Antoine Albeau has burst the windsurfing speed record at Luderitz Speed Challenge 2015, in Namibia. The sailor from France hit 53.27 knots (i.e. 98.65 km/h) and crushed earlier record fixed at 52.05 knots. Wind ‘terms’ improved in a dramatic way in the last days of October, and windsurfers kept arousing the bar in the iconic speed channel.
Albeau has never stopped attempting to improve his own world record. In two days of speed attempts, he made 54 runs. Ten of them were over 50 knots, and six were over 51 knots. Breaking a new record was only a matter of time. Antoine sailed at 52.39 knots over five-hundred meters with winds running at more than forty knots, and at a right angle.
But he was not really alone breaking world speed sailing records. Karin Jaggi (sailing for Greece bareboat charters) is now the fastest female windsurfer on the earth. The lady from Switzerland sailed at 46.31 knots and broke the record fixed by Zara Davis (45.83 knots), in the year 2012.
Meanwhile, the Coast Guard rescued a fifty-nine-year-old man on Saturday from a boat that was sinking in Masonboro Inlet. A twenty-nine feet boat from Coast Guard team the Station Wrightsville Beach got a mayday call at 9:37 a.m. when on patrol. A sixty foot yacht called Somewhere in Time was taking on sea with just one man aboard after the yacht stuck a rock jetty.