• Max. 2 sec.
  • 47.62knots
Average speed
45.66  ( 46.91 45.75 45.7 45.23 44.72 )
  • 100 m run
  • 47.22knots
  • 250 m run
  • 46.87knots
  • 500 m run
  • 45.88knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 0knots
  • 1/2 hour speed
  • 4.01knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 3.01knots
  • Alpha racing
  • 0.74knots
  • Distance
  • 9km
  • Duration
  • 00:17:52
  • Windspeed
  • 30 - 63knots
  • Wind direction
  • S ( 270)

Neil Pryde EVO XII 5.2, AV 40cm board, 19.75cm Z fin and 19cm Sontag fin.

What an epic day with LOTS of pressure resulting in the pro's knocking out some HUGE 50+ knot speeds. HUGE respect for their courage and skill!  I used my 5.2 up to 50knots but stepped off the course for a couple of hours when it started gusting to 63knots and I saw Hans Kreisel and Oisin change down to 4.9's.

For me I managed 5 runs, but really annoyingly strained my left bicep on the second run when a gust in the finishing area whipped my sail. On my last 3 runs I could hardly sheet in but had a crack.  Such a shame as I was really hoping to get over 50knots for 2 seconds.  Alas it was not to be. My max today was 47.97knots and not quite as much as my 48.26knots yesterday.

Today brought the event to a close.  I have had a great time and very happy to raise my PB exponentially, make some greats and just enjoy the whole Luderitz Speed Challenge experience.  I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to know what they are capable of.

Signing off from Luderitz!