Windsurfing World Record Attempt

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Windsurfing Victoria in Australia aim to hold the longest windsurfing race, over 30 km long! More details form the event organisers:

Will the Port Philip downwinder look like this???
Will the Port Phillip downwinder look like this???

Windsurfing Victoria will be holding an attempt for the”Worlds Longest Windsurf Race”* Guinness World Record. The attemptwill be held here, in Melbourne’s scenic Port Phillip Bay.

On the weekend of the 8th/9th February, windsurfers from around the state will be descend on Victoria’s beaches to prove their abilities in the ‘Port Phillip Downwinder’, a gruelling 30km windsurfing endurance race.

Starting at Bonbeach in Melbourne’s South, the course hugs the bay’s scenic eastern coastline, though to its conclusion in St Kilda at the top of the bay.

Spectators will be able to view the action as the windsurfers blast past within 50 metres of the coast at speeds between 20-30 knots.

The sailors will be making close passes near Ricketts South beach in Beaumaris, and Green Point Brighton. They will also be viewable along the length of Beach Road.

This event is not only a first for Melbourne, it’s also the longest of its type in the world! This will test their endurance in ways they never expected.

More information is available form the official Website http://portphillipdw.wix.com/home, www.wv.org.au or email ppdownwinder@gmail.com.

Updates also on Facebook and twitter @portphillipdw

*Guinness WR Claim454145

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