closingevent_rd-ac-sc_fivefingers__2_10oct_piccredit_rogerhislop.jpgFinal Results of the 2008 Luderitz Speed Challenge

Alex Caizerges, FRA 50.57
Robert Douglas, USA 50.54
Sebastien Cattelan, FRA 50.52

Although Rob Douglas was .03 behind the world record, all three of the top competitors should be commended for breaking the 50 knot barrier. Rob posted a final time of 50.54 knots on a production Crossbow kite with a modified bridle. Cabrinha distributor, Grant Ross, also posted an amazing time of 48.79 knots, placing him as the 8th fastest sailor in the world.