Rob Douglas – Winner of the 2011 North American Speed Sailing 2011

The French team

From left to right: Sylvain HOCEINI, Jérôme BILA, Alex CAIZERGUES, Chalotte CONSORTI, Patrice MENOSSI and Seb SALERNO. Christophe PRIN-GUENON is not on the shot. (He had to leave the competition early due to injury)

The USA team

From left to right: Morgan DOUGLAS, Jamie DOUGLAS, Rob DOUGLAS, Micheal GEBHARDT (olympic coach ) and Bill LYNCH.

 
France Team wins the “Lynch-Cup” with a total of 109 points set by Alexandre CAIZERGUE, Sylvain HOCEINI and Seb SALERNO

USA Team wins the speed competition with 136 points.  Rob DOUGLAS takes the price for Best Average Speed.

 

The 2011 North American Speed Sailing Invitational comes to a close with 12 races completed. Racing occurred on almost everyday of the event and this was the first ever speed event to have port tack races.

The 2011 NASSI was the second event ever to have speeds greater than 50 Knots. It also featured the biggest prize purse in kite Sailing ($27,000) and the first National team trophy, the “Lynch Cup.”

As the best speed sailors in the world battled storm force conditions they well exceeded there expectations with speeds over 50 knots. Two riders Alex Caizergues and Rob Douglas hitt V max speeds greater then 55 Knots in Martha’s Vineyard.

Final results of the 2011 North American Speed Sailing Invitational:

Position

Rider

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

Source:
http://www.sebsalerno.com
http://www.thekiteboarder.com

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