That got your attention. As evidence I offer the resuits of the 2018 round Barbados, which Trevor Hunte finished in 5:33 versus best kitefoil at 5:42. Really it was a result any of them finished with 30 knot gusts, 3M swells at North point, and loads of seaweed near the finish. I would think a course slalom setup would have been a lot more manageable and, with the right rider, faster too. He beat the 50ft record, which is a result for an open ocean race. Respect and no wonder he looks so relieved to finish