World championship canoe race results

Kaua’i fared fairly well in the 22nd Bank of Hawaii Bankoh Na Wahine O Ke Kai

outrigger canoe race last Sunday, Sept. 24. The race is widely known as the

world championship in women’s canoeing.

The Garden Island’s own Wailua

Kayak & Canoe Club won the event in 1999, and finished third this year. The

paddlers finished in a time of 6:03:19, nearly nine minutes behind the winners,

Kai O Pua from the Big Island.

Kaua’i’s Kaiola I finished 14th in the Open

division, while Kaiola II placed 27th. Wailua Kayak & Canoe-Punikaiwa

finished fourth in the Master 35 division.

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