IWT Maui Race Series – Event 1

This Saturday, June 16th, the famous beach Kanaha Beach Park on Maui- Hi, received the 1st stop, from the total of four, the IWT Maui Race Series.
The event still going on after many years because big names from PWA and the Windsurf industry were part of the MRC bringing notorious to the event.
The event is a great opportunity to place together the locals sailors and few foreigners that comes to the island to compete at MRC, helping to be alive the slalom discipline on Maui

The wind, around 15 to 20kts, did show up at 11:30am, as usual, right after the beach marshal declared the beach was opened.
Registration was done and skippers meeting as well so, few sailors went out to the water to set up the course.

Amateurs, juniors, women, adult 40-50 and up as the pro and semi pro divisions were there to compete at the MRC. Four races for each division were completed with an outstanding job done by race committee and boat crew.

The prize giving ceremony came together with a great atmosphere of friendship, amazing conversation and barbecue.

Mathias Pinheiro from the Point-7 Black Team managed to win the 40’s-50’s age division and Pro division.

On his 2018 Point-7 AC-One 7.8 he kept the lead of the event. This first MRC stop was sponsored by IWT – International Windsurfing Tour.

Next Saturday 2nd event from the MRC.

 

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