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Current World Records on a 500 metre course

CLASS NAME SPEED EVENT
10 sq m Class Finian Maynard (BVI) 48.70 April 2005 St Maries de la Mer, France
10 sq m Class - women Karin Jaggi (SUI) 41.25 knots April 2005 St Maries de la Mer, France
A Class Russell Long (USA) 43.55 knots July 1992 Tarifa, Spain
A Class - women Marianne Tertian (France) 26.36 knots April 2004 St Maries de la Mer, France
B Class Simon McKeon (AUS) 44.65 knots February 1993 Sandy Point, Victoria, Australia
C Class Simon McKeon (AUS) 46.52 knots October 1993 Sandy Point, Victoria, Australia
C Class - women Jean Daddo (AUS) 17.38 knots October 1993 Sandy Point, Victoria, Australia
D Class Navarin/Columbo (Fr) 42.12 knots June 1997 Toulon, France
OUTRIGHT RECORD
Finian Maynard

Finian Maynard (BVI) 48.70 knots 10th April 2005
St Maries de la Mer, France

World Speed Sailing Records can be established in the following classes:

  • 10 sq m (up to and including 10 sq m)
  • A Class (from 10 sq m up to and including 150 sq ft (13.93 sq m))
  • B Class (from 150 sq ft up to and including 235 sq ft (21.84 sq m))
  • C Class (from 235 sq ft up to and including 300 sq ft (27.88 sq m))
  • D Class (over 300 sq ft)

(1 Knot = 1.85 Km/h = 1.15 mph =0.514 m/s)      Use the SPEED CALCULATOR

World Records on a 500 metre course - 1975 onwards

OUTRIGHT RECORD
YEAR BOAT NAME SKIPPER/CREW VENUE SPEED
1975 Crossbow Tim Coleman Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 31.10
1975 Crossbow II

Tim Coleman Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 31.80
1977 Crossbow II Tim Coleman Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 33.80
1977 Crossbow II Tim Coleman Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 34.40
1980 Crossbow II Tim Coleman Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 36.00
1986 Board Pascal Maka Sotavento, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain 38.86
1988 Board Erik Beale St Maries de la Mer, France 40.48
1990 Board Pascal Maka St Maries de la Mer, France 42.91
1991 Board Thierry Bielak St Maries de la Mer, France 43.06
1991 Board Thierry Bielak St Maries de la Mer, France 44.66
1993 Yellow Pages Endeavour Simon McKeon Sandy Point, Victoria, Australia 46.52
2004 Board Finian Maynard St Maries de la Mer, France 46.82
2005 Board Finian Maynard St Maries de la Mer, France 48.70
8 sq m CLASS
YEAR BOAT NAME SKIPPER/CREW VENUE SPEED
1986 Board Fred Haywood Fos sur Mer, Bouches du Rhone, France 26.67
1986 Board Erik Beale Sotavento, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain 35.00
1986 Board Pascal Maka Sotavento, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain 38.86
(class discontinued in 1986)
10 sq m CLASS
YEAR BOAT NAME SKIPPER/CREW VENUE SPEED
1974 Boreas Reg Bratt Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 15.04
1977 Windglider Derk Thijs Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 19.10
1980 Board Jaap van de Rest Hawaii, USA 24.63
1981 Board Jurgen Honscheid Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 24.75
1981 Board Jaap van de Rest Holland 25.11
1982 Board Pieter Jan Gorissen Brest, Brittany, France 25.32
1982 Board Phillip Pudenz Brest, Brittany, France 26.50
1982 Board Pascal Maka Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 27.82
1983 Board Fred Haywood Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 30.83
1985 Board Michael Pucher Port Saint Louis, Bouches du Rhone, France 32.35
1988 Board Erik Beale St Maries de la Mer, France 40.48
1990 Board Pascal Maka St Maries de la Mer, France 42.91
1991 Board Thierry Bielak St Maries de la Mer, France 43.06
1991 Board Thierry Bielak St Maries de la Mer, France 44.66
1993 Board Thierry Bielak St Maries de la Mer, France 45.32
2003 Board Finian Maynard St Maries de la Mer, France 46.24
2004 Board Finian Maynard St Maries de la Mer, France 46.82
2005 Board Finian Maynard St Maries de la Mer, France 48.70
10 sq m CLASS WOMEN
YEAR BOAT NAME SKIPPER/CREW VENUE SPEED
1981 Board Erica Keller Brest, Brittany, France 21.00
1982 Board Jenna de Rosnay Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 23.67
1983 Board Marie-Annick Maus Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 24.47
1984 Board Jenna de Rosnay Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 25.27
1984 Board Jenna de Rosnay Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 27.09
1984 Board Patti Whitcomb Australia 27.32
1986 Board Patti Whitcomb Canada 28.06
1986 Board Britt Dunkerbeck Sotavento, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain 33.77
1988 Board Babeth Coquelle St Maries de la Mer, France 34.72
1988 Board Brigitte Gimenez St Maries de la Mer, France 37.36
1989 Board Brigitte Gimenez St Maries de la Mer, France 39.13
1990 Board Brigitte Gimenez St Maries de la Mer, France 39.45
1991 Board Babeth Coquelle Tarifa, Spain 39.70
1993 Board Babeth Coquelle Tarifa, Spain 40.05
2005 Board Karin Jaggi St Maries de la Mer, France 41.25
A CLASS
YEAR BOAT NAME SKIPPER/CREW VENUE SPEED
1974 Mayfly

