edt wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:36 pm
How many people are boosting that they have the woo speed record at your local beach. That's right, zero.
I guess there's no such thing as a woo speed record, because the Woo doesn't record that. However, there are quite a few riders who use (quality)GPS to track their speed and enter a ranking online at https://www.gps-kitesurfing.com/
, pretty similar to the woo leaderboard. In our local windsports club, there's a trophy for the fastest of the season (and it's actually mostly windsurfers competing for that). Point is, I think "going faster" has a similar kind of appeal than "going higher". But the absolute sailing speed record is something else altogether, and getting more and more disconnected from typical kiters.
Having followed the evolution of sailing speed records since the mid eighties, I still have an interest in following what happens now. That interest doesn't mean I would invest millions of dollars into it though.