Good news! HIPA was able to get approval for the oc1 season races and yesterday’s race was jammed with Keaukaha paddlers on both courses. Both courses ran north against a light breeze. There was a nice mix of bumps and the long course got the pleasure of the washing machine waters south of the harbor on the way back from their southern turning point. The dolphins were outside the harbor and the skies were clear enough to see the snow on the mountains.
Which includes the postponed Hilo race which will now run on the 20th. And signup is open for the Valentines race this Saturday.
Special congratulations go to the Junior paddlers that managed to make the race all the way over in Kona and hammering in the V1s. Great job to them! And congrats to our newest Novice paddler, Mike McConnell!
Long Course: Jose, Aaron, Keahi, Eric, Jeff, Brandi
Short Course: Grant & Kawai, Mike, Greg, Cother (jr. v1), Pakela (jr. v1)
(Also KOYD jr. paddlers: Kala’i and Dalilah)