While Hilo was under flood watch and early morning lightning and heavy rain the Keōua Hōnaunau Canoe Club held an OC1 race with clear blue skies and a light northerly breeze. The long course with 41 canoes was a 9.5 mile run and the short course with 31 canoes was a 6 mile race. There were a lot of OC2’s out on the courses and since the races are limited to 50 people per course the total number of canoes were down but both courses were almost at limit of 50.
The sleeping dolphins greeted some racers upon return as did a slight set of bumps that were somewhat surfable with effort.
Congratulations to the Keaukaha paddlers that came out to race:
- Long Course: Jose, Eric, Jeff, Keola, Brandi
- Short Course: Grant & Kawai, Greg