Zenith Ambassador Alexandre Caizergues Crosses Legendary Mark

Nov 05, 2010
In Namibia, Alexandre Caizergues, a French sportsman and Zenith ambassador, has set a new world record. The kitesurfer managed to cross a legendary mark, having beaten the world speed sailing record - now it is raised to 100.19 km/h. The previous record, a speed of 95 km/h, was set by Alain Thebault and his hydrofoil trimaran hydroptere.

Alexandre Caizergues, a gifted sportsman and one of the best kitesurfers of his generation, came to the bay of Luderitz, Namibia, with an ambitious goal he wanted to beat the previous world speed sailing record set in September 2008. Having trained for over a year, Alexandre finally reached his goal he sailed at an average speed of 100.19 km/h over 500 meters. The legendary 100 km/h mark, so many speed demons have been trying to cross, now belongs to the young celebrity kitesurfer who is really proud of his accomplishment.

The Swiss Manufacture Zenith is pleased to congratulate its ambassador on his remarkable record. The history of the brand is closely related to record-breaking performances on water.

Zenith sailing chronometers, highly appreciated for their precision, have been used by navigators for finding their way on the worlds oceans and exact determination of their longitude. Now, Zenith is pleased to be associated with the new exploit performed by its brand ambassador, Alexandre Caizergues.

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