Rob Douglas sets new course record at Sosh Cup
Published on May 6th, 2014
American kiter Rob Douglas won the 2014 Sosh Cup at the Mondial du Vent, a speed event in Leucate, France between the worlds fastest kiters and windsurfers. Held April 26 through May 4, 51 men and 8 women competed on the 500 meter course. Using Cabrinha kites, Douglas’ best speed of 46.53 knots also set a new course record.
The format had 10 heats, each 1.5 hours long, in which riders had unlimited access to post runs. The average speed of each rider’s two best runs per heat, when compared to the other competitors, would form their score for that heat. Final results were based on low point scoring with three discard heats.
Douglas held the outright world speed record in October 2010 when he was clocked at 55.65 knots. The current outright record is held by Paul Larsen (AUS) who piloted the Vestas Sailrocket 2 craft to a speed of 65.45 in November 2012.
Men results: http://www.mondial-du-vent.com/docs/Soshcup_MenOverallLeg10.pdf
Women results: http://www.mondial-du-vent.com/docs/Soshcup_WomenOverallLeg10.pdf
Event website: http://www.mondial-du-vent.com/soshcup.php