Rob Douglas: when speed sailing is a war | Photo: Mike Petrikov

Rob Douglas has conquered his fifth consecutive title at the 2015 North American Speed Sailing Invitational (NASSI).

Martha's Vineyard is probably the best speed sailing venue in the American continent. With consistent strong winds and natural channels, it's the perfect island for training and setting new records.

Katama Bay, Sengekontacket Pond and Cape Pogue are three spots for different sailing angles. The 2016 NASSI got underway between October 17th-31st, and kiteboarders competed in 14 races.

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Lewis Crathern: professional kite mentor | Photo:

The Cabarete Pro Series 2016 invites recreational and amateur kiteboarders to train with three world-class riders from January through March.

Jalou Langeree, Sebastian Ribeiro, and Lewis Crathern. Each month, one of them will help you improve your technical skills and overall riding performance.

The kite clinic kicks off with two-time world champion Jalou Langeree. The Dutch wave kitesurfing master will boost your ocean competence to the next level, between January 11th-15th and 18th-22th.

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Kitesurfing schools: the best way to learn how to fly a kite | Photo:

How should you choose a kitesurfing school? The question is simple and recurrent, yet the answer can be tricky. The best kitesurfing school is the one where you'll learn the basics of kiteboarding and safety in the water.

The first rule of kitesurfing is that you shall never try to learn how to fly a kite by yourself, especially if no one is with you in case everything goes wrong. Kitesurfing can be extremely dangerous.

Becoming familiar with power kites is the best way of starting out. Traction kites will help you understand how wind and kites work together to generate speed. That is why taking lessons from a qualified instructor will protect yourself from severe injuries.

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