Björn Dunkerbeck

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Björn Dunkerbeck (born 16 July 1969) is a professional windsurfer who has won Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) Overall World Championships a record forty one times.[1][2]

Bjorn Dunkerbeck in the Netherlands during the World Tour (2005)
Bjorn Dunkerbeck in Proof board factory

Dunkerbeck is the son of a Dutch father and a Danish mother, but sailed under the number E-11, as he grew up in the volcanic archipelago of Canary Islands in Spain. He dominated the late 1980s and the entire 1990s professional scene, especially in racing, but was also a champion in wavesailing.[3] He currently sails under the Swiss flag (SUI-11).

Both he and his sister Britt[4] have held records for the World Sailing Speed Record Council Nautical Mile.[5]

PWA titles[edit]

  • Overall World Champion (1988–1999)
  • Race World Champion (1988–1999) and 2011
  • Wave World Champion (1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001)
  • Freestyle World Champion (1998)
  • Speed World Champion (1994)


  1. ^ Jack L. Canfield; Mark Victor Hansen; Sharon Linnea (2003). Chicken Soup from the Soul of Hawaii: Stories of Aloha to Create Paradise Wherever you are. HCIInspirational. ISBN 0-7573-0061-8.
  2. ^ "Windsurfer aims for speed record". CNN International. March 14, 2003.
  3. ^ "The World Champion of World Champions". November 18, 2005. Archived from the original on May 25, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2005.
  4. ^ Waite, Clyde. "Bjorn on Camera". Archived from the original on 30 November 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Nautical Mile Records". World Sailing Speed Record Council. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.

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