Philip Hansford Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 19.38
1976 Mayfly Ben Wynne Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 21.10
1977 Mayfly Ben Wynne Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 23.00
1983 Tandem Glen McKinley/G Way Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 25.39
1984 Board Fred Hayward Australia 27.29
1986 Tandem Griessemann/Bertin Port Saint Louis, Bouches du Rhone, France 29.95
1986 Tandem Griessemann/Bertin Sotavento, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain 35.06
1990 Longshot Russell Long Alberta, Canada 37.08
1992 Longshot Russell Long St Maries de la Mer, France 41.89
1992 Longshot Russell Long Tarifa, Spain 42.03
1992 Longshot Russell Long Tarifa, Spain 43.55
A CLASS WOMEN
YEAR BOAT NAME SKIPPER/CREW VENUE SPEED
1992 Longshot Caroline Ducato Brest, Brittany, France 17.81
2004 Windsurfer Marianne Tertian St Maries de la Mer, France 26.36
B CLASS
YEAR BOAT NAME SKIPPER/CREW VENUE SPEED
1975 Hobie 16 Hank Pauloo Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 16.90
1975 [NF]

Prof Sam Bradfield USA 17.20
1976 Icarus

 

James Grogono Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 20.70
1977 Icarus James Gogono Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 22.20
1978 [NF] Prof Sam Bradfield Port Jefferson, New York, USA 23.00
1980 Icarus James Grogono Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 23.80
1981 Icarus A & G Grogono Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 24.47
1983 Icarus Andrew Grogono / Johnathan Fowler Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 26.59
1985 Icarus

Andrew Grogono / Johnathan Fowler Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 28.14
1989 Tandem J Peironet / F Buleon Port Saint Louis, Bouches du Rhone, France 29.49
1990 Longshot Russell Long Lake Buchannun, Texas, USA 34.53
1991 Longshot Russell Long Bodega Bay, Sebastopol, California, USA 38.13
1993 Yellow Pages Endeavour Simon McKeon Sandy Point, Victoria, Australia 44.65
C CLASS
YEAR BOAT NAME SKIPPER/CREW VENUE SPEED
1974 Clifton Flasher Nigel Irens Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 22.14
1978 [NF] Prof Sam Bradfield Port Jefferson, New York, USA 24.40
1982 Jacobs Ladder Ian Day Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 25.00
1988 Loisirs 3000 Cunin/Gahagnon Brest, Brittany, France 25.86
1989 Loisirs 3000 Cunin/Gahagnon Brest, Brittany, France 26.96
1990 O-Paf(kite) Loic Durand St Maries de la Mer, France 27.57
1991 Longshot Russell Long Bodega Bay, Sebastopol, California, USA 28.29
1991 Longshot Russel Long Bodega Bay, Sebastopol, California, USA 36.76
1993 Yellow Pages Endeavour Simon McKeon Sandy Point, Victoria, Australia 46.52
C CLASS WOMEN
YEAR BOAT NAME SKIPPER/CREW VENUE SPEED
1993 Yellow Pages Endeavour Jean Daddo Sandy Point, Victoria, Australia 17.38
D CLASS
YEAR BOAT NAME SKIPPER/CREW VENUE SPEED
1975 Crossbow Tim Colman Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 31.10
1975 Crossbow II

Tim Colman Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 31.80
1977 Crossbow II Tim Colman Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 33.80
1977 Crossbow II Tim Colman Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 34.40
1980 Crossbow II Tim Colman Portland Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset, England 36.00
1992 Charente Maritime Jean Saucet Meze, Herault, France 36.22
1992 Charente Maritime Jean Saucet Meze, Herault, France 37.82
1993 Yellow Pages Endeavour Simon McKeon Sandy Point, Victoria, Australia 39.25
1993 Yellow Pages Endeavour Simon McKeon Sandy Point, Victoria, Australia 41.66
1997 Techniques Avancees Navarin/Columbo Toulon, France 42.12

This information has been compiled from a variety of sources, it is produced in good faith and is believed to be accurate. If you are aware of any errors or omissions please let me know nick@speedsailing.com and for all those sites that have copied this page, you have faithfully reproduced my errors, how about a mention?

Amended 08/04/06