Robbie Douglas: strong and fast

Robbie Douglas has claimed the 2012 North American Speed Sailing Project Invitational, at Martha's Vineyard.


The kitesurfing speed event kicked off with 12 kiteboarders and one windsurfer. The initial wind speed reached 17-20 knots coming from 210 degrees.

With excellent water texture, competitors were quickly reaching speeds of over 35 knots and peaking over 41 knots.

In the second day, Christophe Prin-Guenon was able to used his rock solid stance and larger stature to post an average speed of his two best runs at 37.950 knots.

It was also the first time in the history of the North American Speed Sailing Championship Invitational (NASSCI) that Rob Douglas has lost a heat, taking third place behind Christophe and Alex Aguera.

The third day, it was Rob Douglas and Damien Leroy, on the larger slalom boards, who took the day, with Rob setting the highest speed of 42.492 knots.

In the end, the fastest sailor on Earth took the $10,000 prize and the US team of kiteboarders won the Lynch Cup for beating Europe.

2012 North American Speed Sailing Project Invitational:

1. Robbie Douglas (48,960 knots)
2. Damien Leroy (44,583 knots)
3. Alex Caizergues (43,075 knots)
4. Brock Callen (44,040 knots)
5. Jamie Douglas (44,853 knots)