Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Looooooong Canoe Race

This outrigger canoe was just paddled across the Molokai Channel. It's one of the most dangerous stretches of ocean in the world. These young women paddlers came in first in their division---koa canoe. Bravo! This Outrigger Canoe Club crew had 10 members. The women took turns jumping out of the canoe in the middle of the ocean and switching seats with each other. If someone wasn't paddling, then she was riding in the escort boat. They left the island of Molokai at 7:30 am and reached the shores of Waikiki at about 2:00 in the afternoon. Whew!!!!! A very long paddle! (In the background is the dock where the judges sit and the escort boat arrives to drop off the other five paddlers and their supplies.)

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