- 16 March 2009 | Windsurfing
Phil McGain, MauiSails product Manager and former Professional Boardsailors Association (PBA) Racing World Champion will be stepping off his Windsurf Board and into Ironman Germany for his first Ironman race come July 5th.
Phil, who will be 46 years old on race day, has been a professional windsurfer since 1983 and has been competing on the windsurfing professional tour for over 20 years.
Phil recently got into running marathons as cross training and this year decided to give Triathlons as shot. He was immediately drawn to the sport because of the extreme physical challenges and the adventure of training for such a long endurance event.
Phil's windsurfing titles include World Champion, multiple US National Champion, multiple US Open Champion and multiple Australian Champion.
Phil was also Chairman, President of the Professional Windsurfers Association from 1995 to 2004.
Phil has completed seven marathons in the past two years and in 2009 plans to compete in three Olympic distance triathlons and Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, in preparation for Ironman Germany.