SIMFEROPOL/ AQMESCIT (QHA) -

58-year-old windsurfer Sergey Naydich set a record in a continuous three-day swim on a sailing board in Simferopol.  His record was 72 hours and 32 minutes. 

Thus, Sergey surpassed his own record set 10 years ago.  Then, he sailed continuously for almost three days. 

This time, he started on Friday, July 19 and finished on July 22.  Sergey sailed in Simferopol, in a small pond of Gagarin park, with a total area of 400 square meters.  When sailing, he applied a so-called “shuttle” method.  He sailed for three days and three nights.  After each round of 3 hours, Sergey stopped for 15 minutes for food and rest.  During the stop, medical examination was carried out. 

All three days were continuously recorded on the video camera. 

The sportsman admitted that it was not easy.  For three days and nights he went without sleep. 

“The eyes suffer from constant strain.  They get tired and you start seeing mirages.  You look at something you see floating images, shapes….I had only 15 minutes to rest and recover for the next round.  The girls counted every second, because everything was shot on the camera for the Guinness records book.  If you break a rule, you have to start over again”, -saiy Sergey. 
 

The windsurfer stays pleased with his result.  “I am very happy about it, as I have beaten my own record, set 10 years ago.  This means that I didn’t get older, I am still in shape.  I am happy!”, - shares Sergey.

After completing the sailing, Sergey was awarded a diploma of Ukrainian book of records.  Now, all information will be send for official registration to the Guinness records book.

Note: In 2001, Sergey held his first continuous sailing, which lasted 25 hours 6 minutes.  In March 2002, his result was
52 hours 15 minutes, thus making up an unofficial record in Ukraine and CIS countries on duration. 

In 2003 he sailed continuously for almost three days and nights.  The certificate from Guinness records book was presented to him on March 31, 2004, the achievement was published in «Guinness World Records 2005» (page 252) and in «Guinness World Records 2006» (page 202).