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Björn Dunkerbeck (born 16 July 1969) is a professional windsurfer who has won the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) Overall World Championships a record 41 times.

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Bjorn Dunkerbeck in the Netherlands during the World Tour (2005)
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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. He currently sails under the Swiss flag (SUI-11).

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

PWA titles

  • 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)
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