Maui Race Series: the battle for the buoy | Photo: Harry Wiewel

The Maui Race Series are celebrating its 30th anniversary.

The Maui Race Series have been attracting Slalom windsurfers to the second largest island in Hawaii for 30 years. For 2014, there are five stages being held between June and August.

After the Carbon Art Challenge and the DaKine Classic, the Meanline Fins Slalom kicked off in light but steady, north winds. Twenty-five heats were sailed across multiple age divisions.


Delphine Cousin: searching for the Awaza breeze

Delphine Cousin has conquered the inaugural Awaza PWA World Cup Turkmenistan, one of the most frustrating events ever in the history of professional windsurfing.

Despite the light and shifty winds which interrupted the regular thermal winds of the region, Cousin was eventually crowned the Queen of Awaza, as she claimed her maiden event victory on the PWA World Tour, whilst the top twelve men share equal first.

The French sailor won the opening elimination and came second in race two. "We didn't have a lot of wind but we still managed to complete two races. I'm surprised to win this first event, but I'm really happy to make such a good start to the year."


Janis Preiss: hooked on winning

Karl-Erik Saarm and Janis Preiss have been crowned the 2014 Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master world champions, in Gallipoli, Italy.

After five days of competition and 15 races, the windsurfer from Latvia claimed the world title and the 2014 Gallipoli Formula European Cup trophy.

In the last day of competition, Preiss was fired up, taking three of the four bullets, whilst for Miguel Martinho, two of his races today ended up being two of his three series discards.