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Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Race – Full Results from 8/20/2011

Race held Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Honaunau Bay

WOMEN’S COURSE (EIGHT MILES)

Finish/Club Name Time Division

1. Kai Opua 1:06:53 First open  2. Keauhou 1:07:30 Second open   3. Kawaihae 1:08:18 Third open  

4. Kai Opua 1:08:28 First 40 2s   5. Kai Opua 1:09:24 Fourth open  6. Puna 1:09:55 Fifth open

7. Keauhou 1:10:18 Second 40 2s  8. Kamehameha 1:10:55 Sixth open 9. Keaukaha 1:12:05 Seventh open  

10. Keauhou 1:12:52 First 50 2s   11. Kawaihae 1:13:10 Eighth open   12. Kona Athletic 1:13:28 First unclassified

 13. Keaukaha 1:13:39 Ninth open  14. Kawaihae 1:14:20 10th open   15. Waikoloa 1:14:40 Second unclassified  

16. Keauhou 1:15:10 Third 40 2s   17. Kai Ehitu 1:15:16 First Koa  18. Keauhou 1:15:40 11th open  

19. Puna 1:15:58 Second 50 2s  20. Kawaihae 1:16:07 Fourth 40 2s 21. Puna 1:16:17 12th open  

22. Kai Ehitu 1:16:20 13th open 23. Keaukaha 1:16:40 14th open  24. Kamehameha 1:16:47 15th open

25. Keauhou 1:16:50 16th open  26. Kai Opua 1:17:22 First 60 2s

27. Kai Ehitu 1:18:29 Fifth 40 2s  28. Kai Opua 1:19:59 Sixth 40 2s 29. Keauhou 1:21:17 Second 60 2

s  30. Keaukaha 1:25:00 Third 60 2s   31. Keoua 1:25:54 Second Koa

MIXED COURSE (EIGHT MILES)

1. Kona Athletic 1:07:29 First unclassified  2. Tui Tonga 1:11:28 First open 3. Kai Ehitu 1:13:07 Second open  

4. Na Wa a Hanakahi 1:15:00 Third open 5. Tui Tonga 1:15:50 Fourth open  6. Mamalahoe 1:16:10 Fifth open

7. Paddlers of Laka 1:17:33 Sixth open  8. Na Wa a Hanakahi 1:17:55 seventh open

9. Keaukaha 1:18:26 First 50 2s   10. Keaukaha 1:19:41 Eighth open  11. Waikoloa 1:26:18 Second 50 2s

MEN’S COURSE (11 MILES)

1. Kai Opua 1:26:02 First open  2. Kai Opua 1:28:10 Second open 3. Puna 1:28:49 Third open

 4. Keauhou 1:30:15 Fourth open 5. Waikoloa 1:30:25 First unclassified  6. Puna 1:31:15 First 40 2s

7. Kamehameha 1:31:28 Fifth open  8. Tui Tonga 1:31:50 Sixth open 9. Keauhou 1:32:17 7th open  

10. Kai Opua 1:32:54 Second 40 2s  11. Kai Opua 1:33:08 First Koa  12. Keauhou 1:33:17 Eighth open

13. Kai Ehitu 1:33:26 Ninth open  14. Kawaihae 1:34:12 10th open 15. Keauhou 1:34:24 11th open  

16. Kai Opua 1:34:32 12th open 17. Tui Tonga 1:34:45 Second Koa  18. Keaukaha 1:35:45 13th open

19. Kai Opua 1:35:50 First 50 2s  20. Kai Ehitu 1:37:16 Third Koa 21. Kawaihae 1:37:22 Third 40 2s  

22. Kamehameha 1:37:55 14th open 23. Kai Opua 1:38:27 15th open  24. Keauhou 1:39:20 First 60 2s

25. Keauhou 1:40:13 Second 50 2s  26. Puna 1:40:36 16th open 27. Keoua 1:41:09 Third 50 2s  

28. Keoua 1:41:42 Fourth Koa 29. Kai Ehitu 1:43:09 17th open  30. Kai Opua 1:45:45 Fourth 50 2s

31. Kai Ehitu 1:46:19 18th open  32. Keaukaha 1:52:12 Second 60 2s 33. Waikoloa 1:53:39 Fourth 40 2s

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Moku O Hawai’i Championship Results from Hilo Bay

Moko O Hawaii championship results

A Division   Kai Opua Canoe Club 228   Keauhou Canoe Club 191   Puna Canoe Club 161

Keaukaha Canoe Club 145   Kawaihae Canoe Club 135   Kamehameha C.C. 78

B Division   Kai ‘Ehitu 84   Paddlers of Laka 46

C Division    Tui Tonga 38

Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 28   Waikoloa Canoe Club 24   Keoua Canoe Club 23

Na Wa’a Hanakahi 11   Kailana Canoe Club 9   Kona Athletic Club 8

Girls 12   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:56.20

(Eleashia Kealoha, Danielle Gramlich, Taimane Kamaka, Nala Mrozinski-Foti, Ka’iulani Pelekane, Aaliyah Butler)

2. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:02.11   3. Puna Canoe Club 2:03.93

4. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:04.41   5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 2:07.72   6. Kamehameha C.C. 2:08.69

