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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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Three tight rounds of racing see Argentina, Antigua and Dominican Republic taking the lead in “The American” YOG Qualifiers

Today marked the first official day of competition for our Junior Olympic hopefuls. On a picture-perfect day on Cabarete beach, 20 heats were completed over the course of 3 hours, showing just how fast paced this sport is. It was a very exciting day filled with super close finishes. Representing North America and the Caribbean, the top finishers for today in the boys qualifying were: Tiger Tyson of Antigua, Cameron Maramenides of the U.S.A, Adeuri Cornial of the Dominican Republic took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively. For the girls division, Lou Marin of the Dominican Republic consistently took first in all of her heats. Paula Herma, also of the Dominican Republic finished in 2nd place followed by Faviola Collazo-Velez of Columbia. In the South/Central America division Geronimo Lutteral of Argentina held on to the lead confidently, taking first in all his heats. Close behind was Anthar Racca of Mexico followed by Manuel Soares Dos Santos Neto of Brazil. For the girls division, Ona Romani and Adela Mendoza, both of Argentina, finished 1st and 2nd followed by Maria Valentina Alvarez Villarroel of Venezuela who took a close third. The highlight of the day was certainly when Lorenzo Calcano of the Dominican …

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