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2014 Mauritius Ocean Classic - Preview

Saturday, 07 June 2014 13:10 |

Want an indication of a popular race?  Three months before the 2014 Mauritius Ocean Classic, there were already 100 paddlers entered.  Right now, three weeks to go, there are over 150 and entries have closed (apart from anything else there are no more rental skis on the island!)  But why is it so popular?

An Exciting Recipe for Tuna... (Kassie paddles a Bluefin)

Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:39 |

A beginner paddler test pilots the Fenn Bluefin in the 2013 Mauritius Ocean Classic.

As a beginner paddler I confess I don’t give a lot of weight to reviews of entry-level skis by guys who usually paddle a greased toothpick.  For starters, I am certain that my definition of "stability" is wildly different to theirs.  So here's my (not really a) review of an entry level ski... by an entry level paddler.

It’s Mocke and Mocke in Mauritius

Sunday, 30 June 2013 05:47 |

Dawid Mocke showed once more why he’s the reigning Surfski World Series Champion, by winning the Mauritius Ocean Classic for the third time running in a time of 1:19:05.  Hank McGregor finished just over a minute later (1:20:14) having outsprinted Jasper Mocke (1:20:20) for second place.  Nikki Mocke took control of the women's race, winning in 1:31:59.

All set for 2013 Mauritius Ocean Classic

Friday, 28 June 2013 19:09 |

The 2013 MOC will run tomorrow, Saturday, 28 June.  The race is scheduled to start at 11am but may be pushed out to 12 if the wind is strenthening from the forecast 7-8kt.  (It’s ironic of course that the ESE trade winds have been blowing a steady 18-22kt for the last month, and it’s only now during the three day race window that it’s decided to take a break.  C’est la vie!)

Mauritius Ocean Classic 2013

Sunday, 02 June 2013 18:41 |

The cream of South African surfski paddling will be using the MOC on 29 June, 2013 as a warm-up for the inaugural ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Portugal two weeks later; they're going to be well fired up and raring to prove themselves...

Sporty's Downwind Dash ** Results ** - Mauritius

Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:18 |

As I watched the white-haired paddler surf away, paddles down for the nth time I grimaced.  I consider myself to be a pretty competent downwind paddler – but he was putting half the effort in that I was and I just couldn’t catch him.

2012 Mauritius Ocean Classic - Who's coming?

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 08:17 |

Four weeks to go to one of the premier events on the Oceanpaddler World Series calendar… the 4th Mauritius Ocean Classic.  And an awesome line-up of the world's top surfski paddlers will be there.

Island Shamaal 2011 - Dawid Mocke Dominates! ** results & pics **

Saturday, 02 July 2011 11:49 |

To the relief of the paddlers, a 10-15kt breeze kicked up some small whitehorses and 1-1.5m swell to provide some downwind conditions for the third Island Shamaal Mauritius Ocean Classic.

Island Shamaal – Sporty’s Downwind Dash

Friday, 01 July 2011 07:05 |

[Editor: The warm-up race for the Island Shamaal Mauritius Ocean Classic was held yesterday in almost calm conditions.  There were a few swimmers in the channels through the reef but no great trauma…]

Mauritius Diary – Island Shamaal 2011

Thursday, 30 June 2011 07:49 |

[Editor: Having come a highly creditable sixth in the Dunlop Surfski World Cup in Durban, South Africa, Barry Lewin is in Mauritius for the 2011 Island Shamaal.  He’s not finding it tough on the island…]

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