7. Keoua Canoe Club 2:09.72   8. Waikoloa Canoe Club 2:35.71   SCR Kai ‘Ehitu

Boys 12   1. Puna Canoe Club 1:48.35

(Manu Sevao, Kanaiela DeCoito, Brennen Cachola, Trenton Kuamo’o, Chris Eblacas, Nainoa Reis)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:48.99   3. Kai ‘Ehitu 1:52.13

4. Kailana Canoe Club 2:02.24   5. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:08.21

6. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:08.74   7. Waikoloa Canoe Club 2:46.87   SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club

Mixed Boys and Girls 12   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:52.02

(Tyler Alani, Danielle Gramlich, Eleashia Kealoha, Keao Nitta, Taimane Kamaka, Raymond Rowe)

2. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 1:53.40   3. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:00.38

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 2:01.47   5. Waikoloa Canoe Club 2:02.47

6. Puna Canoe Club 2:04.56   7. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:05.67   8. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:10.42

9. Kailana Canoe Club 2:22.96   SCR Paddlers of Laka   SCR Kamehameha C.C.

Girls 13   1. Paddlers of Laka 1:49.11

(Taylor Uratani, Shai Kaniho, Pua Wong, Harley Woolsey, Samantha Simmons, Cameron Cabrera)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:50.80   3. Kawaihae Canoe Club 1:50.87   4. Keoua Canoe Club 1:58.55

5. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 2:00.60   6. Kamehameha C.C. 2:01.37   7. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:03.09

8. Puna Canoe Club 2:04.47   9. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:07.61   10. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:14.12

Boys 13   1. Keaukaha Canoe Club 1:43.78

(Kualono Kaupu, Ulu Bueltmann, Keahi Denne-Kimi, No’eau Nunes, Kumulipo Alapai, Kaimi Iaukea-Ronquillio)

2. Puna Canoe Club 1:44.37   3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:47.49

4. Kai ‘Ehitu 1:49.72   5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 1:57.38

6. Kailana Canoe Club 2:09.33   SCR Hui Wa’a O Waiakea   SCR Keauhou Canoe Club

Women Novice B   1. Kawaihae Canoe Club 1:50.26

(Bernice Davis-Lim, Victoria Brooke, Kauihana Archer, Mahea Leialoha, Christi Jean Bell, Erin Foley)

2. Kai ‘Ehitu 1:52.09   3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:52.26

4. Keauhou Canoe Club 1:52.58   5. Puna Canoe Club 1:52.81   6. Kamehameha C.C. 1:53.54

7. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:01.09   8. Paddlers of Laka 2:02.99   SCR Tui Tonga

Girls 14   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:51.59

(Kelly Andrews, Justyce Torres, Jessica Lloyd, Shaianne Moniz-Metcalf, Nora Frank, Jaylynne Fowler)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 1:52.85   3. Paddlers of Laka 1:54.99

4. Kai ‘Ehitu 1:58.94   5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:07.06  SCR Keauhou Canoe Club

Boys 14   1. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 1:42.21

(Suwaiter Poch, Wyatt Dudoit, Chris Kekaualua-Tuiaana, Sumo Kekaualua-Tuiaana, Alex Tacuban, Jordan Dodd)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:45.26   3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 1:46.00   4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 1:51.82

5. Puna Canoe Club 1:58.87   6. Kamehameha C.C. 2:11.59   SCR Keoua Canoe Club

Mixed Novice B   1. Kai ‘Ehitu 1:41.79

(Shannon Hardy, John DeMello, Tasha Ellis, Naia Marks, Kawika Duncan, Gina McKay)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:43.69   3. Kawaihae Canoe Club 1:44.00

4. Paddlers of Laka 1:45.67   5. Keauhou Canoe Club 1:46.23   6. Puna Canoe Club 1:46.25

7. Keaukaha Canoe Club 1:47.27   8. Tui Tonga 1:47.78   9. Kamehameha C.C. 1:48.17

Girls 15   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:35.37

(Gabriele Lovell, Janelle Quinn, Jessica Lloyd, Kekela Pi, Ashley DeMello, Nora Frank)

2. Kai ‘Ehitu 4:39.54   3. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:41.64

 4. Kamehameha C.C. 4:44.97   5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 5:05.35

Boys 15   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:46.94

(Kepa Kalima-Padillio, Ka’u Kin In, Keanu Gonzalez, Nalu East, Devin Vandervoort, Isaiah Hauanio)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 3:53.01   3. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:54.30   4. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 3:55.44

5. Puna Canoe Club 4:08.22   6. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:10.41   7. Kamehameha C.C. 4:57.53

Men Novice B   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:49.78

(Phillip Prendergast, Frank Wilkins, Matt Tupe, Doug VeraCruz, Lorin Alani, Bill Taylor)

2. Tui Tonga 3:53.75   3. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:54.02

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 3:54.31   5. Kai ‘Ehitu 3:59.35

6. Puna Canoe Club 4:05.84   7. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:17.95   SCR Kamehameha C.C.

Girls 16 & Under   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:30.74

(Lorelei Nakagawa, Kekela Pi, Malamalama Ellis-Noa, Janelle Quinn, Lita Taumoefolau, Tania Plato)

2. Paddlers of Laka 4:38.54   3. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:38.96

4. Kamehameha C.C. 4:51.49   5. Keauhou Canoe Club 5:07.54   6. Keaukaha Canoe Club 5:14.44

Boys 16 & Under   1. Puna Canoe Club 3:48.24

(Lono Leasure-Lucas, Chance Agpoon, Keola Sumera-Lee, Colby Nicolas, Kalae Ke III, Hayden May)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:49.59   3. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:53.48   4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:09.23

