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Photoboy
11-16-2012, 11:55 AM
After the promising previous days, everyone felt that the 50 knots barrier break cannot be far.

Today was the 4th race day, and marks the day that mythical 50 knot barrier was smashed !

Records kept tumbling almost with every run this afternoon, and some of the speeds still need to be confirmed by the Time Keeper.



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First, the Swedish Record Holder Anders Bringdal broke the 50 knots barrier twice, with 50.41 and then 50.46 knots improving the world Record on Production Board as well !




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hF9flM1zfs

On Tuesday November 13th, Antoine Albeau broke the windsurf world speed record : 50.59 knots in Luderitz, Namibia.

Anders Bringdal and Antoine Albeau exceeded 50 knots with respectively 50.46 and 50.59 knots on 500 m in windsurfing.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLKpniUlmnw


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After that Antoine Albeau surpassed Anders' performance with 50.62 knots recovering his position of World Record holder in Windsurfing, which was also shortly held by CÚdric Bordes in the afternoon with 49.66 knots.


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http://www.luderitz-speed.com/

Photoboy
11-16-2012, 12:21 PM
http://vimeo.com/48631493

...which brings us to this fine, fine short film: "The Shaper"....

Enjoy!

Photoboy
11-16-2012, 01:30 PM
http://vimeo.com/53582361