Outright World Speed Sailing Record

webrdwin Rob Does It Again…Recaptures Outright World Speedsailing Record.
OCTOBER 28TH, 2010

Call it amazing…call it ballsy…call it, “The Duel In the Desert Trench.” Drama personified in Ludertiz yesterday resulted in success for Team NASSP. Mission Accompished. Rob Douglas (USA 55 / Blue Leader) has accomplished exactly what he set out to do…he proudly and courageosly recaptured the Outright World Speed Sailing Record yesterday in the Ludertiz, 2nd Lagoon Trench.

With winds in excess of 45 knots and sand storms and sea spray all around, Rob entered The Trench. Riding his 9m Switchblade and speed board of choice, wearing his helmet and all additional padding and protection, Rob sailed down the Ludertiz Trench into a very questionable finishing area (completely closed and close to rocks and sand banks). He has once again sailed into the annals of sailing history…World Record Speed of 55.65 knots !

On Rob’s second run he got fouled up during the finish and fractured his right wrist. The NASSP Team has decided to have Rob return prematurely to Boston, MA. to undergo necessary medical procedures. On his return flight Rob will be accompanied by NASSP founding sponsor Bill Lynch (USA 52 / Green Leader).

Meanwhile, Jamie and Morgan will keep the kites in the sky as the high wind continues to pound the 2nd Lagoon. Coach Gebhardt will remain with The Boys.

Watch the video here.

SOURCE: NASSP

 

Final results of the 2010 Luderitz Speed Challenge:

Rank

No.

Name

Nat.

Speed

1

55

Rob Douglas (WR & NR)

USA

55.65

2

69

Sebastien Cattelan (NR)

FRA

55.49

3

21

Alex Caizergues

FRA

54.93

4

64

Sebastien Salerno

FRA

54.28

5

53

Sylvain Hoceini

FRA

52.90

6

11

Gavin Broadbent (NR)

NZ

50.93

7

45

Basil Cambanis (NR)

ZA

50.75

8

1

Taro Niehaus

ZA

50.62

9

4

Charlotte Consorti (Ladies WR & NR)

FRA

50.43

10

57

Morgan Douglas

USA

49.69

11

56

Jamie Douglas

USA

49.46

12

19

Stefan Metzger (NR)

NAM

49.28

13

13

Manu Taub

FRA

49.09

14

40

Patrice Menossi

FRA

48.74

15

7

Sophie Routaboul

FRA

48.64

16

46

Marc Avella (NR)

ESP

48.55

17

9

Christophe Prin-Guenon

FRA

47.18

18

14

Fred Kloren

NL

46.93

19

18

Tim Pumpa (NR)

AUS

46.78

20

59

Jernej Privsek (NR)

SL

46.60

21

10

Anders Bringdal (NR) [W]

SWE

44.80

22

5

Sjoukje Bredenkamp

ZA

44.25

23

6

Zsolt Lenkei (NR)

HUN

43.65

24

52

Bill Lynch

USA

42.32

25

81

Farrel O-Shea [W]

UK

41.02

26

2

Afrit Foued (NR)

ALB

39.81

27

800

Nick Vardalaxos [W]

GR

38.06

28

223

Andrea Baldini [W]

IT

37.21

29

47

Zara Davis (PR) [W]

UK

36.99

30

3

Leila Nouar

FRA

34.71


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