5. Kamehameha C.C. 4:10.00   6. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:14.48   7. Kai ‘Ehitu 4:27.07

Girls 18 & Under   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:28.76

(Bethany Llanes, Kilinahe Amone, Kayla Hew Len, Alohi Nakachi, Ashley Gross, Sara Ingram)

2. Paddlers of Laka 4:39.40   3. Kamehameha C.C. 4:40.81

4. Keoua Canoe Club 4:48.14   5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:57.57   SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club

Boys 18 & Under   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:50.36

(Noelan Kaaihue, Chiyo Brown, Keahi Mamac, Kaniela Hauanio, RJ DeMello-Crampton, Conner Costales)

2. Puna Canoe Club 7:55.05   3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 8:05.55   4. Keauhou Canoe Club 8:25.43

5. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 8:40.52   6. Kamehameha C.C. 8:59.04   7. Kawaihae Canoe Club 9:39.03

Women Novice A   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:19.47

(Corrine Convery, Holly Jones, Julie Vernon, Nicky Tachibana, Kolina Chao, Shannon Au)

2. Kona Athletic Club 4:20.87   3. Puna Canoe Club 4:23.06

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:23.64   5. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:26.66   6. Kai ‘Ehitu 4:31.45

7. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:37.94   8. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:41.03   9. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:47.77

Men Novice A   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:19.89

(Chandler Nacino, Edward II Aldridge, Josh Holt, Jarrod Dryer, Keone Au, Waika Koanui)

2. Keaukaha Canoe Club 7:31.56   3. Puna Canoe Club 7:54.69   4. Kai ‘Ehitu 7:56.78

5. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:08.35   6. Paddlers of Laka 8:11.36   7. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:21.25

Women Freshmen   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:12.10

(Tiapepe Ulufaleilupe, Melanie Kelekolio, Nicola Fernandez, Leann Alani, Jenna Quinn, Darcy Daniel)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:31.35

3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 8:35.90   4. Keauhou Canoe Club 8:39.02   5. Puna Canoe Club 8:40.11

Men Freshmen   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:03.96

(Nathan Loyola, Jeff Silva, Josh Holt, barmer Hauanio, Chase VonNordheim, Kua Nolan)

2. Puna Canoe Club 7:18.57   3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:22.79

4. Tui Tonga 7:54.68   5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 7:59.51   6. Kamehameha C.C. 8:01.89

7. Kai ‘Ehitu 8:02.05   8. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:18.70   9. Paddlers of Laka 9:07.02

Women Sophomore   1. Puna Canoe Club 8:33.95

(Cherisse Agorastos, Tita Kamau, U’i Wills, Tasha Ke, Michele Padayao, Jeanette Perez)

2. Keaukaha Canoe Club 8:41.71   3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:47.82

4. Keauhou Canoe Club 8:53.22   5. Kamehameha C.C. 9:21.83   6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 9:47.97

Men Sophomore   1. Tui Tonga 7:30.85

(Puni Freitas, Chevise Conte, Peter Ebaniz, Eddie Torres, Ka’eo Peterson, Sam Amone)

2. Kai ‘Ehitu 7:42.36   3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 7:48.02   4. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:50.44

5. Puna Canoe Club 8:15.65   6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:33.32   7. Paddlers of Laka 8:43.34

8. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 8:51.15   DQ Keauhou Canoe Club 7:26.94   SCR Kamehameha C.C.

Women Junior   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 8:16.56

(Maile Leslie, Alexis Ching, Mara Masuda, Cheryl Villegas, Gina Torres, Leah Winkler)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:31.60   3. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:50.87

4. Puna Canoe Club 8:53.18   SCR Keaukaha Canoe Club   SCR Kamehameha C.C.

Men Junior   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:22.52

(Justin Warren, Chase VonNordheim, Daniel Chun, Paul Masci, Kaihe Chong, Robert Olson)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:25.96   3. Tui Tonga 7:55.36

4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 8:00.83   5. Kamehameha C.C. 8:08.51   6. Puna Canoe Club 8:10.00

7. Kai ‘Ehitu 8:37.26   SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club   SCR Paddlers of Laka

Women Senior   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 12:41.25

(Jennifer McDaniel, Alexis Ching, Annalee Akagi, Cheryl Villegas, Maile Leslie, Tracy Gatewood)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 12:59.91   3. Puna Canoe Club 13:01.12

4. Kai Opua Canoe Club 13:47.14   5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 14:13.66   SCR Kamehameha C.C.

Men Senior   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 10:35.86

(Jeff Silva, Nathan Loyola, barmer Hauanio, Daniel Chun, Kua Nolan, Kaihe Chong)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 10:52.77   3. Tui Tonga 11:22.50   4. Kamehameha C.C. 11:37.05

5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 12:06.53   6. Keaukaha Canoe Club 12:36.57   SCR Puna Canoe Club

Women Masters (40)   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:36.25

(Darcy Daniel, Dani Ho, Kathleen Leahy, Kainoa Lavea, Angela Rey, Dondi Dawson)

2. Kamehameha C.C. 8:44.62   3. Puna Canoe Club 8:55.06

4. Keauhou Canoe Club 9:01.80   5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 9:23.02   6. Keaukaha Canoe Club 10:16.82

