kts

The WSSR Council also announces the ratification of a new World Record:

Record : World Sailing Speed Record
Venue: Luderitz. Namibia
Name: Sebastien Cattalan. FRA
Equipment: Kitesurf. Xcelerator Custom. Genetrix 9 sqm
Dates: 28 October 2010.
Course length: 501M
Current: Nil
Start time: 13;56;22;01
Finish time: 13;56;39;56
Elapsed time: 17.55 seconds
Speed: 55.49 knots

Comments: Previous record: Alex Caizergues FRA. 54.10 kts, 12 October 2010, Luderitz

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.


Performance Certificate
The WSSR Council has also announced the awarding of Performance Certificate No 34:

Performance: Bermuda to Newport. Benchmark time.
Yacht: "il mostro" 70 ft Monohull.
Name: Brad Jackson. NZL, and 7 crew.
Dates: 23/24 June 2010.
Start time: 03;28;43 UTC
Finish time: 21;32;12. UTC
Elapsed time: 42 hours 3 minutes and 29 seconds
Distance: 635 M
Average speed: 15.1 Kts


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