News: primi tentativi, primi record!

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21.11.07 | Solid training session ends

The Canal in Saintes Maries delivered two solid days of Southeast wind that was an excellent start to the 5-month period in the chase for the 50-knot barrier, national records and individual personal bests.

Tuesday, November 20th

The wind was strongest during the early afternoon with a range between 35/40-knots with the occasional bigger gust. Patrik Diethelm set a new production board record with an excellent time of 44.71-knots on his F2 XS Missile and Antoine Albeau set a new French windsurfing record with a speed of 46.55-knots.

Unfortunately the wind was too square for a chance at the world record with a constant orientation of 105-110 degrees, which made the apparent wind in the face feel like the wind was much stronger. The speeds from Antoine and Finian were impressive considering that the conditions were far from perfect with exceptionally gusty winds that were very unusual for this wind direction. Some competitors like Finian had flown from Maui for two-days and drove from Munich for 12-hours arriving at noon with no rest so it was a real struggle for him to attack the conditions.

The day’s ranking

Antoine Albeau 46.55
Finian Maynard 46.31
Patrik Diethelm 44.71
Cedric Bordes 43.96
David Garrel 42.13
Farrel O’Shea 39.30
Thomas Gaudiot 38.88
Henrik Klagges 38.54
Andrea Baldini 37.65
Karin Jaggi 37.24
Valerie Ghibaudo 37.16
Marion Raisi 33.51

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News: 50 knots

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Il famoso canale di Saintes Maries de la Mer riapre alla caccia dei 50 nodi!

Fifty knots! Cinquanta nodi!

Questo è il limite che i partecipanti all’evento vogliono infrangere. Superare il muro dei 50 nodi di velocità su di un’imbarcazione a vela è il prossimo obiettivo di un gruppetto di agguerriti windsurfers. Un lungo periodo di stand-by è stato fissato da Novembre 2007 fino a tutto Aprile 2008 nell’intento di catturare il giorno perfetto con vento frantuma primato.

Il record appartiene a Finian Maynard (F2 / NeilPryde) con un sorprendente 48.7 nodi.

Maynard ha costruito un’eccezionale partnership con la leggenda della velocità Pascal Maka (F2) per preparare l’evento nel famosissimo spot del sud della Francia. Maynard e Maka saranno ragiunti dalle stelle del PWA Patrik Diethelm (F2 / North), Karin Jaggi (F2 / North) e Valerie Ghibaudo (Tabou).

La “Trincea Francese” ha prodotto ben otto record sin dal 1987 grazie ai venti sia da Nord (Mistral) che da SE (Le Marin).

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