Another day in Luderitz, another 4 National Records tumble!
Another day of wind and 4 more National records were broken today. High tide was at 9.30 am so it was an early start for everyone.
The Skippers meeting was at 7.45 with a start of racing at 9am. Again the new speed strip proved to be a winner – with 4 new National records being set:
Rob Douglas – USA, 52.58 knots
Taro Niehaus – South Africa, 50.62 knots
Marc Avella – Spain, 48.55 knots
Jernej Privsek – Slovenia, 46.22 knots.
These records have not yet been officiated by the WSSRC – we are waiting for them to be officialised.
Conditions were good in late morning but by afternoon the tide had receeded and the strip had to be closed as the WRSSC deemed it to be too shallow. The strip opened again late afternoon at around 6pm however the wind had dropped by then.
With no wind forecast for the next few days, Competitors will be discovering the local spots – Grosse Bucht will be great for some freestlye and waves tomorrow before we head off for a barbeque at 2nd Lagoon in the afternoon which has been by the Luderitz Locals for us. This promises to be great fun and they have already started loading the fridges with great Namibian beers!