Saipan

The 8th Annual Marianas Windsurfing Cup will set sail on Nov. 7 and 8 in the waters off Hyatt Regency Saipan in Garapan.

Made possible through the efforts of Windsurfing Saipan, Inc. and the Marianas Visitors Authority, the competition will pit hometown enthusiasts against competitors from Guam, Japan, and beyond.

This year's event will also be featured in HI-WIND magazine of Japan, the most widely read publication for windsurfing and active sports enthusiasts in Japan. The monthly publication also promotes destinations with ideal windsurfing conditions.

“As part of our mandate to promote the Northern Marianas to the traveling public, our sponsorship of this event helps our destination stand out as a premier sports paradise to potential visitors,” said MVA managing director Perry Tenorio. “In particular, the large readership audience provided by HI-WIND magazine offers an opportunity to publicize our islands' marine sports activities.”

The competition will be held from 10am to 5pm daily off the white sand beach of Hyatt Regency Saipan, located in the heart of Saipan's tourist district.

The annual Marianas Windsurfing Cup consists of three categories-the Men's Open, Men's Masters (over 50 years old), and the Women's Open.

Registration will be held beachside on Nov. 6, from 3pm to 6pm. The daily skipper's meeting will also take place beachside on Nov. 7 and 8 from 9am to 10am.

Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, racing tank top, and awards banquet ticket.

Interested participants may pick up a registration form and fact sheet at the MVA headquarters in Oleai from 8am to 5pm.

For more information about the event, contact Windsurfing Saipan Inc. president Shigeru Tomita at 233-6965 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or send inquiries to Frank Tudela of MVA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SOURCE: Saipan Tribune