North American speed sailors reach 55.5 knots

May 12, 2010 | Kiteboarding

Rob Douglas: US speed secret weapon

The sailing season in New England got of to a windy and early start in 2010.

New boards are being tested and early results are excellent. On May 5th a new board hit 55.5 over the 100m. Top speed is confidential at this time.

No sailing craft in American history has reached these speeds before. The NASSP Team is training for the World Championships in Fuerteventura by competing in the 2010 HAM Challenge.

Speed teams from Maui, the Gorge and New England are going head to head. Windsurfers vs. kiters in 3 disciplines: 100 meters, 1 nautical mile and alpha 250.

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