New partners for the WMRT

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 2.54.01 PMMolokai Group delivered de Mamiel, a luxury skincare oil brand, and Equity & Super, a boutique asset management firm, as two full boat branding packages to the World match Racing Tour event in Fremantle Australia. This combined with a further Value-In-Kind sponsorship from Apsu, a multivitamin engineered to support active people, were perfect-fit partnerships converted from initial pits to contract in just three days. Fremantle set the stage for a spectacular event for the first world tour stage of the new WMRT in M32 Catamarans.

Inside the mind of a World Champion

naluzeb2013 M2O World Champion Zeb Walsh sharing his wisdom and inspiring the Nalu Surf paddle crew in Torquay Australia. Please contact us if you are interested in learning how to prepare to for long distance endurance paddling and in particular the Molokai 2 Oahu World Championships in Hawaii. Zeb can tailor an educational session to your needs in any corner of the world. Zeb is featured in two significant paddle DVD productions; ‘One Touch’ a journey to the M2O with Australian Ironman Champion Wes Berg and professional free surfer Dean Brady. ‘Date with the Strait’ a documentary from Red Bull Media House, the story of an Epic paddle across Bass Strait with 3 prone paddling World Champions; Zeb Walsh, Jack Bark and Brad Gaul.

Apsu acquired by sailor Nick Moloney

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 2.09.01 PMProfessional yachtsman Molokai athlete and business owner Nick Moloney acquires Apsu, originally founded in Hawaii by ocean athlete Laurent Guillemin.

Moloney says “Having been a customer and advocate of Apsu since the very beginning, I am a great believer in the product and I am truly excited about becoming the brand’s new owner.  I will focus on delivering the Superfood Multivitamin to more people whilst offering a further range of complementary products that support the athlete in everyone of us, even if that athlete is currently juggling health and managing work and family life.”

Full press release: http://us12.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c7d557340f9ad66c9746ba554&id=655689a1b6&e=1e0dfb5c71

Sailability Day

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7 June 2016: On Sunday, 15 sailors from Sailability enjoyed an afternoon on one of Aston Harald’s new high performance catamarans, the M32. The day was arranged in conjunction with Aston Harald, Neap Limited and Molokai Group.
Sailability Hong Kong is a charitable organisation supporting the disabled community in their ambitions to sail and to ultimately develop paralympic sailors and Asian Para Games medalists. Their tagline is “Sailing should be accessible to everyone”. America’s Cup and Around the World sailor Nick Moloney who attended the day elaborated; “I am a previous coach and active fundraiser for the Sailability fleet, and trained the Australian paralympic sailing team for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Today was about recognising a great aspect of our sport, a strong fleet of sailors and simply fantastic people who do not even realise how inspiring they are to others. It was a great day on the water!”

Ross Vickers establishes new Speed Record

DSC_0169Congratulations to www.apsulute.com Apsu athlete Ross Vickers for establishing a new 24 hour land speed / distance record in the USA desert. Ross started at 17:00hrs and sailed until dark (around 20:30) before the wind died. At around 22:00 the wind came up for a few hours and he managed to get some more sailing in until 02:00, but then the dreaded shut down happened. No wind then until midday despite trying a couple of times. All in all he sailed for around 10 hours and had 14 hours with zero knots of wind. This meant a record was set of 246.54nm (456.59km / 283.7miles)!

New AUS SUP Hero

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Young Queenslander / Victorian (yep, the Vicco’s are also trying to claim him) Matt Nottage is the new hero of Australian paddling. Matt recently defeated world number two and Molokai champion Travis Grant, defending King of the Cut champ Beau O’Brian and almost all of Australia’s best paddlers for the second week in a row having also claimed victory in ‘The Doctor’ downwind race last week. Matt is now ranked 13th in the World, starting this year ranked 62nd…remarkable !

NM 2nd in Elite div, Hong Kong adventure race ‘TriChallenge’

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Second Place in the 2015 TriChallenge HK Adventure Race in Sai Kung for Molokai athlete Nick Moloney. Nick entered the Elite Solo category this year and certainly bit off his fair share of pain. Finished knowing that he had absolutely nothing left to give. Very happy with the result… 3hours 22min 39seconds of what seemed to be an up hill trail slog carrying a (empty thank god) shelter box with a bit of abseiling and SUP paddling thrown in. Shelter Box is Nicks chosen charity and is a disaster relief organisation..check them out  at http://www.shelterbox.org

Nick Moloney windsurfs from Hong Kong to Macao

From the St. Regis Windsurfing with Nick Moloney to Macau, Greece, Macau, , China, on November 20, 2015. © Dominic James | www.dominic-james.com

From the St. Regis Windsurfing with Nick Moloney to Macau, Greece, Macau, , China, on November 20, 2015. © Dominic James | www.dominic-james.com

Nick Moloney windsurfed 85.7km From Hong Kong to Macao in support of the December opening of the new St Regis Macao ultra luxury hospitality brand hotel. Although conditions were less than ideal and Nick was forced to contend with fluctuating winds, ships, fishing boats, ferries and Island clusters, this has been a fabulous project for all involved. Official press release http://eepurl.com/bGRKZT