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Lüderitz Speed Challenge recap 2019

by Ingrid Hale
Luderitz Speed Challenge

The Lüderitz Speed Challenge held annually since 2007 in Lüderitz, Namibia takes place on an artificial 1-km-long (0.62-mile-long) strip of water.

The event runs for weeks and gives competitors the chance to take their shot at breaking the speed record on Windsurfers and kite-boards. The Lüderitz Speed Challenge is observed by the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

Langebaan local Karo Van Tonder took up the challenge and smashed the women’s African speed record averaging incredible speeds of 44.55 Knots over 500m – ranking her as the 5th fastest woman in the world.

The overall record from 2018 stood at 53knts, made by   watch the recap and ‘get up to speed’ with Lüderitz 2019.

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