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Female Speed Sailing World Record

You can call Sjoukje Bredenkamp fast but don’t call her easy. The 19-year-old South African kiteboarder has worked hard to become the fastest female speed sailor in the world, a feat she accomplished on Tuesday in Luederitz, Namibia.

Sjoukje Bredenkamp is the fastest wind-powered babe in the world.

Sjoukje Bredenkamp
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Bredenkamp, who claimed the title of fastest female kiteboarder last October, was competing in the month-long Luederitz Speed Challenge when she hit 42.35 knots, beating by more than a knot the previous record held by a windsurfer. It wouldn’t surprise us a bit if this determined young woman set her sights on the overall speed sailing record set by windsurfer Finian Maynard in 2005 with a speed of 48.7 knots.

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