Men Masters (40)   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:17.94

(Kevin Lindsey, Bruce Ayau, Andy Witherspoon, T Lussia’a, Steve Boreri, Mesepa Tanoai)

2. Keaukaha Canoe Club 7:22.01   3. Puna Canoe Club 7:40.65   4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 7:45.71

5. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:50.18   6. Kai ‘Ehitu 8:12.29   7. Kamehameha C.C. 8:19.76

Woman Masters (60 yrs)   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:31.23

(Gladi Hoagland, Sherri Carney, Sammie Stanbro, Penny Merryman, Marianne Starr, Beve Schorr)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:37.22   3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 5:05.03   SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club

Men Masters (60 yrs)   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:49.23

(Richard Everett, Egon Horcajo, Robert Vatter, Gary Capri, Bruce Clifford, Mel Pauole)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:10.84   3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:12.44

4. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:20.83   5. Kamehameha C.C. 4:34.77   SCR Kai Opua Canoe Club

Women Golden Masters (55)   1. Puna Canoe Club 4:26.27

(Debbie Noland, Bev Tuaolo, Susan O’Shaughnessy, Nalani Viveiros, Patricia Jaworski, Nora Cesareblanco)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:28.45   3. Kamehameha C.C. 4:38.80

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 5:09.93   5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 5:21.72   SCR Kai Opua Canoe Club

Men Golden Masters (55)   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:06.16

(Lorrin Ching, Ned Burns, George Abood, Bruce Clifford, Mana Manasas, Peter Lasich)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:11.84   3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:15.87

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:15.93   5. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:37.40   SCR Na Wa’a Hanakahi

Senior Women Masters (50)   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:30.14

(Leila Duim, Carol Carroll, Jacque Wikum, Teri Fong, Joreen Knox, Leslie Crawford)

2. Puna Canoe Club 4:33.44   3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:46.47

4. Kamehameha C.C. 4:56.79   5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 5:04.83   6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 5:05.97

Senior Men Masters (50)   1. Puna Canoe Club 3:44.88

(Joe Kalima Jr., Willie Viveiros, Chuck Santiago, Brian Peterson, Afa Tuaolo, Steve Backman)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:45.88

3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 3:47.06   4. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:56.63   SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club

Mixed Masters (60)   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:16.95

(Marianne Starr, Peter Lasich, Kaeti Ecker, Mana Manasas, Richard Everett, Sherri Carney)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:22.04

3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:30.56   4. Kamehameha C.C. 4:37.66   5. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:39.20

Mixed Masters (55)   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:06.74

(Ned Burns, Robert Vatter, Kim Schneider, Sammie Stanbro, Kathy Kaai, Lorrin Ching)

2. Puna Canoe Club 4:10.74   3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:15.97   4. Kamehameha C.C. 4:20.57

5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:23.04   6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:24.28   7. Keoua Canoe Club 4:37.70

Mixed Masters (40)   1. Keaukaha Canoe Club 3:48.09

(Mapuana Sherlock, Loke Andrade, Ryan Tanner, Aunty Jen Holani, Creighton Litton, Terry Andrade)

2. Puna Canoe Club 3:50.26   3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:56.55

4. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:57.50   5. Kamehameha C.C. 3:59.67   6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:01.92

7. Kai ‘Ehitu 4:25.29   8. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:32.45   9. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:43.10

Women Open Four   1. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:34.45

(Jennifer Tanner, Anna Golden, Leila Kekuewa, Mona Durkan)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:36.73   3. Puna Canoe Club 4:50.29   4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:52.59

5. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:56.15   6.. Waikoloa Canoe Club 5:04.74   7. Paddlers of Laka 5:15.91

8. Keoua Canoe Club 5:24.21   9. Kamehameha C.C. 5:26.17   SCR Kona Athletic Club

Men Open Four   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:43.50

(Theron Ogata, Eddie Hayward, Miles Cannon, Kai Robson)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:43.57   3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 3:44.02   4. Puna Canoe Club 3:46.06

5. Kai ‘Ehitu 3:53.73   6. Kamehameha C.C. 4:00.90   7. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:04.91

8. Keoua Canoe Club 4:06.00   9. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:07.18   10. Tui Tonga 4:07.89

11. Kailana Canoe Club 4:16.59   12. Paddlers of Laka 4:18.50   DQ Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:26.56

Mixed Men and Women   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:48.18

(Lowen Luta, Keola Dudoit, Troy Kanuha, Jenna Quinn, Tatiana Tan, Oilipua Atkinson)

2. Puna Canoe Club 3:52.03   3. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:57.36

4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 3:57.70   5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 3:59.41   6. Kai ‘Ehitu 3:59.42

7. Kamehameha C.C. 3:59.51   8. Paddlers of Laka 4:03.11   9. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:04.25

10. Keoua Canoe Club 4:06.90   11. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:12.54   12. Tui Tonga 4:23.03

 

 

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John Kekua Jr., Regatta Results from Hilo Bay

Saturday at Hilo Bay   A division   Kai Opua Canoe Club 223   Keauhou Canoe Club 189   Keaukaha Canoe Club 144 Kawaihae Canoe Club 136   Puna Canoe Club 136   Kamehameha C.C. 96   Kai ‘Ehitu 72

B division    Paddlers of Laka 52    Tui Tonga 47  Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 35   Waikoloa Canoe Club 27   Keoua Canoe Club 25

