NEWS #1 22.5.2003 : breaking the existing speed sailing record





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Windsurf legends and world champions Björn Dunkerbeck & Robby Naish have committed to breaking the existing speed sailing record that has now stood for ten years. Together with a selected group of the sports very finest they will gather at three locations around the globe, preparing and waiting for just the right conditions.
The speed will be measured over a 500 meter distance, during which the average speed is determined under the jurisdiction of a ISAF/WSSRC Commissioner.
Windsurf legends and world champions Björn Dunkerbeck & Robby Naish have committed to breaking the existing speed sailing record that has now stood for ten years. Together with a selected group of the sports very finest they will gather at three locations around the globe, preparing and waiting for just the right conditions.
The speed will be measured over a 500 meter distance, during which the average speed is determined under the jurisdiction of a ISAF/WSSRC Commissioner.
While the current record is held by a very costly sailing vessel, namely Yellow Pages’ Endeavour, it is by comparison the simplicity of a windsurf rig that makes this challenge the more interesting, as it positions the challengers in an event