2011 North American Speed Sailing Invitational: only 12 riders were invited to the party

Rob Douglas was the fastest sailor of the 2011 North American Speed Sailing Invitational, held at Martha's Vineyard. The US kiteboarder secured the first place with the best speed of the event: 50.994 knots.

Douglas was the only rider to reach the 50 knots. He was followed in the final rankings by Alex Caizergues (48.873 knots) andJamie Douglas (47.365 knots). The inaugural speed sailing event was a great success and all competitors had to battle winds that reached 48 knots. Watch the video highlights, here.

The 2011 North American Speed Sailing Invitational was organized by The North American Speed Sailing Project (NASSP) and under specified conditions laid down by the International Kiteboarding Class Association (IKA).

The fastest kitesurfers in world were invited to compete in speed and long distance races in State Beach, Cape Pogue Bay and Katama Bay for a total prize money of $27,000.

The event was organized by The North American Speed Sailing Project (NASSP) and under specified conditions laid down by the International Kiteboarding Class Association (IKA).

Final results of the 2011 North American Speed Sailing Invitational:

Position

Rider

Best Speed

1

Rob Douglas

50.994

2

Alex Caizergues

48.873

3

Jamie Douglas

47.365

4

Sylvain Hoceini

44.769

5

Seb Salemo

45.904

6

Patrice Menossi

44.370

7

Christophe Prin-Guenon

44.339

8

Jerome Bila

41.193

9

Morgan Douglas

44.783

10

Charlotte Consorti

39.908

11

Bill Lynch

39.981