Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Sjouke Bredenkamp - OUTRIGHT Women's Record!

Today, the last of the challenge, produced the goods for Sjoukje. Following Alex Caizergues down the strip she produced an epic 42.35kts over the 500m. Winds slamming through @ 40+ and with her 5m Helix she brushed Karin Jaggi's previous best aside with a stunning run.

Also today, her Dad, Hennie Bredenkamp flew down the course and took the African outright record back with a 44.62 kts run adding to his windsurfing record of 42.99kts.

Alex Caizergues pushes his WR to 47.92 kts just shy or the 48kts mark. An incredible feat!

Another fantastic speed from Cape Town based, Italian, Zeno Graziani produced an Italian Record (Kite) 40.93kts. Zeon has been speedsailing for a few months!

Jurgen Geigher produced a personal best and Namibian record of 44.03 making him Africa's 2nd fastest man!

Full results from the event below;

Topspeed Sail Name Nat Equipment Rank
47,920 521 Alex Caizergues FRA F-ONE, ION, OUEST Province, Grab, Placid 1
46,980 513 Manu Taub FRA Radical 1, Naish, EXA 2
46,710 509 Sebastien Cattelan FRA Xelerator, Genetrix, ProLimit, Diekens, Oc 3
44,620 517 Hennie Bredenkamp RSA Naish 4
44,411 508 Jerome Bila FRA Genetrix 5
44,030 511 Juergen Geiger NAM North Kites, Free Air, Ocean Spirit 6
43,370 501 Taro Niehaus RSA Xelerator, Best Kites, Hugo & hugo Toyota 7
42,440 532 Dirk Hanel GER PD, North Kites, Matador, Oakley, ION, Mil 8
42,350 505 Sjoukje Bredenkamp RSA Cape Doctor, Naish, ProLimit, USN, Oakle 9
41,436 9 Matthias Roettcher NAM Thommen, North Sails 10
40,978 17 Hennie Bredenkamp RSA Fanatic 11
40,930 504 Zeno Graziani ITA 12
38,066 507 Rob Munro GBR Naish, Cape Dr., Reef Wetsuits, Viagra 13
36,900 503 Chris Barret BEL 14

The event is winding up tonight, so it has been an incredible month! Many new records, personal bests and more!

Here is to the next challenge!