WAIMEA – The Quicksilver crew – piloted by David Goodale, Leroy Jumper, Jeff Griffin, Tom Grubb, Butch Keahilalo, and Pete Prestage – skirted along the shore break fronting the Waimea Plantation Cottages on their way to winning the final race of a 10-race series in just under four hours Saturday afternoon.
Marvin Otsuji of the Quicksilver team said that, going into Saturday’s race, the point spread between the leaders was so close, the overall winner would be determined by the final placements in the final race.
The race left Nawiliwili at 11:30 Saturday morning with the Quicksilver crew crossing the finish line in just under four hours.
Second place went to a Kapa’a crew in the Aloha Canvas yellow with the Eyecatcher sail who crossed the finish line about eight minutes after the leader.
Third place went to the O’ahu Aston crew piloted by Michael Kincaid who crossed the line at about the four-hour mark.
A total of seven sailing canoes participated in the final race that started in April on the Big Island and made its way up the Island chain, culminating on the beach fronting the Waimea Plantation Cottages.