VIDEO: The Story of Lüderitz Speed Challenge 2015
Published on December 17th, 2015
The Lüderitz Speed Challenge, held annually since 2007, takes place in Lüderitz (southern Namibia) in the middle of the Namib Desert. Observed by the World Sailing Speed Record Council and the International Sailing Federation, the 2015 event occurred over six weeks from October 5 to November 15.
Founder and organizer of the event, and the first person ever to achieve 50 and 55 knots, Sébastien Cattelan (France), is the brainchild behind the specially made *very fast* channel. This artificial 1km long channel is located in the natural Lüderitz Second Lagoon just a few kilometers from Lüderitz town.
The 2015 event attracted 40 top riders to attempt to break National and World Records. Windsurfing and kiteboarding competitors came from Germany, the United Kingdom, Namibia, South Africa, France, Serbia, Belgium, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia, Fiji, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy.