BRINGDAL CONTINUES TO DOMINATE IN MAUI

BRINGDAL CONTINUES TO DOMINATE NAVMAN MAUI SPEED
CHALLENGE SERIES


Maui, Hawaii (USA) — As the third round of the Navman Maui Speed Challenge
Series marked the halfway stage yesterday, Sunday, August 7, Anders Bringdal
continues to reign supreme in the Open class. Having won all three rounds
and clocked the fastest speed of 37.7 knots, he leads the series ahead of
Alex Aguera and Jacques Pauvert, in joint-second place.

While conditions were on the light side, the top guys still produced some
awesome speeds. Bringdal led the way with the fastest speed of 35.3 knots,
and an average of 34.6 knots; followed by Pauvert, 34.10 knots and 33.53
knots respectively; and Aguera (34.20 knots and 33.53 knots).

In the Men’s division, Elon Wong’s average of 32.07 knots put him in first
place, above the series’ Event Director, Marc Lefebvre, who managed an
average of 28.43 knots, and Matusz Godziniec (25.63 knots). The only Junior
to race was Skyler Haywood, whose average of 28.63 knots would have placed
him second out of the Men! His top speed of 30 knots was above many of the
adults.

With results like that, it’s no wonder Paulina Pease and Kristen Orth opted
to race in the Women’s class rather than Juniors this week. Paulina won the
day, with an average of 23 knots, while Kristen managed 19.70 knots.

One of the most hotly contested divisions is the Menehune, with Baker Grant
proving a threat to current leader Jake Golm. While the two youngsters
shared a top speed of 26.9 knots, Baker’s average of 26.37 knots was enough
to beat Jake’s 25.83 knots, knocking him off his usual first-place podium
position. New to the series was Kai Lenny, whose average of 22.37 knots put
him in third.

In the Masters division, Ted Hunter took first place, with an average of
31.37 knots; followed by Mike Yasak (30.93 knots) and Jeff Fagerholm (30.38
knots).

And in the Fun class, Carl Grundy led the way, with an average of 27.57
knots. In second place was Christian Weers (26.53 knots), with André Rex in
third (26.37 knots).

Making his race debut was Dave Blyth, the event’s official photographer.
Forget weight jackets and speed sails, Dave hit the water on his 5.3 Hot
Sails Maui SuperFreak wave sail and 69 liter AHD wave board. He may have
come in last with an average of 23.53 knots, but he certainly had Fun in the
process – and we had Fun watching him wallow in the water!

Last but by no means least was the Kite division. Three kiters hit the water
this round, with Dave Dorn triumphant thanks to an average speed of 28.73
knots. In second place was Karl Rohlfing (27.13 knots). As usual, wrapping
up the day was the beach barbecue and awards ceremony, hosted by Race
Director Tom Hammerton. New this week were framed certificates for the
Menehune, provided by Shawneen Schweitzer, who is also supplying trophies
for the youngsters.


Place Sailor Division Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat
3 Heat 4 Top Avg Points
1 Anders Bringdal Open 35.00 35.20 33.60
33.10 35.20 34.60 46
2 Jacques Pauvert Open 33.70 34.10 32.80
31.70 34.10 33.53 45
3 Alex Aguera Open 32.80 32.40 34.20
31.40 34.20 33.13 44
4 Erik Beale Open 32.50 33.50 32.60
30.30 33.50 32.87 43
5 Victor Janssen Open 33.30 32.10 20.20
31.70 33.30 32.37 42
6 Geof Pease Open 28.90 30.20 28.60
27.40 30.20 29.23 33
7 Mark Nelson Open 31.30 31.60 0.00 0.00
31.60 20.97 14
1 Dave Dorn Kite 29.60 29.60 27.00
22.50 29.60 28.73 31
2 Karl Rohlfing Kite 27.70 27.30 26.40
22.50 27.70 27.13 27
3 Doug Hannam Kite 24.60 22.10 0.00 0.00
24.60 15.57 11
1 Elon Wong Men 30.50 31.40 32.90
31.90 32.90 32.07 41
2 Marc Lefebvre Men 29.40 28.30 27.60
27.10 29.40 28.43 29
3 Matusz Godziniec Men 26.20 26.10 24.60
19.30 26.20 25.63 21
1 Paulina Pease Women 23.70 22.90 22.40
20.60 23.70 23.00 17
2 Kristen Orth Women 19.50 20.60 19.00
17.60 20.60 19.70 13
1 Ted Hunter Masters 30.10 31.70 30.70
31.70 31.70 31.37 40
2 Mike Yasak Masters 30.10 31.10 31.30
30.40 31.30 30.93 39
3 Jeff Fagerholm Masters 31.60 31.20 29.40
29.70 31.60 30.83 38
4 Michael Warmuth Masters 30.50 32.00 26.60 29.90
32.00 30.80 37
5 Matt Schweitzer Masters 28.70 30.50 29.90
28.10 30.50 29.70 36
6 Greg Thomas Masters 29.20 29.00 30.10
28.40 30.10 29.43 35
7 Ben Massenburg Masters 29.20 29.90 29.00
28.40 29.90 29.37 34
8 Doug Hunt Masters 28.90 29.70 27.80
28.50 29.70 29.03 32
9 Mark Williams Masters 27.50 26.80 26.30
26.50 27.50 26.93 26
1 Skyler Haywood Junior 30.00 29.00 26.90
24.90 30.00 28.63 30
1 Baker Grant Menehune 26.00 26.90 26.20
24.30 26.90 26.37 23
2 Jake Golm Menehune 25.60 26.90 25.00
24.60 26.90 25.83 22
3 Kai Lenny Menehune 22.70 23.10 21.30
20.40 23.10 22.37 16
4 Zane Schweitzer Menehune 22.10 22.10 21.00
20.40 22.10 21.73 15
5 Kalani Hunt Menehune 19.20 20.10 16.60 0.00
20.10 18.63 12
1 Carl Grundy Fun 28.30 27.40 27.00
25.30 28.30 27.57 28
2 Christian Weers Fun 27.80 27.40 22.70
24.40 27.80 26.53 25
3 Andre Rex Fun 27.00 26.60 25.50
20.70 27.00 26.37 24
4 Chris Mangelsdorf Fun 26.60 25.10 23.10
21.50 26.60 24.93 20
5 Denis Derycke Fun 23.50 23.90 22.40
23.30 23.90 23.57 19
6 Dave Blyth Fun 25.00 23.20 22.40 0.00
25.00 23.53 18 

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