As the one man season reaches the end the courses are longer and the competition heats up. Saturday brought a light northerly breeze on some relatively flat water. The short course headed north about 4 miles followed by the long course start paddlers who chased them north for about 5 miles. Both courses returned on a slowly building north breeze to round out the 8 and 10 miles legs.
Good to see all the Keaukaha paddlers out there charging both courses, including our newest member Jason White. (Note these preliminary results have a number of errors regarding places and categories, but the times look correct).
- Long: Eric, Jeff
- Short: Keahi, Grant & Kawai, Nahi (Jr. OC2) & Kawika Kekuawela, Greg, Lewis Fleishour (Jr. V1), Mike McConnell, Shai Badon-Dellomes (V1 Jr.), Jason White, Niau Paulos (V1 Jr.), Eha Kiyuna (V1 Jr.), Cother-McKeague La’a (V1 Jr), Waiolukea Publico (V1 Jr.), Malakai Laititi (OC1 Jr.), O-shen Kawaihae (OC1 Jr.)
- The Yamagata Challenge this year will have a 10 mile short course and a 14 mile long course. This is a rare chance for you course guys to try the Yamagata as there is usually only one 14 mile course.
- The Big Island Championship race at Keokea is likely to happen but will be invitation only due to the limits placed on race sizes. More news as this develops.
- May 8, 9:30am at ‘Anaeho’omalu Bay Aloha Unlimited is hosting a “Dash For Cash” sprint race for OC1 and OC2. There will be 1-mile heats in a tournament style competition with wild card additions. Cash prizes to overall and age group winners! $25 to enter and you must pre-register here.