A kiteboarder who was swept out to sea in strong winds was rescued by Edgartown and Oak Bluffs fire and rescue boats Wednesday.


The Vineyard waters proved their worth recently as a speed sailing destination while hosting the North American Speed Sailing Invitational. Rob Douglas won 12 of the 14 races, and set a world record.

The North American Speed Sailing Invitational is coming to the Vineyard, from Oct. 21 through Nov. 4.

Rob Douglas from Vineyard Havenwon his third world speed sailing title at the 2018 International Kiteboarding Association Speed World Championships.


Brock Callen Jr. insists that sailing 67 miles in five hours on a kiteboard isn’t really that much. What it really is, he said, is amazing. There’s no other sport that fosters such interaction between sailor, wind and water.

The Vineyard’s own Rob Douglas won best speed and three out of four races at the National French Kitesurfing Speed Championships held last week in La Franqui, France.