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.

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).

2011 North American Speed Sailing Invitational | 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