Papa‘au slips past OZone in NYC Race No. 4

Papa‘au’s crew did its homework as the Express 27 slipped across the finish line on an elapsed time of 1:02.14 Thursday.

That time was slightly more than a minute and a half ahead of OZone, an Olson 30, that crossed on an elapsed time of 1:03.50.

But on the PHRF corrected time, Papa‘au logged a 59:35 trip over the 3.6-mile course in the Nawiliwili Yacht Club’s Wild Bill Memorial Series, Race No. 4.

That corrected time gave Papa‘au first finish honors in both the PHRF Open Class and Monohull class with OZone logging in at 1:04:14 PHRF.

Racing under 10 to 15 mph winds out of the northeast, Speedy, another Olson 30, filled in the third place berth at 1:05:02 PHRF followed by Malihini, a 35-foot catamaran (1:12:44 PHRF), Bonjolea (1:14:05 PHRF) and Mapuana (1:15:40 PHRF).

In the Club Open class, Bonjolea, an X-342, topped the competition on a 1:06:31 Club time followed by Malihini (1:07:20 Club) and Mapuana (1:10:18 Club).

Two more races remain in the NYC Wild Bill Memorial Series with Race No. 6 coming up Thursday at Nawiliwili Harbor.

The public is invited to watch from the vantage point of the jetty sea wall where NYC members are always available to add to the race.

First flag flies at 5 p.m.

Team Central,

C-Town pick up 14U wins

Duke Pauli continues to shine for Team Central, netting 11 points to lead Central to a 49-29 showing over the Lihu‘e Lakers Wednesday.

Team Central, with its win in the county’s 14 and Under boys basketball program, is undefeated to date.

Pauli’s lead was bolstered by John Das and Nathan Wong netting 8 points apiece and Keane Agoot adding 7 points.

Ken Ancajas led the Lakers’ effort with 9 points followed by Jordan Cadiz and Allan Bolante finishing with 6 points each.

Patrick Tacata rounded out the scoring leaders for the Lakers with 5 points.

In Game 2, Kalen Kimura sparked C-Town with a game-high 13 points in its win 42-27 win over Wailua at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Kainoa Colipano and Austin Simao followed with 7 and 5 points, respectively. There were four additional players who finished with 4 points each.

Jordan Cummings led the Wailua effort with 8 points followed by Bradley Coloma adding 6 points and Jhayson Manzano rounding out the scoring leaders with 5 points.

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