From the press release: The current windsurfing world champion Antoine
Albeau of France and 13 times British Champion windsurfer Guy
Cribb windsurfed across the English Channel in a storm, taking the
long route from Cherbourg to Poole (70 miles). Antoine’s windsurfing record
is 56 mph, but on this remarkable journey to raise money for the Ellen
MacArthur Trust their top speeds were around 40 mph over huge waves and
choppy water, making it very difficult and dangerous to sail faster.