Friday, March 14, 2008

New World Speed Sailing Record

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):

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