Na Wa’a Hanakahi 14   Kona Athletic Club 14   Kailana Canoe Club 9

Girls 12   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:09.23

(Eleashia Kealoha, Danielle Gramlich, Aaliyah Butler, Taimane Kamaka, Nala Mrozinski-Foti, Ka’iulani Pelekane)

2. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:17.96  3. Kawaihae Canoe Club 2:21.89

4. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:22.24  5. Kamehameha C.C. 2:23.47  6. Puna Canoe Club 2:24.19

7. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:30.28  8. Keoua Canoe Club 2:37.93  9. Waikoloa Canoe Club 3:08.13

Boys 12      1. Puna Canoe Club 2:04.20

(Kanaiela DeCoito, Manu Sevao, Chris Eblacas, Brennen Cachola, Trenton Kuamo’o, Nainoa Reis)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:05.11

3. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:08.62  4. Kailana Canoe Club 2:19.19  5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:24.40

6. Waikoloa Canoe Club 2:38.23  SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club  SCRKeauhou Canoe Club

Mixed Boys and Girls 12    1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:09.21

(Eleashia Kealoha, Danielle Gramlich, Tyler Alani, Taimane Kamaka, Raymond Rowe, Keao Nitta)

2. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 2:14.16   3. Waikoloa Canoe Club 2:15.53

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 2:17.05  5. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:23.57  6. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:24.21

7. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:25.28  9. Kailana Canoe Club 2:51.17   DQ Paddlers of Laka 2:39.80

SCR Puna Canoe Club   SCR Keoua Canoe Club   SCR Kamehameha C.C.

Girls 13    1. Paddlers of Laka 2:01.07

(Pua Wong, Shai Kaniho, Taylor Uratani, Cameron Cabrera, Samantha Simmons, Harley Woolsey)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 2:04.01  3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:04.60  4. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 2:12.13

5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:12.18  6. Kamehameha C.C. 2:12.95  7. Keoua Canoe Club 2:19.93

8. Puna Canoe Club 2:24.01  9. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:30.80  10. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:36.04

Boys 13     1. Keaukaha Canoe Club 1:50.94

(Keahi Denne-Kimi, Ulu Bueltmann, Kualono Kaupu, Kaimi Iaukea-Ronquillio, Kumulipo Alapai, No’eau Nunes)

2. Puna Canoe Club 1:55.03

3. Kai ‘Ehitu 1:59.34  4. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:00.58  5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 2:04.82

6. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 2:11.55  7. Kailana Canoe Club 2:14.60   8. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:26.74

Women Novice B  1. Kawaihae Canoe Club 1:56.60

(Kauihana Archer, Victoria Brooke, Bernice Davis-Lim, Erin Foley, Christi Jean Bell, Mahea Leialoha)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:01.43   3. Puna Canoe Club 2:01.66

4. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:04.34   5. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:08.52   6. Paddlers of Laka 2:10.01

7. Kamehameha C.C. 2:15.74  8. Tui Tonga 2:18.89  9. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:19.29

Girls 14    1. Paddlers of Laka 2:01.72

(Taylor Uratani, Samantha Simmons, Peek A Boo Picanco, Shai Kaniho, Pua Wong, Harley Woolsey)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 2:01.81  3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 2:02.58  4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 2:05.09

5. Kai ‘Ehitu 2:05.87  6. Keauhou Canoe Club 2:21.74  SCR Kamehameha C.C.

Boys 14    1. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 1:45.08

(Suwaiter Poch, Wyatt Dudoit, Jordan Dodd, Chris Kekaualua-Tuiaana, Alex Tacuban, Sumo Kekaualua-Tuiaana)

2. Keaukaha Canoe Club 1:48.13

3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:50.07  4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 1:51.26  5. Puna Canoe Club 1:58.80

6. Keoua Canoe Club 2:04.79  7. Kamehameha C.C. 2:16.11  SCR Keauhou Canoe Club

Mixed Novice B    1. Keauhou Canoe Club 1:45.20

(Neil Loyola, Nicole Friedley, Tina Flower, Jason Gabriel, Florian Alokoa, Tanya Ho)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 1:45.72  3. Tui Tonga 1:46.46  4. Paddlers of Laka 1:46.71

5. Kai Opua Canoe Club 1:47.89  6. Kai ‘Ehitu 1:49.70  7. Keaukaha Canoe Club 1:53.86

8. Kamehameha C.C. 1:53.88  DQ Puna Canoe Club 1:49.88  SCR Kailana Canoe Club

Girls 15   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:34.97

(Nora Frank, Ashley DeMello, Justyce Torres, Joelle Kahalewai, Janelle Quinn, Gabriele Lovell)

2. Kamehameha C.C. 4:37.22   3. Kai ‘Ehitu 4:37.53

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:49.86  5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:51.80  SCR Keauhou Canoe Club

Boys 15   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:45.52

(Devin Vandervoort, Isaiah Hauanio, Nalu East, Keanu Gonzalez, Ka’u Kin In, Kepa Kalima-Padillio)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 3:52.52  3. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 3:52.86  4. Puna Canoe Club 3:53.85

5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:01.16  6. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:21.90  7. Kamehameha C.C. 4:38.19

Men Novice B   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:48.83

(Nick Imonti, Jason Gabriel, Mark Silva, Neil Loyola, Rick Meldrum, Stewart Solmonson)

