The spinnakers ballooned on the outbound leg Thursday during the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Gene Wells Memorial Series, Race No. 5, which was described as “seeming to take place in slow motion.” Kato repeated by topping the nine-boat fleet that took off in very calm seas under shifting winds blowing from the west at five knots, typical Kona sailing conditions in the 3.1-mile course.
The Waimea junior varsity girls volleyball team held a double-digit lead over Kapaa Friday afternoon at the Clem Gomes Gym during Kauai Interscholastic Federation volleyball games. The rapidly swelling crowd hushed as Waimea coach Brandi Hori-Moises called a time out just two points away from closing the door. Out of the huddle, Hori-Moises was joined by her staff in preparing Shyann Freitas for action, and the audience was quiet in anticipation.
A contingent of local paddlers competed against not only some of the best in the state, but some of the best in the world. The 66th annual Molokai Hoe long-distance outrigger canoe race took place last weekend. Crews paddled about 41 miles on the Kaiwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu.