Oct 15, 2012, 4:24 PM
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Martha's Vineyard, MA (October 15, 2012) - Today kicked off the 2012 North American Speed Sailing Championship Invitational, with 12 Kiteboarders and 1 Windsurfer arriving at Katama Bay just prior to sunrise to commence rigging and inspecting the course.
2012 North American Speed Sailing Project Invitational
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The windspeed was 17-20 knots coming from 210 degrees. At 0900, the Race Committee waved the green flag for a 1 hour heat. Initially the course was quite square with a True Wind Angle of 120 Degrees over the 250 Meter Course. But with excellent water texture the competitors were quickly averaging speeds over 35 knots and peaking over 41 knots.
It was Outright World Speed Record Holder Rob Douglas who maintained his dominance by posting the first bullet of the Event with an average speed of his two best runs equaling 37.47 knots. I was able to rig big on my 17 Meter kite and score a second place with an average of 36.91 knots.
It looks like Tuesday could produce a West wind at 20 knots which would move the course location to Cape Poge.
A live webcast of all the racing will start at 12 pm EDT.
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