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24th June 2007 10:53 AM
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PRESS RELEASE: Anders Bringdal at 40.2 knots Breaks Maui Open Ocean Speed Sailing Record AGAIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2007

Anders Bringdal at 40.2 Knots breaks Maui Open Ocean Speed Sailing Record Again

Maui, HI -- With steady winds in the 30-35 knot range Anders Bringdal became
the first to break 40 Knots in the 3rd session of the Maui GPS V-Max Challenge.

After setting a new mark of 39.6 kts the previous day Anders was perfectly
tuned to take full advantage of the conditions.He used the same setup,5.2 Naish
Stealth 08 pre-production sail, 54 cm wide AB+ board and 24 cm asymmetrical
AB+ fin. Both board and fin are from Anders own company.

Anders:"I hit 40.00kts even on my 3rd run down the lower reef at around 2.30
pm". He then came in for a quick break and to log in the time then went back
out and upped the speed to 40.2 kts.He and the Naish boys were totally stoked.
With low tide at 1.30 p.m. there was barely enough water over the lower reef
to sail.

Alex Aguera was 2nd at 38.7 kts upping his own personal best speed by .1 kts
but not without some hairy moments , Alex:"I had to jump a small wave at full
speed only to crash straight in face of the next one,I found myself standing
on the reef with the water not even knee deep."Thankfully he was unhurt even
though the plume of spray from his impact could be seen from Spreck's beach
half a mile upwind.

Robby Naish was back for more speed, setting 3rd fastest speed of 37.7 again
on the lower reef. Robby: " the Amateur wave guys are stoked", yes ,more than
one took the photo - op to bring home their picture with Robby Naish. Mike
Warmuth came in from his runs with a huge grin, his 37.2 kts good for 4th also
a personal best .5th was challenge organizer Erik Beale at 37.1 kts."I am
really happy for Anders and for the fact that we broke 40 in only our 3rd
speed session.

The fastest Amateur wave rider was Patrick Bergeron at an impressive 32.7 hot
on the heels of guys with slalom gear. True to his word,he had promised to
break 30 kts the previous day. Fastest woman was Spreck,s massage guru, Twila
Folden at 23.0 kts,her personal best,truly bitten by the speed bug she was off
to dig her old slalom board out from under the house.

All in all the 3rd session was a great success with records broken, many
personal bests and nobody hurt. The low tide at 1.30 P.M. was making it
extremely risky to run the bottom end of the lower reef right where Anders
cranked out his 40.2. We will take a break for 4-5 days to allow the low tide
cycle to move through the afternoon and look to be running again towards the
end of next week.

RESULTS:
Rank Name Nationality Speed Class Equipment
1 Anders Bringdal SUE 40.2 kts Pro Speed
2 Alex Aguera USA 38.7 kts Pro Speed
3 Robby Naish USA 37.7 kts Pro Speed
4 Mike Warmuth USA 37.2 kts Am Slalom
5 Erik Beale GBR 37.1 kts Pro Speed
6 Peter Slate SA 36.1 kts Am Slalom
7 Matt Daniels USA 34.4 kts Am Slalom
8 Patrick Bergeron CAN 32.7 kts Am Wave
9 Derek Vana USA 29.5 kts Am Wave
10 Mark Winslow USA 29.3 kts Am Wave
11 Chris McNeil USA 28.9 kts Am Wave
12 Will Brown USA 28.6 kts Am Wave
13 Nathan Corridon GBR 28.5 kts Am Wave
14 Griffin Freysinger USA 26.5 kts Am Wave
15 Tom James USA 26.4 kts Am Wave
16 Richard Lloyd GBR 25.5 kts Am Wave
17 Martin Mishlel CH 25.2 kts Am Wave
18 Robert Kluijtmans NL 24.3 kts Am Wave
19 Daryl Barber CAN 23.1 kts Am Wave
20 Twila Folden CAN 23.0 kts Am-women Wave
21 Barbra Sabbeth USA 19.6 Kts Am-women Wave
22 Heidi Komac FRA 18.8 kts Am-women Wave
23 Stephanie Mischler CH 18.7 kts Am-women Wave


OVERVIEW:
The Maui GPS V-Max Speed Challenge Series, is a new speed series organized by
two time world speed record holder, Erik Beale. This Speed Challenge Series
differs from the Navman Speed Series in that this series is ALL about TOP
SPEED, your V-Max. This series is also not tied down to any one location, but
to a number of locations, depending on the conditions. The Maui GPS V-Max team
is going to be scouting for the best speed sailing location on Maui in an
effort to break the 40kt barrier set by the previous speed series.

The location of the speed sessions are not pre-planned but are announced with
24-hour notice, and there is a SPEED HOTLINE that you call to find out WHEN and
WHERE it is happening (808-283-3588). The spees sessions will last from noon
time till 6pm to give people a chance to get off work and make it down to the
beach to put in some speed times.

"The goal is to break 40 knots open ocean, so we are looking for the fastest 10
second stretch of water off of Maui. We will be using gps set to 10 sec
interval as in the Navman series last year." says Beale. Sailors who are
expected to participate include the fastest from the last two years of the
Navman series : Anders Bringdal, Erik Beale, Alex Aguera, Jaques Pauvert and
Robby Naish. There are no set heats or anything, people can do as many runs as
they want and stay as long or as little as they like.

For the latest news and results, visit our website at: http://www.mauispeed.com/

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