New record set at the 'French Trench'

French three times windsurfing world champion Antoine Albeau smashed the 500 metre world record yesterday with an astonishing 49,09 knots (92km/h) on the Sainte Marie de la Mer canal in Southern France. And he said the conditions were far from perfect. This betters the previous record, Finian Maynard’s 48.7 knots, by nearly 0.4 knots.

Commented Albeau ‘conditions were rather rough, cold and a far from perfect wind angle.’