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Kitespeed World Championships 2018 – Oman

Rob Douglas took his third Kite Speed World Championship title in Masirah Island, Oman. Speed records fall in ideal Masirah Island conditions as US kiteboarding star wins third world title. American kiteboarder Rob Douglas took his third Kite Speed World Championship crown after racing in perfect conditions at the Masirah Island event in Oman. The only racer to reach a top speed of over 50 knots in ideal conditions on the island’s flat and shallow lagoon, Douglas pipped French defending world champion Alex Caizergues to the title, with British rider Dave Williams repeating his third-place finish of last year. Robert Harding (USA) and Enrico Giordano (ITA) completed the top-five positions in a competitive international field. Douglas’ US compatriot Mandi Browning won the women’s class ahead of Britain’s Anna Weld. A delighted Douglas – who also posted the fastest port tack run ever recorded in competition – said: “It started with a plan: get a great coach, get a fast kite, train, travel to Oman and win the 2018 IKA Kite Speed World Championship. Mission complete!” The world’s fastest kiteboarders competing in the annual IKA speed circuit had gathered in Oman for the high-adrenaline event, which again built on the Sultanate’s …

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Kitespeed World Championships 2018 – Oman

Rob Douglas took his third Kite Speed World Championship title in Masirah Island, Oman. Speed records fall in ideal Masirah Island conditions as US kiteboarding star wins third world title. American kiteboarder Rob Douglas took his third Kite Speed World Championship crown after racing in perfect conditions at the Masirah Island event in Oman. The only racer to reach a top speed of over 50 knots in ideal conditions on the island’s flat and shallow lagoon, Douglas pipped French defending world champion Alex Caizergues to the title, with British rider Dave Williams repeating his third-place finish of last year. Robert Harding (USA) and Enrico Giordano (ITA) completed the top-five positions in a competitive international field. Douglas’ US compatriot Mandi Browning won the women’s class ahead of Britain’s Anna Weld. A delighted Douglas – who also posted the fastest port tack run ever recorded in competition – said: “It started with a plan: get a great coach, get a fast kite, train, travel to Oman and win the 2018 IKA Kite Speed World Championship. Mission complete!” The world’s fastest kiteboarders competing in the annual IKA speed circuit had gathered in Oman for the high-adrenaline event, which again built on the Sultanate’s …

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