Albeau and Bringdal smash the 50 knot barrier

After the promising first few days at Luderitz Speed Challenge, everyone felt that the 50 knot barrier wasn’t far off with some close runs and a new World Record. Finally, on Tuesday, the barrier was broken and records kept tumbling with almost every run.

Antoine Albeau at Speed

Anders Bringdal first broke 50 knots twice on his RS:Racing EVOV, with a 50.41 and then a 50.46 knot run. Antoine Albeau, also on the EVOV, then went one better pushing the record to 50.62 knots, getting his name back in the World Record books. The World Record was also held by Cedric Bordes for a short time that afternoon with 49.66 knots.

Anders Bringdal All Out

Reports say that the wind speed was not ideal during these runs. The question begs: how far can they go if they get even better conditions?

Albeau looking stoked

We look forward to further chapters in the Antoine/Anders battle story and pushing the EVOV to new limits.

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Photo credit: Eric Bellande

Article Credit: NeilPryde

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