New World Record in Speed Sailing by a Disabled Kiteboarder!

chris ballois

Chris Ballois

chris ballois

Chris Ballois

Yesterday (23 October 2014) in Lüderitz, Namibia, will go down in the history books as French kite surfer Chris Ballois set a new World Record for disabled riders, ratified by the WSSRC and ISAF-IFDS.

In only 25 knot average winds and after reaching 39.14 knots on his very first run down the multiple-record breaking channel, Ballois took off on his second run and reaching 42.94 knots (80 kph!) (average speed) over the official 500 metre long course to claim the world record.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_kMewQdPaQ