2. Tui Tonga 3:49.60

3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:50.30  4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 3:52.27  5. Kai ‘Ehitu 3:58.40

6. Puna Canoe Club 4:05.07  7. Kamehameha C.C. 4:27.74  8. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:34.44

Girls 16 & Under   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:29.10

(Malamalama Ellis-Noa, Manaia Genovia, Lorelei Nakagawa, Lita Taumoefolau, Janelle Quinn, Tania Plato)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:34.32   3. Paddlers of Laka 4:37.93

4. Kamehameha C.C. 4:38.54  5. Keauhou Canoe Club 5:08.25  6. Keaukaha Canoe Club 5:08.69

Boys 16 & Under    1. Puna Canoe Club 3:46.62

(Kalae Ke III, Keola Sumera-Lee, Lono Leasure-Lucas, Colby Nicolas, Ian Terpstra, Chance Agpoon)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:53.35  3. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:53.75  4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:09.58

5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:10.15  6. Kamehameha C.C. 4:15.46  7. Kai ‘Ehitu 4:16.06

Girls 18 & Under   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:33.25

(Ashley Gross, Alohi Nakachi, Bethany Llanes, Kilinahe Amone, Kayla Hew Len, Sara Ingram)

2. Keoua Canoe Club 4:47.43   3. Kamehameha C.C. 4:47.57   4. Paddlers of Laka 4:50.14

5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:58.88   SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club  SCRKeauhou Canoe Club

Boys 18 & Under    1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:51.27

(RJ DeMello-Crampton, Kaniela Hauanio, Noelan Kaaihue, Keahi Mamac, Chiyo Brown, Conner Costales)

2. Puna Canoe Club 7:51.96  3. Keauhou Canoe Club 8:21.66  4. Hui Wa’a O Waiakea 8:40.71

5. Kamehameha C.C. 8:43.52  6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 9:23.85   DQ Keaukaha Canoe Club 8:14.36

Women Novice A    1. Puna Canoe Club 4:23.72

(Frankie Martin-Howe, Kelli Tomota, Kahili Hahn, Winona Leialoha, Trevella Williams, Alison Yoneoka)

2. Kona Athletic Club 4:24.71   3. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:29.70

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:35.20  5. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:36.02   6. Kai ‘Ehitu 4:40.10

7. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:42.09   8. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:43.91  9. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:53.22

Men Novice A   1. Keaukaha Canoe Club 7:32.80

(Adam Veloria, Seth Jones, Ashferd Kelson, Christopher Olayon, Marty Orlando, Eldridge Shay)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:35.59   3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:53.55   4. Paddlers of Laka 8:08.85

5. Puna Canoe Club 8:11.74   6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:21.76   DQ Kai ‘Ehitu 8:01.47

Women Freshmen   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:31.87

(Melanie Kelekolio, Nicola Fernandez, Darcy Daniel, Tiapepe Ulufaleilupe, Leann Alani, Jenna Quinn)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 8:40.15   3. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:57.93  

4. Puna Canoe Club 9:11.97   5. Kai ‘Ehitu 10:19.84  SCR Keaukaha Canoe Club

Men Freshmen    1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:14.87

(Luka Dayton Smith, Miles Cannon, Ina Ynigues Jr, Nue Youderian, Eddie Hayward, Theron Ogata)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:15.06   3. Puna Canoe Club 7:25.27   4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 8:00.42

5. Tui Tonga 8:08.96   6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:35.00  7. Kamehameha C.C. 8:37.15

8. Kai ‘Ehitu 8:48.63   9. Paddlers of Laka 9:02.31   SCR Na Wa’a Hanakahi

Women Sophomore   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 8:41.37

(Cheryl Villegas, Alexis Ching, Leah Winkler, Melissa John, Mara Masuda, Gina Torres)

2. Puna Canoe Club 8:54.88   3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:55.92

4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 9:01.90  5. Kamehameha C.C. 9:30.85  6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 9:39.93

Men Sophomore   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:28.01

(Nathan Loyola, Robert Olson, Justin Warren, Frano Quirk, Chase VonNordheim, Peter Olson)

2. Tui Tonga 7:29.27  3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:38.70

4. Kamehameha C.C. 7:45.26  5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 7:50.28  6. Kai ‘Ehitu 8:08.24

7. Puna Canoe Club 8:24.93  8. Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:47.60  9. Paddlers of Laka 9:34.44

Women Junior   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:39.19

(Melanie Kelekolio, Tiapepe Ulufaleilupe, Dani Ho, Rebekah Lussia’a, Amy Young, Dondi Dawson)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 8:45.77  3. Puna Canoe Club 9:12.39

4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 9:32.32  SCR Keaukaha Canoe Club  SCR Kamehameha C.C.

