Monday, October 1, 2007

Fast on water

Sjoukje Bredenkamp Does it Again. Breaks Her Own World Speed Record by More Than a Knot.

South African Kite Speed expert Sjoukje Bredenkamp averaged a world record 39.75 knots in Namibia last week. She had equaled her world record of 38.45 knots earlier in the week, but shattered that mark just a short time later.

The 500 meter course has proven to be very fast so far. The men’s marks bested the precious world record and are getting dangerously close to the outright sailing record.

Manu Taub clocked a 46.08 knot average over the course to be the fourth fastest sailing craft ever. As the second finisher that day, he is just a short .63 of a knot behind the leader and current WR holder Seb Cattelan at 46.71 knots.

The contest runs through the middle of October, so don’t be surprised if we see the outright record broken.