German Speedchannel!!

German speedchannel in the making
Finally the channel will be ready this season, a topsecret project for many years. Dimensions 2100m long and 150m wide, curved course. It will be great to have a speedspot without tidal problem and free to use. Manfred Merle and Thomas Doublin claim the record will be back this year.

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  1. Great endeavor by these German speedsurfers. Especially with a launch on April 1 ;) Cheers, Luc.

  2. Holly smoke, you guys mean business.
    This is what I call a large scale speed project and dedication, I love it !
    May the construction go smoothly and lay the foundation for many a record.
    The wider canal = more chop/swell at broader angles, but it's safer and necessary to beat back upwind. It depends on how extreme you want to go.
    Count me in if you need a test pilot.

  3. Basil, judging by the DATE this channel won't need any testing ...
    Jake Janowski

  4. You're right Jake, I just read the article and "das neue Mekka der Speed [Windsurfer] werden" says it all.
    Kiters might not be welcome, so I'll have to dust off my windsurfing kit to stand a chance ;)
    130,000 Euro is a big outlay, so I understand if it's closely guarded, but why not charge a fee per day to recover the costs, but open it to those that can push the limits when it's nuking to see what the canal is really capable of.