Rob Douglas: the American bullet | Photo: Arnone-Project

Rob Douglas has claimed the 2014 National French Kitesurfing Speed Championships, held at La Franqui.

The American kiteboarder won three out of four races and hit the fastest speed mark of the event. The founder of the North American Speed Sailing Project sailed at an average speed of 42.5 knots over the 500-meter speedway.

Douglas reached a maximum speed of 47.8 knots at Les Coussoules Beach, in winds speeds ranging between 15 and 30 knots, with his Cabrinha Velocity prototype.


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Antoine Jaubert: flying for the Starship Foundation | Photo: Mike Peffers

Antoine Jaubert has flown high to conquer the 2nd Kitesurf for Kids Big Air Contest, held at Muriwai Beach, in New Zealand.

Up to 50 kiteboarders gathered to raise more than $6000 for the Starship Foundation, a social-profit organisation that channels funds for the Children's Hospital.

The big air competition was run in sunny skies and 30-knot winds. All riders in the three divisions (Open Men, Open Women, and Amateur) showed spectacular tricks and airborne manoeuvres.