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Here is the video of the fastest sailor on the planet- kitesurfer Rob Douglas; CEO of the Martha's Vineyard based company "The Black Dog". www.theblackdog.com
We would like to express "An attitude of gratitude" to our sponsors, supporters, friends and families for putting up with our shit while we kiteboard our asses off and generally look for any reason to get on the water when its windy!
www.nassp.net which is our web page for the "North American Speed Sailing Project"
Sponsors: The Black Dog, Cabrinha Kites, Lynch Associates, Gebhardt Performance Riding Inc., Amundson Customs, Dakine, NPX Wetsuits, Curtis Fins, Living Fuel, RBC Life Sciences and Kaenon Sunglasses and of course Mom and Dad Douglas and smoking windy Luderitz!
This is the kitesurfing footage of the historical run that brought kitesurfer Rob Douglas to an average speed of49.84 knots over a 500 meter course. The wind was blowing 30 to 25 knots average and gusting to 40 knots. Luderitz's "second lagoon" was set up with a flooding high tide that created very flat water conditions. Sebastian Cattelain can be seen making the second fastest run of the planet in the background. He missed beating Rob by less than a half of a second. Its official kitesurfers are the fastest sailing craft on the planet.
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