19 July 2020
GENERAL RACE INFORMATION Race Date and Time: Sunday, July 19, 2020. Registration opens at 10 a.m. at Maliko Gulch for Walk-In Entry. Race starts at 1 p.m. Race Location and Course: Check-in at Maliko Gulch. Finish line at Kaului Harbor. Shuttle services will be offered by More Watertime Maui – Maliko Shuttle. Please contact them directly via text at 808-868-1114 to reserve and pay for your spot. For more info, visit www.malikoshuttle.com. Spaces are limited. Race is open to paddle disciplines in: Stand-up Paddle, OC1, OC2, OC6, Surf Ski and Prone Paddleboard, Hydrofoil SUP and Laser Sailboat. Eligibility: Open to men and women of all ages. Racers under 18-years of age must have their parent/legal guardian sign their waiver and liabilities form. We reserve the right to refuse participation to entrants for any reason we deem necessary.
RACE RULES: Staggered Start: The staggared start has been implemented in an effort to provide every one of our participants with a safe downwinder. Participants are assigned to a heat based on the projected category type, as well as finishing time. 1:00pm: Heat 1 Start – Stand-Up Paddleboard (All divisions except Hyrdrofoil) and Prone Paddleboard 1:10pm: Heat 2 Start (10 minutes after Heat 1) – OC1 and OC2, Surf Ski 1:20pm: Heat 3 Start (10 minutes after Heat 2) – Hydrofoil SUP, OC6 and Laser Sailboat When the horn blows, the first heat will be released. The rest of the participants will be held further back and at pre-determined intervals (i.e. 10 minute), the next heat will be released. All SUP participants are to STAND IN THE WATER next to their board until the horn blows. * Weather permitting
****DEDUCTIONS **** False start will automatically add ONE minute to final time. To download a copy of the Paddle Imua Race Rules, CLICK HERE. AWARDS: Paddle Imua is a fun race that benefits a worthy cause – helping special needs keiki in Maui County! Awards will be given out to the top three overall division winners for each gender. Awards are NOT given out in each age divisions, but times will be posted. All racers can qualify to win fundraising PRIZES based on the amount of funds donated/collected in support of their participation in Paddle Imua. ** FUNDRAISING PRIZES** will be awarded to the top three overall fundraisers in addition to the Mahalo Prizes below (which all racers can win): $55: One race shirt, lunch, swag bag and entry to ‘Ohana Festival. $100: All of the above prizes PLUS one limited edition Paddle Imua event hat $150: All of the above PLUS one limited edition Paddle Imua event water bottle Additional fundraising challenges will be sent out via email and posted on social media leading up to the event; MUST be a registered racer to qualify for fundraising prizes.