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World records are hidden in the details: Antoine Albeau’s new windsurfing speed World Record averaging 44.12 knots over the nautical mile set in June 2023

It’s official ? International ratification by the WSSRC (World Sailing Speed Record Council):

On June 30, 2023, Antoine Albeau set a new world windsurfing speed record over the nautical mile (1852m) at an average of 44.12 knots (81.71Km/h), improving his previous record by more than 1 knot.

Conditions on the spot were almost perfect, with Antoine at the top of his game, and 2 key elements evolved:

– A surface coating from our long-standing partner Nautix that has been sanded down,

– A particularly accomplished asymmetrical fin by our friend and Zephir expert Olivier PONROUCH #UFO.

Antoine analyzes: “The board is livelier, with healthy behavior. As a result, both the fin and the board are more efficient, and you forget about them at high speed.”

A key to very high performance is often “more comfort”… Even if, at these speeds, everything remains relative!

A major area of work in Zephir Project with our new industrial partners concerns a better understanding of these wetted surfaces at very high speeds. Which material to use in combination with which architecture (striations, patterns, etc.) to push back the hydrodynamic limits of profiles.

#record #performance #innovation #slide #antoinealbeau Marc Amerigo #zephirproject

Thank you Matthieu Taburet Maxime Delbury david mimeau and the Nautix team ???

Thank you dear Olivier, UFO – ltimate Fins Original ??

Video posted on Instagram

Record du Monde Mille Nautique Antoine Albeau : 44,12 noeuds – Juin 2023

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