It’s been a long time coming but we scrapped for every point in every race and came home with the Moku’s championship! Congratulations to everyone for their hard work. We had some tight 2nd places and battles all season long and to pull of a victory at Moku’s is amazing.
We had a great turnout from all our crews from the kids to the 70’s. One of our fellow paddlers made a nice video that sort of captures the feel from Mokus this year.
Now the Hard Work Starts – Keep Training
We have 12 crews going to States on Ohau, all first seated teams from our season of racing. And following that race, the kids are off to London for the IVF World Sprints!
For a lot of paddlers the end of the Regatta season signals the start of the most anticipated part of paddling: LONG DISTANCE!
Even if you’re not planning on doing long distance, it’s great to stay in shape by coming out to paddle and definitely jump in your one-man canoes! Training never stops. Let’s come back for the 2023 season ready to break some records! Crews typically start gearing up and going long after States which is next weekend.
Long Distance Paddling Events
Check our Event’s Schedule for a complete list, but the biggies are Queen Liliu’okalani in Kona and Henry Ayau on Oahu this year. Also note there are some one-man races starting.
2022 Gorge Downwind Championships
Congratulations to Keola, Tyran, Grant and Eric for competing in the Gorge Downwind race in Hood River on the mainland July 16. Over 500 canoes were on the water and it was an exciting event. Here’s a small taste from the race organizer.