Abu Dhabi All Stars
presented by Abu Dhabi Sailing Club, UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure
World Stand Up Paddleboard Tour
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Conner Baxter Hawaii wins Abu Dhabi Sprint, Zane Schweitzer Hawaii Overall Champ
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 April, 2013 : - - Connor Baxter (Starboard) storms to victory in the Abu Dhabi All Stars Sprints amidst a star studded field of athletes and in front of the dramatic backdrop that the CIty of Abu Dhabi provided. Once the winds had calmed, the open qualifier sprints got underway, followed by the All Stars sprints on inflatable boards.
His first place here in the sprint racing coupled with his 9th place in the surfing puts him in 3rd place overall for the Abu Dhabi All Stars presented by Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure Park. An incredible achievement for the young Champion from Maui.
Jamie Mitchell (AUS/Gold Coast) finishes 2nd in the All Stars Sprints
A welcomed appearance from 10x Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Champion Jamie Mitchell saw him battle it out with Connor Baxter (Starboard) for the win here in Abu Dhabi. Winning all of his heats to the final, Jamie had to settle for 2nd place in the finals and 7th overall for the event.
Zane Schweitzer (Hawaii) finishes on a high in the All Star Sprints
Zane Scheitzer (Starboard) finishes one of the most successful events of his career to date, winning the Surfing component of the Abu Dhabi All Stars and finishing in 3rd place in the All Star Sprints ahead of some of the best racers in the world. He will also have his name etched in history here in Abu Dhabi, as well as engraved on the Gold plated Dhow that will remain on show here in the City of Abu Dhabi as the Overall Champion of the inaugural Abu Dhabi All Stars. A great performance from the young talent from Maui.
Event draws attention in the United Arab Emirates
Olivia Piana (France/La Ciotat) wins the Sprints and finishes in 1st overall
Olivia Piana (Fanatic) powers to victory in the women's All Star Sprints ahead of leading young European Racer Manca Notar (Naish) from Slovenia and France's Caroline Angibaud. Dominating in all heats to the Finals, Olivia once again made her mark in the global competition scene. After finishing in 2nd place in the Surfing component of the event, Olivia finishes in first overall, ahead of Caroline Angibaud in 2nd (1st and 3rd) and Jen Scully in 3rd (3rd and 4th).
Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational makes waves in the UAE
The Abu Dhabi All Stars invitational presented by Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure was an overiding success here in the UAE, as World Class competition arrived in the Middle East and met with the warmest possible welcome.
After 3 days of intense competition, worthy Champions in each of the events and overall and $20,000 in prize-money, the All Stars Invitational has paved the way for a bright future for Stand Up Paddling in the UAE SUP.
With the 2014 All Stars event already confirmed for March of next year, and plans for the development of a major World Series stop that will provide an all access World Championship event open to the world, the future is bright and we are already looking forward to coming back.
Source: Stand Up World Tour
Author: The Editors
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