The current fastest UK speed sailor for 2014, Jim Crossley (K33), rounds up our title contenders series for the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge. Having already featured Jurjen van der Noord, Anders Bringdal and fellow Brit Zara Davis, the cool headed Crossley concludes our series as conditions begin to improve for a chance of racing to begin today. Stay tuned to our daily updates right here on boardseekermag.com.
Vital stats: Age-39, Height-5’9″, Weight-88kg
Years windsurfing? 31
Top 3 career highlights?
1- Breaking into the world top 10 GPS rankings
2- 2013 3rd Weymouth speed,
3- 2014 1st Southend speed
Max – 47 knots@Southend
Average – 45knots@West Kirby
500m – 44.3knots@Southend
Equipment set-up you achieved your top speed on? 42cm Moo custom, North 5.2 warp, Select 21cm
Current sponsors? Fanatic/North Sails, Select Fins, Puravida Boardriders
Where have you been training over the winter? In the UK and Fuerteventura (2 weeks)
Do you think you can break the world speed record? Not likely