General Info - Kaua'i World Challenge - May 4-7, 2005

News, Updates, & Notices:

May 8 - Results

Apr 26 - REMINDER: Registration will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, May 6th at the Radisson, paddlers’ meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and the pasta dinner will begin at 7 p.m.

Feb 4 - Kaua'i World Challenge opens new division!
Any four OC1 paddlers may form a team, with each doing only one of each of the four legs of the World Challenge. The World Challenge is no longer just for elite paddlers.  We would like to encourage those of you that would like to give it a try with team members to start your training now!

Relay Divisions

OC1 – 2 people
Men(Open & Age Groups)
Women(Open & Age Groups)
Mixed Open

Tentative Age Groups: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

OC1 – 4 people
(each person does 1 leg of the relay)
Open Men
Open Women
Mixed Open

OC2 – 4 people
Open Men
Open Women
Mixed Open

Surf Ski– 2 people
Open Men
Open Women
Mixed Open

Individual Preliminary Races

Wailua to Kalapaki Warm up– 12n Wed May 4
Kalapaki-Poipu Warm up Race – 12n Thurs May 5
Sprints Wailua River – 12n Fri May 6

The Relay Race (approx 34 miles) - Sat. May 7th

Start: 9 A.M.
Wailua Beach to Salt Pond (Hanapepe)
Change at Hanama'ulu – 5 miles
Change at Kalapaki (Dukes’s) – 5 miles
Change at Poi'pu (Sheraton Beach) – 12 miles
Finish at Salt Pond – 12 miles

$20,000 in Cash Prizes

Amount based on number of entrants in each division. Minimum of 5 entrants to establish a division.

The events on May 4, 5, & 6 are not team races. There will be money prizes for each and a combined waterman award for the best performer of all three of these preliminary races. There will be a minimal entry fee for each of these 3 races. Paddler meetings will be one hour prior to start at each of these preliminary events. These prelim races are to encourage participants to become comfortable with the conditions of the course and warm up for the main event as well as recognize/reward individuals for their performance.
There will be a cash prize and trophy for the best combined scores of three of the following:
Catalina Relay
Oahu Coastal relay
Australia relay
Maui to  Molokai relay
Molokai - Oahu relay
Kauai Challenge relay
Weighted scores, as calculated by a committee's evaluation of the entered events,  on the number of open men competitors in each of the above events will determine the winner.  Kauai Challenge and one other Hawaii race is mandatory to be eligible.

On Friday May 6, 6 pm, there will be a Paddler's final signup (and meeting at 7 pm) for the Kauai World Challenge at the Radisson Kauai, including a Spaghetti dinner (part of the race entry fee). Videos of the 2003 and 2004 races will be shown.

Entry Fee: $50 per paddler. Includes paddlers meeting spaghetti dinner May 6, race t-shirt, lunch after the race on May 7, beverages and entertainment!

  • Canoes and surfskis may be available for borrow/charter but it is advised to secure your borrowed canoe prior to the event. Special shipping rates and delivery of off island canoes to race site can be arranged on a first come/first served basis. It is anticipated cost to ship canoe from Oahu roundtrip will be about $75. Shipping of canoes/surfskis will also be arranged for those paddlers participating in the Molokai Solo for an additional fee, probably $75.
  • No individual escort boat needed; changes done on shore.

For further information and race entry forms, contact Tom Bartlett at or or 808 826 5503 fax 808 8265506

Distances are approximate. Dates and events are subject to change depending on weather conditions, participation and the direction of the organizing committee.

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