Sjoukje Bredenkamp from South Africa has set the womens outright speed sailing record to a mind blasting 45.20 knots over 500m
Already during the first days of the 2008 Luderitz Speed Challenge he managed to ride her record by almost 3 knots. Later during the competition, both her and rivaling Charlotte Consorti came close with high 44 knots runs, but the result shall stand.