|Oisín van Gelderen breaks the Irish Speed Sailing record|
Oisín van Gelderen has reached the fastest speed ever recorded by a sailing craft on Irish waters. The national speed champion had an incredible windsurfing day at the Dungarvan Speed strip, in Waterford.
van Gelderen hit peak speed of 46.32 knots, set a new Irish GPS 500m record (43.97 knots) and the GPS 5×10 second average (44.23 knots).
The Irish windsurfing bullet got an official Irish GPS Speed Record for a 10 second run (45.02 knots), verified by WGPSSRC. Oisín van Gelderen had already set his personal record in UK waters, by reaching a peak speed of 47.17knots on a speed course.
“It’s no secret that I have been chasing that speed for a long time”, says van Gelderen. “At 78kgs, I would be considered a lightweight in speedsailing terms, and looking at that list of top speed guys from the Netherlands, I’m keeping fine company.
Watch Oisín van Gelderen breaking the speedrecord in Ireland, right here.