That’s right, the canal is finally shaped to perfection, the water levels are looking correct, the forecast is pumping, from the perfect angle, and there are some seriously heavy hitters on site. The stars have aligned for what might just be a new age in windsurfing speed world records.
With things currently near perfection we have seen some serious speeds already from the likes of Patrik Diethelm, who by the way seems to have made an under the radar transition on to Sailloft sails from Loft Sails, and Antoine Albeau, who is currently leading this years race.
Patrik Diethelm – 49.79kts
Antoine Albeau – 49.94kts
Looking ahead the forecast promises some seriously heavy conditions which will all kick off in just two days time. With Patrik Diethelm and Antoine Albeau already on the scene it will be these two who will fight hard for new records, however Bjorn Dunkerbeck is also on his way as well and could quite easily cause an upset. But of course every competitor who is on site has a strong chance at having their own perfect run to potentially reach record breaking speeds, we don’t fancy ruling any of these big names out. Lastly, we cannot forget Karin Jaggi, who will not be joined by the likes of Lena Erdil and Zara Davis this year but will instead go for the outright ladies world record attempt on her own.
One such person also missing out is Jurjen Van Der Noord, who seems to fractionally jealous about the coming forecast. When these guys talk about potential record breaking speeds, it’s time to listen. Stay tuned to Boardseeker.com and we will keep you posted on all the latest news from Namibia.