Pascal Maka

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Pascal Maka is a French windsurfer,[1] who broke the outright speed sailing record in 1986, and again in 1990.[2]

Maka broke the outright speed sailing record in 1986, at Sotavento, Fuerteventura, with a speed of 38.86 knots, using a Jimmy Lewis board and a Gaastra sail.[3] This was the first time a windsurfer had broken the outright speed sailing record, which had previously been held by multihulls.[4][5]

His record was surpassed in 1988 by Erik Beale, who broke the record at Saintes Maries de la Mer Speed Canal with a speed of 40.48 knots. This record lasted until 1990, when Maka again broke the record, this time also at Saintes Maries, with a speed of 43.06 knots.[6]

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