On Wednesday Zara Davis set a new mark of 44.19 knots/h in the Luderitz speed strip (to be approved officially). By that the old female Windsurfing World Record (by Karin Jaggi) is history by nearly 3 knots/h more. Winds in the range of 28-35knt/h were enough to set the new record.
Congratulations to Zara from the Sonntag-Fins Team for this outstanding performance!
Zara was going with a series Mistral Speed 42, a 5.5 m² Simmer Sails SCR 2012 and a Sonntag GPS_5 rev2 20 cm speedfin.
The video of the Zara’s record run:
Here you can see the set of GPS_5 rev2 speed fins (18, 20, 23cm) Zara received for the 2012 Lüderitz Speed event:
Some words over the GPS_5 rev2:
The GPS_5 rev2 is an optimized GPS_5 fin with a new profile and slightly adjusted outline. We optimized the profile for lowest drag on small AoA and delayed cavitation by a nice flat pressure distribution along the chord. The mould size was increased to allow also the production up to 25cm long GPS_5 rev2 fins. This model meanwhile proofed the performance requirements so that we released the design for series production.