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Rob Douglas Sets New Open Water Speed Sailing Record

American rider Rob Douglas has managed to set a new open water speed record on Sunday, the 27th of April. In choppy waters and super gusty winds reaching more than 40 knots, Rob Douglas rode the speed 500m average, official course with 46.53 knots, beating all, including windsurfers. His ride was the highlight of Sosh Cup, part of this year’s Mondial du Vent. The action took place in La Franqui, France.

Rob is renowned for breaking world speed records along his pro career. 2008 Douglas broke the world speed sailing record on a kiteboard, hitting a top speed of 49.84 knots. Then he again became the holder of the speed record in October 2010 when he was clocked at 55.65 knots.

We must remember you that in La Franqui Rob set the record for speed in open water, not in semi enclosed locations like Lunderitz, Namibia or other such places.