Men Junior   1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 7:27.70

(Nathan Grocholski, Kai Robson, Kekaulike Tomich, Ivan Mcivor, Ian Foo, Kawika Leicher)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:30.35

3. Tui Tonga 7:38.27  4. Kamehameha C.C. 8:05.70  5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 8:13.18

6. Puna Canoe Club 8:35.80   7. Kai ‘Ehitu 8:50.39  SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club

Women Masters (40)  1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:54.62

(Kathleen Leahy, Kainoa Lavea, Angela Rey, Darcy Daniel, Dani Ho, Dondi Dawson)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 9:16.59  3. Kamehameha C.C. 9:23.68

4. Puna Canoe Club 9:35.00  5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 9:40.47  6. Keaukaha Canoe Club 10:14.74

Men Masters (40)   1. Keaukaha Canoe Club 7:45.55

(Ryan Tanner, Ray Laub, Terry Andrade, Steve Blyth, Creighton Litton, Ira Kekaualua)

2. Puna Canoe Club 7:52.39  3. Keauhou Canoe Club 7:52.49  4. Kai Opua Canoe Club 8:08.85

5. Kai ‘Ehitu 8:24.50  6. Kamehameha C.C. 8:33.15  DQ Kawaihae Canoe Club 8:40.62

Woman Masters (60 yrs)   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:38.12

(Sammie Stanbro, Marianne Starr, Beve Schorr, Gladi Hoagland, Sherri Carney, Penny Merryman)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:45.37  SCR Keaukaha Canoe Club  SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club

Men Masters (60 yrs)  1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:04.48

(Bruce Clifford, Gary Capri, Mana Manasas, Moke Hauanio, Lorrin Ching, Peter Lasich)

2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:12.53  3. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:21.35

4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:22.03  5. Kamehameha C.C. 4:32.57  SCR Kai Opua Canoe Club

Women Golden Masters (55)  1. Puna Canoe Club 4:32.02

(Susan O’Shaughnessy, Bev Tuaolo, Debbie Noland, Nora Cesareblanco, Patricia Jaworski, Nalani Viveiros)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:33.50  3. Kamehameha C.C. 4:48.79

4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 5:07.38  5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 5:07.79  SCR Kai Opua Canoe Club

Men Golden Masters (55)  1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:01.30

(Robert Vatter, Lorrin Ching, Moke Hauanio, Bruce Clifford, George Abood, Richard Everett)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:14.42  3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:16.98  4. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:20.82

5. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:38.32  6. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:43.18  SCR Keoua Canoe Club

Senior Women Masters (50)  1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:32.39

(Joreen Knox, Sherri Carney, Teri Fong, Jacque Wikum, Carol Carroll, Leila Duim)

2. Puna Canoe Club 4:39.03  3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:49.95

4. Kamehameha C.C. 4:56.92  5. Keaukaha Canoe Club 5:02.34  6. Kawaihae Canoe Club 5:08.08

Senior Men Masters (50)  1. Puna Canoe Club 3:45.67

(Joe Kalima Jr., Willie Viveiros, Chuck Santiago, Brian Peterson, Afa Tuaolo, Steve Backman)

2. Keaukaha Canoe Club 3:46.16

3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:48.16  4. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:49.49 SCR Kawaihae Canoe Club

Mixed Masters (60)  1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:09.29

(Richard Everett, Egon Horcajo, Gladi Hoagland, Mana Manasas, Marianne Starr, Penny Merryman)

2. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:36.70

3. Kamehameha C.C. 4:37.94  4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:49.77  DQ Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:25.63

Mixed Masters (55)   1. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:11.44

(Kathy Kaai, Kim Schneider, Peter Lasich, Robert Vatter, Ned Burns, Sammie Stanbro)

2. Kamehameha C.C. 4:21.81  3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:24.65  4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:35.93

5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:36.67  SCR Keoua Canoe Club  SCR Puna Canoe Club

Mixed Masters (40)    1. Keaukaha Canoe Club 3:58.74

(Roberta Martinez, Loke Andrade, Cindy Van Guilder, Nate Kaluhiwa, Creighton Litton, Steve Blyth)

2. Keauhou Canoe Club 4:00.39  3. Kamehameha C.C. 4:10.99

4. Puna Canoe Club 4:11.95  5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:12.03  6. Kai ‘Ehitu 4:32.05

7. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:45.90  DQ Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:11.57  DQ Na Wa’a Hanakahi 5:33.82

Women Open Four  1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 4:40.56

(Tatiana Tan, Malia Kipapa, Lelia Kanuha, Kim Rowe)  2. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:45.18  3. Keaukaha Canoe Club 4:54.35

4. Waikoloa Canoe Club 5:16.66  5. Keauhou Canoe Club 5:17.86  6. Kona Athletic Club 5:25.64

7. Kamehameha C.C. 5:38.74  8. Paddlers of Laka 5:38.74  9. Keoua Canoe Club 5:51.58

10. Kai ‘Ehitu 6:27.73  DQ Puna Canoe Club 5:08.36  SCR Tui Tonga

Men Open Four

1. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:47.31  (Kua Nolan, Daniel Chun, Robert Olson, barmer Hauanio)

2. Puna Canoe Club 3:48.86  3. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:49.51  4. Keaukaha Canoe Club 3:54.02

5. Kamehameha C.C. 4:03.77  6. Tui Tonga 4:06.53  7. Keoua Canoe Club 4:15.60

8. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:27.19  9. Kawaihae Canoe Club 4:29.45  10. Paddlers of Laka 4:33.85

11. Kailana Canoe Club 4:37.23  12. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:37.61  DQ Kai ‘Ehitu 4:13.08

Mixed Men and Women

1. Kai Opua Canoe Club 3:47.82  (Nue Youderian, Luka Dayton Smith, Kekaulike Tomich, Jenna Quinn, Hi’ilei Aldridge, Oilipua Atkinson)

2. Keaukaha Canoe Club 3:54.91  3. Kai ‘Ehitu 3:55.83

4. Keauhou Canoe Club 3:55.90  5. Kawaihae Canoe Club 3:56.45  6. Puna Canoe Club 3:56.53

7. Kamehameha C.C. 3:58.80  8. Tui Tonga 4:14.32  9. Paddlers of Laka 4:16.90

10. Keoua Canoe Club 4:21.65  11. Na Wa’a Hanakahi 4:35.00  12. Waikoloa Canoe Club 4:58.74

July 10, 2011 Posted by | Canoe Racing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kawaihae Women Cross Alenuihaa Channel

group canoe paddling photo

Women of Kawaihae Canoe Club

The sport of canoe paddling can be physically demanding and requires a powerful upper body and strong legs, but for veteran Kawaihae Canoe Paddling Coach, Manny Veincent, a positive mental attitude is even more valuable.

