OWC Sponsoring the Cabarete Kite Festival

Technology company supplying equipment allowing on-site production team to safely download and store content during competition.

Jul 9, 2018 | Woodstock, IL


OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, will serve as a SuperHero Sponsor and provide technology equipment for the Cabarete Kite Festival. The seven-day event will run Monday, July 9, through Sunday, July 15, in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. The event will include kiteboarding competitions, surf sessions, seminars and networking and will be hosted by professional kiteboarder and environmental activist Susi Mai.

The production team at Cabarete will be utilizing the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual external hard drive and ThunderBay 4 external storage unit to store their video content and still footage during the course of the event. Professional kiteboarders from around the world will compete in every style of kiteboarding throughout the course of the event, and photographers and videographers will be able to safely download and save dozens of terabytes of competition content to the OWC components.

Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC, had this to say: “OWC is excited to continue our involvement with Susi Mai and her competitions and environmental outreach. We are happy to provide products that will allow viewers worldwide to share in the excitement of kiteboarding and this competition. Kiteboarding will be an Olympic sport in the Paris 2024 Games, and we are proud to be on the leading edge and share this sport with others, in addition to supporting Susi’s charity and ‘clean-ocean’ message.”

Many events will be streamed via Facebook Live during the course of the week, and videos will be shared regularly via YouTube. OWC coverage can be seen here: Facebook and YouTube.

About Susi Mai / Cabarete Kite Festival

Susi Mai is a professional kiteboarder, philanthropist and social entrepreneur who will host the Cabarete Kite Festival. A native of Cabarete, she has traveled the world, competing in and hosting events throughout her career. For information on her charitable endeavors, visit:


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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