Idiot’s Guide To... Speed sailing - Ben Proffitt - Windsurfing.TV

Over 2 years ago I (Ben Proffitt) decided to try and challenge myself to see how fast i could go! I really wanted to at least break the 40knot barrier... I gave myself one year and was fully keen to give it a proper go and see what i could achieve. This video was my first trip to the famous West Kirby to have a go at proper Speedsailing. How did it go? well i'll let you watch and find out :) I wanted to do an idiots guide to Speed sailing... but i think it turned out to be more... An idiot going Speed sailing haha! As for 'the year' of speed sailing... well that didn't go quite to plan either... as it was never windy when i had the gear and time to go. So I only got one more chance at West Kirby.... But I did manage to get Over 40knots which was cool... but the conditions still weren't great and that kind of made me think i can go a lot quicker!! So after re-watching this... i really think i need to give it another go!! This was originally done for Boardseeker with Alfie Hart. So thought it was a shame not to have it on Youtube. So transferred it across to the channel.

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Over 2 years ago I (Ben Proffitt) decided to try and challenge myself to see how fast i could go! I really wanted to at least break the 40knot barrier... I gave myself one year and was fully keen to give it a proper go and see what i could achieve. This video was my first trip to the famous West Kirby to have a go at proper Speedsailing. How did it go? well i'll let you watch and find out :) I wanted to do an idiots guide to Speed sailing... but i think it turned out to be more... An idiot going Speed sailing haha! As for 'the year' of speed sailing... well that didn't go quite to plan either... as it was never windy when i had the gear and time to go. So I only got one more chance at West Kirby.... But I did manage to get Over 40knots which was cool... but the conditions still weren't great and that kind of made me think i can go a lot quicker!! So after re-watching this... i really think i need to give it another go!! This was originally done for Boardseeker with Alfie Hart. So thought it was a shame not to have it on Youtube. So transferred it across to the channel.

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La Groseille
La Groseille - 3 years ago
Haha thank you for the condom tip :):) Nice video !!
Jammie Gitt
Jammie Gitt - 3 years ago
nice video mate. where about is this?
Hamish Douglas
Hamish Douglas - 3 years ago
Nice vid and funny
Noel Whittle
Noel Whittle - 3 years ago
need to be more upright.
Jakub Král
Jakub Král - 3 years ago
Anyone knows where is this place?
Milo Santostefano
Milo Santostefano - 3 years ago
I am loving this idea of speed!!!!
GrumpyOldMan
GrumpyOldMan - 4 years ago
Wonderful maniac
robbret
robbret - 4 years ago
What a great speed spot.
7u6trytyuttyiu
7u6trytyuttyiu - 4 years ago
This sport must be boring after few sessions.

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Nikolai Hammer
Nikolai Hammer - 4 years ago
Hello Ben, really nice video. I loved to see the simmer scr sail in Action in your video, because i have the same in 7.0qm.
Maybe you can give me a tip for the trim. I am using a 430 north mast with cc in the 7.0 and trim it on the printed value on the sail of 459cm. It works fine and the cambers switches really nice. My problem is the flat profile with a luff of 459cm. If i reduce the luff 1cm, the profile is a little bit deeper but the cambers are pressed hard and don´t switch very well. Is this normal or should i use an other mast?
Windsurfing.TV
Windsurfing.TV - 4 years ago
Nikolai Hammer hi mate.. send me a mail as there are a lot of question to figure it out.. sounds like it's the mast.
Ben@windsurfing.tv
Spam Random
Spam Random - 4 years ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2txJ-5DRZY

Please check my windsurfing film.
Moritz08536
Moritz08536 - 4 years ago
Cool video! Please continue the speed sailing series!
Can you do a water start on those tiny boards?

Also, what is the song starting after the first minute? I love that.
Harald Leisepinkler
Harald Leisepinkler - 4 years ago
What happened to your aerodynamic hairdress?! We should do a dwarf-speed-challenge!
Windsurfing.TV
Windsurfing.TV - 4 years ago
Harald Leisepinkler this was recorded a while ago :) ...so now I will be faster haha
Banana Joe
Banana Joe - 4 years ago
Nice video Ben! What spot did you ride there?
Windsurfing.TV
Windsurfing.TV - 4 years ago
It's a perfect freestyle spot... soon flat!
Windsurfing.TV
Windsurfing.TV - 4 years ago
It's a Place called 'West Kirby' near Liverpool , UK.
3style4life
3style4life - 4 years ago
Haha, nice obe Ben ! Like what you're doing :)
Windsurfing.TV
Windsurfing.TV - 4 years ago
I actually did this a while back... but yes I need to get back on it :) 
Thanks.. and glad you like it (y)

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