Veincent has been recruiting all wahine crews over the past five years and his group recently made its third crossing of the ‘Alenuihaa Channel, which is no easy task for any gender to conquer.

 The ocean between Kawaihae and Maui, known as the ‘Alenuihaa Channel, can sometimes receive wind gusts with up to five times more velocity than the surrounding waters which makes for one of the most dangerous channel crossings in the Pacific.

Veincent can recall hearing stories from kapuna (elders) of how residents of Kohala would sometimes cross the ‘Alenuihaa Channel to attend parties or family gatherings on Maui.

 “I used to hang out with kapuna who would tell stories of how some people crossed the channel in outriggers,” Veincent said.  “It is a very rough crossing and women crews have never done it as it goes against the grain.”

 Veincent had dreamed about putting together an all female crew and in 2004 his dream came through when wahine paddlers made the journey to Nu’u on Maui.

 “On our first all women crossing I chose Nu’u, an old Hawaiian fishing village, because it was a straight shot from Kohala to Maui,” Veincent said.  On the second crossing I wanted to learn about angles, so we went to Makenna which was further away than Nu’u and trickier to get there.”

 The third all women’s crew crossing came on October 17 which left from Keokea Beach Park at 6:55 a.m., after waiting an hour for the winds to die down, with their destination of Hana, Maui.

“The crossing to Hana had always been on my mind as I had sailed there in an outrigger canoe, but always wanted to do it with an all women’s crew,” Veincent said. 

 “I handpicked all the ladies and I don’t necessarily pick them for their athletic ability as I prefer women with good attitudes,” he said.

One of those handpicked paddlers was Izzy Calaau-Catrett, who was making her third crossing with Veincent.

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Approaching the Hana Coast

“The morning was totally awesome with swells at 4 to 5 feet,” Calaau-Catrett said.  “When we got closer to Maui the current was coming in and the swells got to be 8 to 10 feet, it was pretty scary at times.”

Two escort boats, Kohala Divers from Kawaihae and Chiripa out of Kona, were used.  On board were 13 relief paddlers, four deck hands, a video photographer and Coach Veincent.

Paddlers in seats 1 through 5 were rotated out of the canoe every 45 minutes and the steersperson, Kim Kimi, was relieved after 4 hours with Veincent’s daughter, Kahea Veincent taking over steering duties.

The starting paddlers were Rachel Gillis, Ginger Tennant, Eunice Veincent, Lisa Ebrahimi, Kim Takata and Kimi.

Relief paddlers included Eva Conway, Nicki Ludwig, Nadine Dochin, KC Stallsmith, Carol Laau-Silva, Louise Muskat, Gloria Simon, Faelyn Jardine, Ava Williams, Katherine Groves, Trisha Tom, and Kalaau-Catrett with relief steersperson Kahea Veincent. 

After six hours of paddling and with land in sight the channel waters became more difficult as the currents began pushing the canoe south and away from land.

“Our average speed of the canoe was 5.5 knots per hour until we reached the Maui coast,” paddler Kim Takata said.  “We hit a strong current just miles from the Maui coast and we were too far south and had to paddle up current to reach Hana Bay.”

   The final three and a half miles took the wahine paddlers three hours as the canoe had slowed to 1.2 knots per hour, according to Takata.

   “The Hawaiian community of Hana met us on the beach with blowing of the conch shell, beautiful chant to welcome us on shore, and water and refreshments,” Takata said.  “They helped us bring the canoe on shore, wash it and prepare to ship it home on the barge.  We offered puolos as gifts of thanks.”

Cost of this amazing adventure was around $10,000 as the two escort boats were hired and the three sets of crews needed to fly back to the Big Island after spending a night in Hana.  Veincent had received a grant from Parker Ranch which paid for a portion of the third all-women’s crew voyage and the women fundraised to get the rest of the money.

Coming from the Big Island a ground crew had flown over earlier in the day to Maui and they rented three vans from Kahului as they drove to Hana to meet the paddlers.

“Our ground crew shopped at Costco and helped with the meals and transportation while on Maui,” Takata said.  “We stayed overnight at Mike Spalding’s guest cottages in Hana and he prepared a wonderful dinner which included kalua pork, rice, poi and sweet potato.”

“It took us about a year to prepare for this crossing and we had to train steady three to four times a week,” Veincent said.  “It takes a tough mental attitude to do this and for me it was very spiritual.

Veincent takes pride in connecting to his Hawaiian heritage through canoe paddling.  “Not too many people know about these women and their crossing of the ‘Alenuihaa Channel,” he said.  “This crossing was a rediscovery of who we are and where we’re going.”

November 4, 2009 Posted by | Canoe Racing, Events | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment