Rob Douglas wins 3 of 4 at National French Kitesurfing Speed Championships


The National French Kitesurfing Speed Championships were held at the world-famous speed course at La Franqui, France, where Rob Douglas of Vineyard Haven won 3 out of 4 races and Best Speed for the event. Rob founded the North American Speed Sailing Project, and is sponsored by Cabrinha Kites, Lynch Associates, and the Black Dog, his family’s business.

In wind speeds averaging between 15 and 30 knots, Mr. Douglas sailed his new Cabrinha Velocity prototype to victory in France, and continues to remain undefeated in all kite speed events since October 2011, according to a press release.

On the second day of the event, Rob sailed the best speed of the event, with an average speed of 42.5 knots over the 500-meter course and a maximum speed of 47.8 knots.