female kiteboarder-world record set by Sjoukje Bredenkamp
Bredenkamp,19, from Langebaan, South Africa has broken the
outright women's speed sailing record in Luederitz. She is now officially
the fastest woman in the world on water! SJOUKJE
Bredenkamp managed to break the outright women's record
for all sailing craft, with a smashing 42.35 knots, beating the
previous record held by Windsurfer, Karen Yaggi of Switzerland.
Sjoukje was riding a 5-metre Helix kite, a new
model in the Naish Sigma range, a revolutionary new shape in the
kite-boarding world, and a specially designed speed board from Cape
Doctor kite-boards in Table View!
Sjoukje's Father, Hennie Bredenkamp was also
competing at the record attempt and managed to improve his previous
African record of 42.99 knots, set on a windsurfer, to an amazing
44.63 knots, now on a kite.
Alexandre Caizergues managed to bring the male kite-boarding
record into second place on the Outright ranking with an amazing
speed of 47.92 knots, the second fastest sailing speed ever just
behind current outright world record holder Finian Maynard from
the Virgin Isles.