Speed sailing is back on

Speed sailing is officially back on the map with the successful completion of “Prince Of Speed” in La Palme, France. Matteo Iachino came out on top with a 43.51 knot run on the 500m course among many other high-scoring runs.

Here is a Q&A with Matteo right after he won this years’ Prince of Speed.

Photos: Prince Of Speed

Q. When were you last in a speed contest?
A. My last speed event was last year s prince of speed

Q. What gear were you on?
A. I used my Mach 4 6,2 and 5,5 along with my Starboard speed board. The combination was great. I can’t wait to be back on the speed gear again.

Q. How were the conditions like?
A. We had two nice days with 30-35 knots of wind and super flat water. On one of the days, it was broad enough to do proper speed runs while the last days offered a more square wind, which made it hard to do big speeds despite the water being as flat as a pool table.

Q. What was your top 2 sec. speed?
A. I did a 45 knot 2 sec run on the good, windy day.

Q. What are you up to next?
A. I’m on my way to Tarifa for some training for the Defi wind in Gruissan, France, and PWA in Marseille France. I hope we’ll get plenty of windy days throughout these contests.

Results:
1st Matteo Iachino 43.51kts.
2nd Ben Van Der Steen 42.29kts.
3rd Pascal Boulanger 42.11kts.
4th Cedric Bordes 41.85kts.
5th Athur Matthieu 41.3kts.

For more info, visit the Prince Of Speed Facebook page.

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