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Speed windsurfing

Shallow Inlet near Sandy Point (view above is from Mt Best, some 32km away) is a world-famous local spot for high speed sailing. Flat water and strong winds attract some of the fastest sailors in the world.

Speed windsurfing photos below were taken on 28 January 2007 by Adam Gerlach record typical speed sailing action at Sandy Point. The session featured Tony Wynhoven 45 knot average, Chris Lockwood 45.2 knot 500m and Craig Spottiswood getting into 2007 top 10 using a sticky-tape repaired KA sail, among many other good results.

Sailing session 3-Nov-2009 photos by Tom Chalko


Speed sailing

MI speed sailing craft on course in Sandy Point on 8 March 2007. It reached 48 knots in 16-18 knots of wind. I must have been the only spectator - there is not a single footprint on the beach...