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500 Metre Records

Date Boat Name Skipper / Crew Venue Speed
The World Sailing Speed Record
1972 Crossbow Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 26.30 kts
1973 Crossbow Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 29.30 kts
1975 Crossbow Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 31.10 kts
1975 Crossbow II Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 31.80 kts
1977 Crossbow II Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 33.80 kts
1977 Crossbow II Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 34.40 kts
1980 Crossbow II Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 36.00 kts
1986 Windsurfer Pascal Maka FRA Sotavento, ESP 38.86 kts
1988 Windsurfer Erik Beale GBR Stes.Maries, FRA 40.48 kts
1990 Windsurfer Pascal Maka FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 42.91 kts
1991 Windsurfer Thierry Bielak FRA Stes Maries, FRA 43.06 kts
1991 Windsurfer Thierry Bielak FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 44.66 kts
1993 Windsurfer Thierry Bielak FRA Stes Maries, FRA 45.34 kts
1993 Yellow Pages Simon McKeon AUS Sandy Point, AUS 46.52 kts
2004 Windsurfer Finian Maynard BVI Stes.Maries, FRA 46.82 kts
2005 Windsurfer Finian Maynard BVI Stes.Maries, FRA 48.70 kts
2008 Windsurfer Antoine Albeau FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 49.09 kts
2008 Kite-board Robert Douglas USA Luderitz, NAM 49.84 kts
2008 Kite-board Sebastien Cattelan FRA Luderitz, NAM 50.26 kts
2008 Kite-board Alexandre Caizergues FRA Luderitz, NAM 50.57 kts
2009 Hydroptere Alain Thebault FRA Hyeres, FRA 51.36 kts
2010 Kite-board Alexandre Caizergues FRA Luderitz, NAM 54.10 kts
2010 Kite-board Sebastien Cattalan FRA Luderitz, NAM 55.49 kts
2010 Kite-board Rob Douglas USA Luderitz, NAM 55.65 kts
2012
Vestas Sailrocket 2
Paul Larsen. AUS
Walvis Bay NAM
59.23 kts
2012
Vestas Sailrocket 2
Paul Larsen. AUS
Walvis Bay NAM
59.37 kts
2012 Vestas Sailrocket 2 Paul Larsen. AUS Walvis Bay NAM 65.45 kts
The World Women's Sailing Speed Record
1981 Windsurfer Erica Keller NED Brest, FRA 21.00 kts
1982 Windsurfer Jenna de Rosnay FRA Portland, UK 23.67 kts
1983 Windsurfer Marie-Annick Maus FRA Portland, UK 24.47 kts
1984 Windsurfer Jenna de Rosnay FRA Portland, UK 25.27 kts
1984 Windsurfer Jenna de Rosnay FRA Portland, UK 27.09 kts
1984 Windsurfer Patti Whitcomb USA Jervoise Bay, AUS 27.32 kts
1986 Windsurfer Patti Whitcomb USA Lethbridge, CAN 28.06 kts
1986 Windsurfer Britt Dunkerbeck ESP Sotavento, ESP 33.77 kts
1988 Windsurfer Babeth Coquelle FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 34.72 kts
1988 Windsurfer Brigitte Gimenez FRA Stes Maries, FRA 37.36 kts
1989 Windsurfer Brigitte Gimenez FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 39.13 kts
1990 Windsurfer Brigitte Gimenez FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 39.45 kts
1991 Windsurfer Babeth Coquelle FRA Tarifa, ESP 39.70 kts
1993 Windsurfer Babeth Coquelle FRA Tarifa, ESP 40.05 kts
2005 Windsurfer Karin Yaggi SUI Stes Maries, FRA 41.25 kts
2007 Kite-board Sjoukje Bredenkamp RSA Luderitz, NAM 42.35 kts
2008 Kite-board Sjoukje Bredenkamp RSA Luderitz, NAM 45.20 kts
2010 Kite-board Charlotte Consorti FRA Luderitz, NAM 50.43 kts

 

8m2
1986 Windsurfer Fred Hayward USA Fos sur Mer, FRA 26.67 kts
1986 Windsurfer Erik Beale GBR Sotavento, ESP 35.00 kts
1986 Windsurfer Pascal Maka FRA Sotavento, ESP 38.86 kts

(Category discontinued after 1986)

