Congratulations to Frenchman pro windsurfer Antoine Albeau, who has broken the world speed sailing record by windsurfing 49.09 knots at a man-made channel in Saintes–maries–de–la–mer, France. To get a sense of how fast we're talking about, drive 55mph on the highway, and Antoine would be passing you on his board! Here is an interview with Albeau and a report from Starboard, his board sponsor. And here are some videos....
The Day Antoine Albeau broke the record:
Video of Finian Maynard (hailing from the British Virgin Islands), the previous world record holder:
Spectacular speed crashes (WARNING: It will make your body ache just watching this):