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Setting Records, Congratulations Team Kamakakoa!!!!Read more...

 

It was an exciting day for the OluKai sailing canoe team, Team Kamakakoa, as they take both legs of the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association Race Series #2. The race began at Kahului Harbor on the north shore of Maui and swept around the West Maui Mountains to finish one mile a head of Waa Tui Tonga at Ka’anaplai Beach on the southwest shore of Maui. Team Kamakakoa raced approximately 40 miles in a record time of 2 hours and 25 minutes.

 

On Saturday June 5th, Team Kamakakoa along with six other canoes (all members of the HSCA) provided free canoe rides to visitors and locals wanting to experience the excitement of sailing and paddling in a Hawaiian sailing canoe. From 9am to 3pm, the teams gave a record number of 480 people a tour on the 7 canoes.

 

The weekend culminated on Sunday as OluKai’s Team Kamakakoa broke and set a new course record sailing from Ka’anaplai Beach across the Pailolo Channel to Hale O Lono on the island of Molokai in 3 hours and 20 minutes. This Pailolo Channel is one of the windiest and roughest of the Hawaiian Island channels.

 

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Nice piece, but that last sentence torpedos thier credibility. The Pailolo is NOT the windiest or roughest channel here, that would be the Alenuihaha, between the Big Island and Maui.

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Nice piece, but that last sentence torpedos thier credibility. The Pailolo is NOT the windiest or roughest channel here, that would be the Alenuihaha, between the Big Island and Maui.

 

I grew up sailing there and have to agree that most folks consider the Aleniuhaha to be the King of all of the Hawaiian Island channels.

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Nice piece, but that last sentence torpedos thier credibility. The Pailolo is NOT the windiest or roughest channel here, that would be the Alenuihaha, between the Big Island and Maui.

 

Back to basic reading comprehension...the article said Pailolo is ONE OF the windiest and roughest channels. That is a statement with which you will have to agree.

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I'm surprised North couldn't convince those guys that they needed to seriously explore 3di sails for the canoe.

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I'm surprised North couldn't convince those guys that they needed to seriously explore 3di sails for the canoe.

 

Not sure but I think the rules do not allow synthetic fabrics.

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Seriously cool

 

Marvin Otsuji and the OluKai Team Kamakakoa represent the pinnacle of traditional Hawaiian watermen. They charge headfirst into 20 foot seas and winds from 15-35 knots in a simple Hawaiian outrigger canoe with a old skool mast and sail. Competing against numerous other teams, Kamakakoa wins just about every race they enter.

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