Final stage of 2016 Maui Race Series

3rd August 2016

Last Saturday in Kanaha Beach was the final day of the Maui Race Series for 2016, with the Meanline Fins regatta and State Championship combined into one day of racing. Luckly the wind gods showed up with a nice consistent trade wind out of the Northeast about 15-20 knots and filling all the way to the beach. With over 50 competitors from all over the World it was a busy day on the water with everyone getting in some awesome Maui conditions.


Photo : Sam Bockius Jr.

To recap the day for the MauiSails Team

Morning races Meanline Fins. 3 races, no throw outs.

  • All the womens races were won by Tamara Bockius, with all first places.
  • Mens Pro was won by Gabriel Browne with all first places.
  • Mens 40-59 was won by Phil McGain with all first places.

Neil Pryde event. 3 races, no throw outs.

  • Mens 40-59 was won by Phil McGain with all first places.
  • All the womens races were won by Tamara Bockius, with all first places.
  • Mens Pro was won by Gabriel Browne.

Afternoon races. Neil Pryde event. 4 races, 1 throw out.

  • Gabriel Browne was second in the Mens Pro.
  • Tamara Brockius was third in the Semi pro with some consistent results.


In Summary

Gabriel was using his 7.7 and then mostly his 7.0 for all the races which seemed to give him really amazing speed and control on the marks. Tamara was on 5.1 all day and looked comfortable even through the lighter patches inside. Phil used his 7.0 all day and was able to put together consistent races in the morning, however looked a little rusty on his starts in the afternoon costing his some points in the pro mens division.

Gabriel had this to say about the event- "I've been really fast this year on the MauiSails and it shows in my results. For people that is already thinking about 2017, we are going to start development very soon for next year's TR race sails. Maui has been great this summer and the Maui Race Series is always a good testing for the sails. I'm happy to be here this time of the year and get together with Phil to help him on the R&D of the sails. Looking forward to get the first protos here. I'm sure they will be even better than what we already have!

Overall a fantastic day of racing. All competitors and race crew were all very happy to come away with some of the best racing of the season and look forward to the coming fall wave season here in Maui and spending some time developing new sails and boards for next season.

Photos : Harry Wiewel


Does your boom look old and dirty? Time to change a grip.
Once again we did over 40 knts of max speed. That's very good for open water and gusty conditions.
Last Saturday in Kanaha Beach was the final day of the Maui Race Series for 2016, with the Meanline Fins regatta and State Championship combined into one day of racing.
Team MauiSails pulling some hardware at the Hawaii state championships.
Guadeloupe Islands are a great place for windsurfing

2017 mauisails sail range

Legend 

Side-shore wave

Ghost cs

technora wave 

mutant

4-batten wave

loco pro

freestyle

switch

bump'n'jump

scream

no-cam freeride

titan gsx

2-3 cam freerace

team race

slalom/race

MauiSails Hawaii Est.1978