15/11/2017, Namibia – After a year off and’ started on 16 October and lasts’ still until 26 November the Luderitz Speed Challenge 2017. So far, the conditions were not so’ as in previous editions and so far have not yet beaten the absolute record 2015. To roll out their own are missing, riders who within days two years ago had eaten speed records’ with each other: Antoine Albeau (RRD, NeilPryde, Garmin, Quiksilver, PNJ Cam.com, Chris Benz, Ford, Orange, Yamaha WaveRunners), Anders Bringdal and Patrik Diethelm (Patrik Boards, Sailloft).
On the other hand the big names are not lacking, starting from evergreen Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard, Severne Sails, Ocean Earth, Red Bull, Gopro, DunkerbeckEyewear, Chris Benz, Camp David, Siam Park, surfbd.com).
News’ This year the presence, among others, a sponsor Italian, D-Lab which is a Sports Medical Center in which it’ skeletal muscle MRI available from unique and new applications.
The day with the wind best so far and’ been to Wednesday’ 15 November in which some riders could finally join the club of “50 nodes”STI on 500 meters. Among them were Robert Hofmann (Starboard, Loft Sails) but’ you and’ signed up for this race with his German passport.
Another new entry in Luderitz Miriam Rasmussen (Loftsails, CHRIS BENZ Watches, ZULU FINS, Unifiber Windsurfing Equipment, GlideSoul, Surfers.no) that established the new Norwegian national record and’ become the fourth woman more’ fast in the world.
Has reached 50 nodes such as speed’ maximum but not as media on 500 meters also Ben Proffitt (Simmer Style, O’Shea, Funsports, Gul) riding the new Board boards shaped by Italian Green called Daemon Simmer Aurelio speed.
Please note that the Luderitz Speed Challenge and’ a race but a record attempt, that is, each rider is confronted with himself to reach maximum speed’ possible but without being in competition against each other. And here are the official results of this day:
21 competitors started, 205 runs
rank sail name [s] [km/h] [knots]
1 NED-127 Twan Verseput 19.469 92.64 50.02
2 ENG-11 Robert Hofmann 19.475 92.61 50.01
3 GER-93 Andreas Laufer 19.817 91.01 49.14
4 GER-2 Gunnar Asmussen 19.858 90.82 49.04
5 K-81 Farrel O´Shea 19.910 90.59 48.91
6 D-3 Mikkel Asmussen 19.947 90.42 48.82
7 E-11 Björn Dunkerbeck 20.147 89.52 48.34
8 K-33 Jim Crossley 20.491 88.02 47.53
9 RSA-321 Mark Grinnell 20.667 87.27 47.12
10 SWE-14 Magnus Bengtsson 20.761 86.87 46.91
11 K800 Ben Proffitt 20.779 86.80 46.87
12 UKR-873 Alexandr Goncharov 21.265 84.82 45.80
13 ITA-107 Alberto Possati 21.562 83.65 45.17
14 GER-77 Christian Benzing 21.966 82.11 44.34
15 SWE-7 Petter Malmkvist 22.440 80.37 43.40
1 K-47 Zara Davis 22.076 81.70 44.11
2 NOR-17 Miriam Rasmussen 22.685 79.51 42.93
photo: Luderitz Speed Challenge 2017, Björn Dunkerbeck, Robert Hofmann, Alberto Possati, Ben Proffitt, Miriam Rasmussen, Zara Davis
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