06 Feb Florian Gruber get the Race around the Island Record
Florian Gruber has cracked the record! The professional Kitesurfer from Garmisch-Partenkirchen had orbit the Baltic Sea Island of Fehmarn on Friday with the foil board in the fable time of 1:43 hours. With this time he broke the records best mark of 2:48 hours, which the 16-time German windsurfing champion Bern Flessner had set up eight years ago.
The 23-year-old Gruber was started in the “Race around the Iceland” in the context of the Mercedes-Benz Kitesurf World Cup Fehmarn at 12:08 clock on the south beach of the island in an easterly direction. At the beacon Staberhuk he has controlled his kite to the north, at Puttgarden his racing journey , with 70 km / h through the Fehmarnbelt, goes on to heading west.
At the Northern Inland Lake Gruber turn back south and after another change in direction at the Flügger beacon just before the finish line under the Fehmarnsund bridge through to the south beach. At 13:51 clock the new record holder was received by the enthusiastic audience with cheers.
“I am very happy with this record! It was incredibly offensive, especially the second part of the circuit where I had to do a lot of tackling the wind. This part and at the beginning of the race I have to contend with the seagrass. But at the end it all worked out great. I never thought that I can stay under the two hours. Just to ride under the Fehmarnsundbrücke was an experience that I wil probably remember for a long time. Now it´s time to take a massage and celebrating the victory. The prize money of € 1,000 is just right for me, because in two weeks I have a competition in China and the journey is in expensive”, said the first Bayer after his fantastic new record.