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Walvis Bay Speedweek 2007: already 6 national records broken

09-07-2007 02:16 PM CET | Sports

Press release from: International Speedsurfing Association

Once again the riders woke up to a morning of blue skies and loads of wind. The morning got off to a sluggish start as most riders felt the after effects of yesterdays gruelling two heats and the celebrations which followed the announcement of the 4 national records which were broken.

The first heat of the day was underway by 13:45 in 20 – 25 knots of wind. Bjorn Dunkerbeck (SUI, T1, North), Patrick Diethelm (ITA, F2, North) and Finian Maynard (BVI, F2) dominated this round with consistent 41 knots runs. Local riders Hennie Bredenkamp (RSA, Fanatic), Matthias Roettcher (NAM, F2, North), Darren Barker (RSA) and Frank Stein (NAM, F2, North) were all up there in the top 20 making the locals proud. Valerie Ghibaudo (FRA, Loft Sails) dominated the ladies race and finished 2 knots faster than Karin Jaggi (SUI, F2, North).

In heat 2 the wind picked up to 30 knots and Bjorn Dunkerbeck just managed to keep ahead of current world tour leader Antoine Albeau (FRA). Patrik Diethelm set the fastest speed of the day with a 43.02 knots run. African Record holder Hennie Bredenkamp came in at 5th position with a staggering 41.46 knots run.

Patrik Diethelm and Steve Flanagan (IRL, North) both managed to better their records from yesterday, while Philip Adamidis (GRE, Fanatic) and Dave MacInnes (NZL) set new national records for their countries.

The forecast shows for slightly less wind tomorrow but with a better angle we are hoping for some good speeds and of course another action packed day of racing on the Walvis Bay jellyfish infested speedstrip!

For more information about the ISWC, ISA, and the ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix TOur, please contact
International Speedsurfing Association
Secretary General
Platanenstr. 4
14612 Falkensee
Fon: +49 30 2461 6930
Fax: +49 1212 5 10 60 29 02

For direct media inquiries, high resolution pictures and video feeds, please contact directly
Jan Cas Smit
Fon: +31625587756

The International Speed Windsurfing Class is the successor to the International Speedsurfing Association, which was administering the discipline of speed windsurfing in the last three years on behalf of IFCA.

Effective May 2007, the ISWC has become an ISAF international class, and thus is entitled to control all aspects of the sport and award the official world champion titles in the discipline of speed windsurfing.

The ISWC is a riders association, which means that the riders itself control the development of the sport. Beside the organizing people behind the scene, the executive committee is thus completed with the riders elected representatives. Its current and past members are the “crème de la crème” of Speedsurfing worldwide.

Elected chairman of the board is Peter Davis from Great Britain, enthusiastic rider and organizer of the famous Weymouth Speedweek. Executive Secretary Markus Schwendtner from Germany already controlled the speed discipline business as ISA Tour Manager, and will continue this successful task for the ISWC now.

The ISWC events go from exceptional action in Namibia to more cosmopolitan spots such as Fuerteventura - the historical European Speedsurfing Capital, to huge shows of extreme conditions on small islands like Karpathos. In all, there are 200 to 300 members of the association at the same time, from places like Australia or Brasil, to Germany or Norway.

The Tour has to offer: dynamic, thrilling action, and bring the most visually dynamic aquatic sports to the audience, making it a perfect vehicle to locate sponsors logos; a sport that is set outdoors, healthy and environmental friendly.

Superb action on the water, combined with an interactive and exciting life experience, that creates an atmosphere where the fans and the media are face to face with the most radical and intense competition and the biggest personalities of the sport.
Besides being a sport of radical action, Windsurfing is a way of life. This type of life is formed by several elements to which many aspire, but that few can really achieve. Most of, if not all of these aspects of the sport are represented in the Speedsurfing Grand Prix Tour.

The ISWC is entitled to hold World, Continental and National Championships and is always looking for partners, local organizers as well as national associations, to propagate this exciting and thrilling discipline all over the world.

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