10 m2/Windsurfer
1972 Kotaha Leif Wagner Smitt DEN Portland, UK 13.60 kts
1974 Boreas Reg Bratt GBR Portland, UK 15.04 kts
1977 Windsurfer Derk Thijs NED Portland, UK 19.10 kts
1980 Windsurfer Jaap van de Rest NED Hawaii, USA 24.63 kts
1981 Windsurfer Jurgen Honscheid GER Portland, UK 24.75 kts
1981 Windsurfer Jaap van de Rest NED Veerse Meer, NED 25.11 kts
1982 Windsurfer Jan Gorrissen NED Brest, FRA 25.32 kts
1982 Windsurfer Philip Pudenz GER Brest, FRA 26.50 kts
1982 Windsurfer Pascal Maka FRA Portland, UK 27.80 kts
1983 Windsurfer Fred Haywood USA Portland, UK 30.83 kts
1985 Windsurfer Michael Pucher AUT Pt.St.Louis, FRA 32.35 kts
1988 Windsurfer Erik Beale GBR Stes.Maries, FRA 40.48 kts
1990 Windsurfer Pascal Maka FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 42.91 kts
1991 Windsurfer Thierry Bielak FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 43.06 kts
1991 Windsurfer Thierry Bielak FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 44.66 kts
1993 Windsurfer Thierry Bielak FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 45.34 kts
2003 Windsurfer Finian Maynard BVI Stes.Maries, FRA 46.24 kts
2004 Windsurfer Finian Maynard BVI Stes.Maries, FRA 46.82 kts
2005 Windsurfer Finian Maynard BVI Stes.Maries, FRA 48.70 kts
2008 Windsurfer Antoine Albeau FRA Stes,Maries, FRA 49.09 kts
2012 Windsurfer Antoine Albeau FRA Luderitz, NAM 52.05 kts

 

10m2/Windsurfer - Women
1981 Windsurfer Erica Keller NED Brest, FRA 21.00 kts
1982 Windsurfer Jenna de Rosnay FRA Portland, UK 23.67 kts
1983 Windsurfer Marie-Annick Maus FRA Portland, UK 24.47 kts
1984 Windsurfer Jenna de Rosnay FRA Portland, UK 25.27 kts
1984 Windsurfer Jenna de Rosnay FRA Portland, UK 27.09 kts
1984 Windsurfer Patti Whitcomb USA Jervoise Bay, AUS 27.32 kts
1986 Windsurfer Patti Whitcomb USA Lethbridge, CAN 28.06 kts
1986 Windsurfer Britt Dunkerbeck ESP Sotavento, ESP 33.77 kts
1988 Windsurfer Babeth Coquelle FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 34.72 kts
1988 Windsurfer Brigitte Gimenez FRA Stes Maries, FRA 37.36 kts
1989 Windsurfer Brigitte Gimenez FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 39.13 kts
1990 Windsurfer Brigitte Gimenez FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 39.45 kts
1991 Windsurfer Babeth Coquelle FRA Tarifa, ESP 39.70 kts
1993 Windsurfer Babeth Coquelle FRA Tarifa, ESP 40.05 kts
2005 Windsurfer Karin Yaggi SUI Stes Maries, FRA 41.25 kts
2012 Windsurfer Zara Davis GBR Luderitz, NAM 45.83 kts

 

A Class
1972 Mayfly Philip Hansford GBR Portland, UK 16.40 kts
1974 Mayfly Philip Hansford GBR Portland, UK 19.38 kts
1976 Mayfly Ben Wynne GBR Portland, UK 21.10 kts
1977 Mayfly Ben Wynne GBR Portland, UK 23.00 kts
1983 Tandem Board Glen Mckinley/G.Way GBR Portland, UK 25.39 kts
1984 Windsurfer Fred Haywood USA Jervoise Bay, AUS 27.29 kts
1986 Tandem Board Griessemann/Bertin FRA Pt.St.Louis, FRA 29.95 kts
1986 Tandem Board Griessemann/Bertin FRA Sotavento, EDP 35.06 kts
1990 Longshot Russell Long USA Alberta, CAN 37.08 kts
1992 Longshot Russell Long USA Stes.Maries, FRA 41.89 kts
1992 Longshot Russell Long USA Tarifa, ESP 42.03 kts
1992 Longshot Russell Long USA Tarifa, ESP 43.55 kts

 

A Class - Women
1992 Longshot Caroline Ducato USA Brest, FRA 17.81 kts
2004 Windsurfer Marianne Tertian FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 26.36 kts
2005 Windsurfer Alison Shreeve AUS Stes.Maries, FRA 27.70 kts

