Alberto Rondina steps up his game in Brazil
As Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc on the East Coast of America, the gang at the North American Speed Sailing Invitational took advantage of this late storm's winds... and ended up on CNN. Watch the video here!
This was the 2nd Annual NASSI Event, sponsored by the Black Dog and Lynch Associates, and took place October 15-30th on Sengekontacket Pond, Katama Bay, and off of Cape Poge. Thirteen of the world's best speed sailors came together from around the world to competed for a $30,000 purse.
While the hurricane heightened the anxiety of the event providing strong winds, this group of highly skilled kiteboarders have seen faster speeds at other speed sailing events. It should be mentioned that no one was hurt during this event.
Cabrinha's Rob Douglas of Vineyard Haven won the $10,000 first prize and had the fasted average speed of 48.69. Damien Leroy in second averaged 44.583, Alex Caizergues at 43.075 took third, Brock Callen 44.040 at fourth, and Jamie Douglas took fifth having the second fastest average of 44.853.
The United States claimed the Lynch Cup and $2,500 dollars for winning the team standings over Europe. Honorable mention to locals Morgan Douglas, Brock Callen, and Bill Lynch who raced in the event with incredible performances.
The riders would like to extend a big "Thank You" to Brock Callen Sr, Bill & Beth Lynch, and The Black Dog for all their efforts to host a great event.
Specializing in the newest techniques and latest innovations Cabrinha's new state of the art twin tip board factory has improved precision and quality for the 2013 Range. Headed up by product manager Dave Kay, the ultimate boardroom is up and running. WATCH VIDEO!
Drumroll please....the winners of the Quest Eco Challenge have been decided! This was an almost impossible task and our decision panel has seriously struggled to decide how to rank the many incredible entries. So many inspiring things people are doing in their own personal lives as well as positively effecting their local and in some cases global communities. We'll be sharing many of these stories in the weeks ahead. But for now, huge congratulations to the Grand Prize winner Mike Hutchings and First Place winner Yancy Wright- who will be joining us on our inaugural voyage of the expedition this month; Second place winner Neil Townsend, and Third Place winner Tristan Fields who will score some great kit from Patagonia and Cabrinha.
Thanks so much to all of you who entered the contest!
Cagliari, Italy is playing host to the biggest Kiteboard Course Racing World Championship Event to date. With over 250 registered races from many different countries we have our eye on team CABRINHA with Damien LeRoy reporting back to us. The forecast is looking light for the event ... but they say the wind can change quite fast, so we will see how things play out. So far we see riders on 17 meter to 13 meter kites with gusty flat off shore winds.