Race 3 of the Maui Race Series was yet last Saturday. 40 sailors gathered at Kanaha for the Quiksilver Cup to test their skills, but it was Phil McGain leading the pack in the Mens pro division right out of the gates.

McGain using his TR-4 6.6 and 58cm Carbon Art, powered his way to take 3 wins out of 4 and won this division from Peter Slate and Alex Aguera.

In the afternoon heats McGain competing in the 40-49 age group again was able to nail his starts and drive with precision around the course to win 3 heats out of 4 and take another victory away from Alex Aguera with Elon Wong in third place.

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Dungarvan

After the postponement of the event in Tarifa we are happy to announce that we have found a new, exciting venue in Ireland to host the 2008 ISWC Production World Championship.

The event will be hosted at the Dungarvan speed strip (52°04'41N, 7°37'87W) from 29.11.-06.12.2008. The conditions in that period are usually 20-40 knots, flat water, 12 degree celsius air temperature.

A small video of the venue can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bysrjr5A2E

Source: Speed:World:Cup

Conditions during the week were near perfect with steady 15-18-knots each day until the final day when they went variable. Racing commences in the sheltered waters off Virgin Gorda's North Sound.

Day two sees the thrilling Anegada race where competitors reach 13-miles from Virgin Gorda to Pomato Point on Anegada's West end. Anegada differs from the rest of the British Virgin Islands in that it is flat affording no visual references until the racers approach the islands shore.

It was in this race that the Schurmann was threatened by a charging Jean-Marc Peyronnet from St Martin. In fact, Peyronnet reached the beach just ahead of Schurmann but the Brazilian ground him down on the run ot the finish flag.

Schurmann trounced the fleet in the next days race from Leverick Bay to The Baths on Virgin Gorda. "Top racers always do well in this race," confirmed race organizer Andy Morrell. "It's the most technical of the races we offer during the week."

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