The American team arrived in Leucate, France 4 days day’s early to prepare for the Mondial du Vent speed event, the largest kitesurfing event in France. The team: Rob, Morgan, Jamie Douglas and myself were on a mission to see if a new course record could be set in the waters of La Franqui. The weather forecast was perfect as the Tramontonia wind was about to hit hard for 4 huge days! 30 to 40 knots with gusts of 45knots. Perfect conditions for speed sailing. Flat water…. Strong winds….Good wind angle…. and the worlds fastest speed sailors in one location.
Arrived in Providence, Massachusetts at Midnight. Took a fast boat to Martha’s Vineyard at 3am, home of the fastest sailor in the world Rob Douglas. Woke up at 6:30am “Java time”, & broke 50 kts at noon! Tested new Cabrinha prototypes in south east wind of 20 to 35kts, rode for 7 hours, and dinner at 8pm! 9:30pm pool in The Douglas Man cave! Tomorrow 4am SUP training, 9 foot swell. More wind forecasted. To be continued. Damo
As the Sailing evaluation came to a close in Santander, Spain there was nothing more than one thing on everyone’s mind. “Kiteboarding” The group of riders from all around the world went above and beyond for the ISAF committee and the sailing world and did an amazing job. Now it is in the hands of everyone out there in our sport. Go to your local sailing clubs and let them know we are here to stay. It is not a matter of if we get in to the Olympics it is WHEN? 2016?