 

B Class
1972 Icarus James Grogono GBR Portland, UK 21.60 kts*
1974 Orlando George Ward GBR Portland, UK 16.31 kts
1975 Hobie 16 Hank Pauloo USA Portland, UK 16.90 kts
1975 Nf2 Prof Bradfield USA USA 17.20 kts
1976 Icarus James Grogono GBR Portland, UK 20.70 kts
1977 Icarus James Grogono GBR Portland, UK 22.20 kts
1977 Nf2 Prof Bradfield USA
USA 23.00 kts
1980 Icarus James Grogono GBR Portland, UK 23.80 kts
1981 Icarus A&G Grogono GBR Portland, UK 24.47 kts
1983 Icarus A.Grogono/J.Fowler GBR Portland, UK 26.59 kts
1985 Icarus Pelly/Grogono GBR Portland, UK 28.15 kts
1989 Tandem J Peironet/F Buleon FRA Pt.St. Louis, FRA 29.49 kts
1990 Longshot Russell Long USA Bodega Bay, USA 34.53 kts
1991 Longshot Russell Long USA Bodega Bay, USA 38.13 kts
1993 Yellow Pages Simon Mckeon AUS Sandy Point, AUS 44.65 kts
2008 Sailrocket Paul Larsen AUS Walvis Bay, NAM 47.36 kts
2011 Vestas Sailrocket 2 Paul Larsen AUS Walvis Bay, NAM 49.19 kts
2012 Vestas Sailrocket 2 Paul Larsen AUS Walvis Bay, NAM 54.08 kts
2012 Vestas Sailrocket 2 Paul Larsen AUS Walvis Bay, NAM 59.23 kts
2012 Vestas Sailrocket 2 Paul Larsen AUS Walvis Bay, NAM 59.37 kts
2012 Vestas Sailrocket 2 Paul Larsen AUS Walvis Bay, NAM 65.45 kts

 

C Class
1973 Lady ÒBÓ Keith Sanger GBR Portland, UK 17.7 kts*
1974 Clifton Flasher Nigel Irens GBR Portland, UK 22.14 kts
1978 NF2 Prof Bradfield USA USA 24.4 kts
1982 Jacobs Ladder - kite Ian Day GBR Portland, UK 25.00 kts
1988 Loisirs 3000 Cunin/Gahagnon FRA Brest, FRA 25.86 kts
1989 Loisirs 3000 Cunin/Gahagnon FRA Brest, FRA 26.96 kts
1990 OÐPaf - kite Loic Durand FRA Stes.Maries, FRA 27.57 kts
1991 Longshot Russell Long USA Bodega Bay, USA 28.29 kts
1991 Longshot Russell Long USA Bodega Bay, USA 36.76 kts
1993 Yellow Pages Simon Mckeon AUS Sandy Point, AUS 46.52 kts
2008 Macquarie Innovation Simon McKeon AUS Sandy Point, AUS 48.14 kts
2009 Macquarie Innovation Simon McKeon AUS Sandy Point, AUS 50.07 kts

 

C Class - Women
1993 Yellow Pages Jean Daddo AUS Sandy Point, AUS 17.38 kts

 

*Indicates that the speed was the fastest up to that date and that sail area records were not introduced until 1974

D Class
1972 Crossbow Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 26.30 kts
1973 Crossbow Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 29.30 kts
1975 Crossbow Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 31.10 kts
1975 Crossbow II Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 31.80 kts
1977 Crossbow II Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 33.80 kts
1977 Crossbow II Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 34.40 kts
1980 Crossbow II Tim Colman GBR Portland, UK 36.00 kts
1992 Charente Maritime Jean Saucet FRA Meze, FRA 36.22 kts
1992 Charente Maritime Jean Saucet FRA Meze, FRA 37.82 kts
1993 Yellow Pages Simon Mckeon AUS Sandy Point, AUS 39.25 kts
1993 Yellow Pages Simon Mckeon AUS Sandy Point, AUS 41.66 kts
1997 Techniques Avancees Navarin/Columbo FRA Toulon, FRA 42.12 kts
2007 Hydroptere Alain Thebault FRA Quiberon. FRA 44.81 kts
2008 Hydroptere Alain Thebault FRA Port St Louis FRA 46.15 kts
2008 Hydroptere Alain Thebault FRA Port St Louis FRA 46.88 kts
2009 Hydroptere Alain Thebault FRA Hyeres, FRA 51.36 kts