hauling ass, literally

Sylvain Hoceini broke the nautical mile speed sailing world record at Plage du Rouet, in La Palme, France.
On July 15, at 8:40 pm, the French kiteboarder rode his kite at 39.11 knots (44.88 miles per hour) during the 2020 Prince of Speed.

Hoceini improved by 0.08 knots last year’s record set by American rider Rob Douglas at 39.04 knots (44.93 miles per hour). A week earlier, the rider from Frontignan had missed Douglas’ record by a hair’s breadth – just 0.02 knots.

Despite the frustration, Sylvain Hoceini got back to the water, and, nine days later, he wrote his name in the speed sailing books. “After questioning the failure of my previous world record attempt, perseverance and your encouragement helped me go for a last successful run. Thank you for your support,” expressed the Frenchman.

Read on, thanks to SurferToday.