Foiling Kiteboarder Casey Brown takes 3 minutes and 06 seconds longer on Jamestown lap record
A new all-time record was set on Saturday, October 30e for the Around Jamestown Record. Casey Brown on his Foiling Kiteboard, Wyspa Tech, finished his attempt around Jamestown with an elapsed time of 47 minutes and 42 seconds and an average speed of 22.4 knots. This beats the previous record of 00:50:48, set just 11 days earlier by Rob Spets, also on a Foiling Kiteboard.
Casey chose to sail south from leaving Fort Adams at 08:59:29 EST. Brown started in an 18 knot ESE breeze at low tide.
It was Casey’s first attempt to set the Round Jamestown record, but he has been kiting for six years and foiling for three years.
Brown said on the record: “It was fun, pretty perfect conditions other than 7 to 8 foot waves at Beavertail, but flat the rest of the way. Nice is, teenagers with a few puffs up to 30. There were a lot of fish, I hit about five and crashed, along with three other crashes, but overall pretty quick. I’ve been thinking about this record for a long time, so I’m just happy, it’s pretty cool to beat it.
I knew I was close [to breaking the record], I had a fall near the finish and thought maybe it would have put me on the brink. It was quite difficult on the legs, especially reaching and then deciding how fast to push. If you go fast all the time, you will crash a lot more and lose energy.
And I think you can probably still take some time off the record, maybe cut it down to 40 minutes under perfect conditions. “
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