Idiot’s Guide To... Speed sailing - Ben Proffitt - Windsurfing.TV

Over 2 years ago I (Ben Proffitt) decided to try and challenge myself to see how fast i could go! I really wanted to at least break the 40knot barrier... I gave myself one year and was fully keen to give it a proper go and see what i could achieve. This video was my first trip to the famous West Kirby to have a go at proper Speedsailing. How did it go? well i'll let you watch and find out :) I wanted to do an idiots guide to Speed sailing... but i think it turned out to be more... An idiot going Speed sailing haha! As for 'the year' of speed sailing... well that didn't go quite to plan either... as it was never windy when i had the gear and time to go. So I only got one more chance at West Kirby.... But I did manage to get Over 40knots which was cool... but the conditions still weren't great and that kind of made me think i can go a lot quicker!! So after re-watching this... i really think i need to give it another go!! This was originally done for Boardseeker with Alfie Hart. So thought it was a shame not to have it on Youtube. So transferred it across to the channel.
 

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New feature coming to Windsurfing.TV.... The 'One minute Forward loop Challenge?' Marc Pare is the first rider to take on the Challenge... which is obviously 'to do the most Forward Loops you can do in a minute. The idea is to have different Leagues... PWA, Amateurs, Masters, Women etc... and you guys can post your attempts online. I'll make a video explaining all this and the rules but i just wanted to put this one out there first.
 

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A new Breed of Van is on the rise... yes the Mega Van is here!! Basically a House, Garage and luxury Car all in one!! So here at Windsurfing.TV we thought we go around and have a look at them... first up is Marc Pare. What do you think? Info: https://juliacamper.com/en/home/ If you want to be a LEGEND and support Windsurfing.TV go to: https://windsurfing.tv/beer-money/
 

Move of the Day - One handed Forward to Head Plant

hahaha... trying out the New Olympus Tough TG- Tracker Cam! I Didn't have a mount so went for the Selfie option!! Errrrr... sailing one handed and doing moves is not as easy as it looks!! (especially in Onshore with shore break) I tried a one handed forward... hmmmm...check the results! Hahaha... Obviously I'm pretty busy at the Mercedes- Benz Windsurfing World cup in Sylt so difficult to get the water time but I'm going to try and get out there in the next days and put the tracker feature in to use! Be interesting to see how slow i'm going!! I should say... there is a competition for the BEST video with this little cool camera ($5000 for the most views) . So feel free to SHARE and LIKE :) #windsurfworldcupxolympus #olympustough
 

One Minute Forward Loop Challenge - Tonky Frans - Windsurfing.TV

The 'One minute Forward loop Challenge is Back... This Time it's Tonky Frans giving it a shot... if you follow the PWA Live Stream you might have already seen this... but it's well worth a watch! Not ideal conditions but he's got the skills!
 

Ep.1 - Warm up - Luderitz Speed Challenge

We have just turned up to the Luderitz Speed Challenge and it's ON!!! 35knots... not record breaking conditions but a great day to get warmed up and test out the channel and gear!!
 

Course Preview - Luderitz Speed Challenge

Ever wondered what it's like to sail down the Luderitz Channel?? Yes... well this is my Course Preview!! It's not as simple as just going straight... certain parts of the course have big holes and Big Gusts!! This was a run near the end of the day when the wind was down a bit. I was using a 40 wide Speed Board and 5.4m sail
 

Ep.2 - Windy... for a bit! - Luderitz Speed Challenge

It started off awesome today and it was looking like some guys might be joining the 50knot club.... but as the afternoon went on the wind backed off!! So here's a bit of an action montage to give you an idea. We don't have any official speeds yet sorry... but top guys were in the higher 40's!
 

Ep.3 – PB and National Record – Luderitz Speed Challenge

The wind didn't really come through as we'd hoped but it was enough for Karo Van Tonder to set a NEW African National record and a few others to set PB's! The wind is going on Holiday for a few days Now but looks like when it comes back it will be at FULL force!
 

Ep.4 –Ben Severne Pops his Channel Cherry – Luderitz Speed Challenge

Sail Designer Ben Severne fly's in to take a closer look at the event and get some first hand feedback.... and you don't get any better feedback that Blasting down the channel!! Now that's dedication to the cause... and a love of windsurfing! But... did he get down in one piece!!!??
 

Idiot’s Guide To... Speed sailing PART 2 - Ben Proffitt - Windsurfing.TV

For Part 2 of Idiot’s Guide To Speed sailing we needed to step things up... so what better place to go in search of some BIG Numbers than Luderitz Speed Challenge!!! This Event has already got 11 Windsurfers over 50knots!!! But the question is... how close can i get to 50!?! Tune in to find out!! If you want to be a LEGEND and support Windsurfing.TV go to: https://windsurfing.tv/beer-money/
 

Ep.5 – Hofmann Talks Gear and 50knots – Luderitz Speed Challenge

Although better know for his commentary skills... Roberto Hofmann has spent the last couple of years focusing on speed sailing... and has goals of joining the 50knot club. So with all the members of the 50knot club doing it here in Luderitz it makes sense he has made the journey. We caught up with him yesterday to have a chat!
 

Ep.6 – Farrel O'shea's Top tips for the channel – Luderitz Speed Challenge

British Record Holder and member of the 50knot club Farrel O'shea takes us for a walk down the channel here in Luderitz... pointing out all the key areas and Danger zones!!
 

Ep.7 – 55 knots and Driving a Digger– Luderitz Speed Challenge

7 years ago a crazy French man jumped in a Digger and dug a hole... He then filled it with water and Kitesurfed down it at 55knots!!! Since then the Luderitz Speed Challenge was changed forever... and it was all down to that man... Sebastien Cattelan!! In 2017 Seb has stepped down from organising the event but he is still here and is fired up to get his World Record back. We caught up with him to have a chat!
 

Ep.8 – The Wind is Back... sort of!! – Luderitz Speed Challenge

The Wind is finally back here at the Luderitz Speed Challenge! Not the crazy winds we wanted but there was enough to get on the water and down the channel! Hopefully the Wind Machine will be turned up to Full power the next few days and we will see some epic action!
 

Ep.9 – Record Breakers – Luderitz Speed Challenge

A Couple of Speed records fell at the Luderitz Speed Challenge today... Miriam Rasmussen with a NEW Norwegian Record (and improved on it once she'd got it) and one more record... what was it? Watch to find out!!
 

Ep.10 - NEW 40 & 50 knot Clubbers – Luderitz Speed Challenge

WARNING... This film Contains SWEARING!!!! Booooom... BIG Wednesday delivers!!!! The Luderitz Speed Challenge adds... 2 NEW Members of 50knot Club!!!! and one NEW member to the 40Knot women club!! Amazing day... with National records, PB's and 50+ knot Peaks go down!! P.s Sorry for the delay but that was Windsurfing.TV's last day and have been traveling! Idiots guide and main film to follow! ...so stay tuned
 

PART 3 – Idiot’s Guide To… Speed sailing!!

50knots!!!! ...OMG... I did it!!! Crazy... absolutely Crazy!!! ...ok... it was a VMAX ... but that was my goal and can't believe i made it!! So if your interested how it happened check out the last part of the idiots guide to Speed sailing at 'The Luderitz Speed Challenge' Including a few rigging tips, aerodynamic headwear and lots of swearing (sorry mum.. i was excited)
 

Selfie style - Double One handed back loop - move of the day

Ok, ok... not quite a double but 2 in a row haha!! I'm getting into the selfie cam... just need to go higher now :) or maybe a stalled forward next :O Spot: Western Australia, Coronation Beach #olympustough #windsurfXolympus
 

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