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.

The fastest kiteboarder in America is undefeated in speed kiteboarding events since October 2011, but there's still one challenge ahead.

The world kiteboarding speed record has been set by Alex Caizergues at 56.62 knots. Will Rob Douglas aim to break it?

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