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How to tune a Speedsail – Video

on 21. November, 2012 – 14:54 / No Comment

Getting the most of the speed out of the gear is not only an interesting for the best speed windsurfers in the world. Even Freestyle windsurfers are looking for better speed nowadays. Here are some tips from some of the world´s fastest men in the GPS rankings, who are chasing all the storm sto break the 50 knots barrier on open natural waters. Angelo Pecere, Director of the upcoming documentary Ghosts of Speed, interviewed the fastest Dutch speed windsurfers about their preferences and styles in rigging and tuning a racing sail for the speedstrip or channel.

 

“It’s again time for speed here in Holland. The autumn and winter storms will provide for sure some more cool footage for the upcoming movie Ghosts of Speed. In the meantime we realized this short video about the tuning of racing sails for speedsurfing. It’s interesting how the riders have different preferences in matter of tuning. That’s why we asked them to explain what is important and what to check, in order to get the best trim. Interesting video also for the freeriders looking for their maximum speed.” (Angelo Pecere, Director of the movie Ghosts of Speed documentary)

 

Riders in the following video are:

 

Jurjen van der Noord : max speed (2 sec.) 50,51 knots, 51.22 knots on 500 m at Luderitz
Peter De Wit : max speed (2 sec.) 47,27 knots
Hans Kreisel: max speed (2 sec.) 50,3 knots
Dirk Jan Knol: max speed (2 sec.) 49,11 knots
Martin van Meurs: max speed (2 sec.) 50,37 knots, 47.16 knots on 500 m at Lüderitz
Luc Salomons: max speed (2 sec.) 45,11 knots
Barry van Lingen: max speed (2 sec.) 47,28 knots

 

 

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