Notice of Race
Pablito Guzman’s Cabarete Classic - July 22-July 26 2009
The 2009 Cabarete Classic will take place on Cabarete Beach in front of Vela Resorts in the center of town.
The Cabarete Classic is a four-day long event offering racing and freestyle categories for competitors of all ages and abilities.
• Categories: Mini-Juniors; Juniors; Slalom and Formula in both Sport and Open classes; Women’s Slalom; a Business Class (for local business owners) and a Freestyle competition.
• The Cabarete Classic incorporates Pablito Guzman’s Watersports Team.
• The Butterfly Effect, which will be held on July 22, is a non-competitive event promoting women and ocean sports.
• A unique one-day long distance event, beginning in Cabarete and ending in Puerto Plata, designed for top racers from around the world.
The Butterfly Effect has teamed up with the Cabarete Classic with the goal of instilling self-confidence and a love for the ocean in women of all skill levels. The Butterfly Effect began in Hawaii in 2007 and includes group surf sessions and clinics in windsurfing, surfing, stand-up paddle, and kiting. Each event also includes safety and stretching sessions, as well as food and gear from local sponsors, and fund-raising for local charities. www.betheeffect.com
A unique long-distance event will also team up with the Cabarete Classic this year. This one-day event from Cabarete to Puerto Plata is geared strictly towards top racers from around the world. While primarily a windsurfing event, top kite surfers are also invited to participate.
While the Cabarete Classic is primarily a windsurfing competition, event festivities will not end at sundown – each night programming will continue with special dinners, concerts, and other gatherings for racers, fans, and their families, as well as for members of the press. For more information about the event, please check out the official event website at www.cabarete-classic.com.