Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2016

Woman Pilot Sets World Record On Cefn Sidan

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 2nd, 2016

A new world land speed record has been set at Cefn Sidan for a woman pilot on a beach surface. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Karen Cutbush is the fastest female kite buggier in the world after reaching a speed of 55.5mph across the sands using her 3m Brooza race kite. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The 42-year-old, known also as SpecialK, smashed her 2009 world record by over 7mph at a meet of Carmarthenshire Land Sailing Club over the Easter weekend. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Karen said: “The dry and windy conditions, together with the fabulous Cefn Sidan beach, was perfect for my latest attempt. I’ve always wanted to get into the ‘50mph club’ and to see the figures captured on the GPS was such a fantastic feeling.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Carmarthenshire Land Sailing Club hold regular meets throughout the year and enjoys all types of kite flying, land yachting and other land sailing activities, including one-liners, stunt, kite boarding, kite buggying and kite surfing. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The council’s countryside and coast manager, Rory Dickinson said: “What a fantastic achievement to have a world record set at Cefn Sidan. It just goes to show the diversity of the park and beach is almost endless and is the perfect venue for many different types of events.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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