Monday, December 7, 2009

Smoking Fast! 50.98 knots on 500m

Place : Luderitz, Namibia
Date : November 14th 2009
Alex Caizergues, sponsored by Ouest Provence, F One kiteboarding, Volkswagen Utilitaires and AlpEnergie
New Kitespeed World Record : 50.98 knots on 500m
Images from Band Originale for Volkswagen Utilitaires

Frenchman Alex Caizergues (F One) has broken the world kiteboarding speed record with an incredible speed of 50.98 knots, breaking his previous world record of 50.57. Rob Douglas (Cabrinha) also set a new American outright speed sailing record with an equally impressive time of 50.95 knots — just three one hundredths of a knot shy of Caizergues.