We are amazed and enormously proud of Robbie Douglas US-55 as he set a new 1 nautical mile (1,852 km, 1,15075 miles) world record with an average speed of 39.04 knots (72,30208 km/h, 44,92643 mph) on the 10th of June 2019, La Palme France. Rob sailed his production FLYSURFER SOUL 6 & 7 and his prototype Temavento board “V55” in the beautiful Tramontane winds of 30-45 knots in the Mediterranean Sea.
“Many thanks to my team of sponsors. FLYSURFER (Benni Boelli), Temavento (Enrico Casciani), The Black Dog, Dakine (Bill Morrissey), NP Wetsuits, Volo Fins (Allesandro Aste) and Ronstan. Congratulations to my good friend Sylvain Hoceini F53 for a great fright, to Vicent Valkenaers BEL62 for his open water record and to Christophe Ballois F99 who showed us the way. Special thanks to my friend and sponsor Bill Lynch for all the support since 2008 and to Nico Parlier F-01 coaching/logistics. I would like to dedicate this world record to 2 people: Nicole Lindbergh daughter of fellow kite surfer and my friend Tom Lindbergh RIP Nicole and to my son RD3. Much love to my wife Jackie, my son RD3, Dazy dog and brothers, mom and pop back home see you soon!”