Steinlager Kaiwi Channel Solo OC1 World Championship...LIVE!!

It's time.
Since 1952 when three intrepid canoe teams battled for nine hours from Moloka'i to Oahu, the outrigger canoe races across Kaiwi have been highlighted by their legendary stories of gritty, heroic drama. For the first time spectators around the world, and at the finish line on wide-screen TV, will be able to listen and watch live as the action unfolds at this year's Kaiwi Channel Solo OC-1 World Championship Race.

Let your friends and family know that they can come down to The Shack in Hawaii Kai Shopping center where the race will be aired live on wide screen TV from 8:30am till finish. If you can't join us at The Shack, go to PA'A's website ( <http://www.paahawaii.com/ > www.paahawaii.com) Sunday morning, April 27th, and click on live broadcast link, and you can watch as the race unfolds right in front of you from your home
computer.

Be aware that the broadband signal is not super strong at Kaluakoi so the streaming images will be somewhat choppy and may even cut out periodically. But be patient with this new technology. As the race progresses towards Oahu the signal strengthens, and for the last third of the race the streaming video will be cleaner and crisper. Please join us for this first time pioneering event.

Mahalo,
PA'A
</http://www.paahawaii.com/>

Submitted by mkulukul on Wed, 04/23/2008 - 7:49am



way to go manny! it should be amazing to see.


#1 Wed, 04/23/2008 - 7:57am


Ditto
http://maineoutriggerchampionships.blogspot.com/


#2 Wed, 04/23/2008 - 8:07am


that's incredible thank you very much for doing this, it will be a long night in europe good luck to all he paddlers !!


#3 Wed, 04/23/2008 - 5:54pm


sweet. i gotta figure out how to watch it on my iphone though...


#4 Thu, 04/24/2008 - 10:14am


Manny, more power to you, to organize a world class event, so many entries, plus you a re racing as well!
hopefully da ocean reward you with plenty Nalus to ride, have a fun and safe race bule!

Aloha!


#5 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 1:21am


to anyone watching the race, can you tell who is leading?


#6 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 8:49am


Only guy I think I recognize is Kai Bartlett with his green shirt / white boat...or is that Thiebert? Just shooting the bull...dang, this cool, and will be much cooler when the video clears up.

T


#7 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 9:04am


I think the all white boat is danny and the guy in the green jersey is Kai. I think. The white boat looks like a Kainalu. I'm probably wrong. Can't tell whose in the lead at all.


#8 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 9:06am


Anyone playing an instrument while watching the video? We should've set up an online jam session...


#9 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 9:09am


This is sooo cool! To bad there is no commentary. I will call Norm (escorting Mike Hangai) to get some details and share them with you before I head off to the finish line. The channel is moderate at best...where is the wind!!!
Mikala


#10 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 9:14am


Okay, just talked to Norm. The race started late because people had difficulty finding their escort and leaving the beach because of the big swell. So, I think the race started at 8:30 or so. He said no one is talking on the radio so he isn't sure who is leading but that Lauren is killing it...she is up with Mike Hangai and Mike is doing well. That is the latest from the water. Anyone else know someone who is escorting? See you guys at the finish!
Mikala


#11 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 9:20am


My link is not working any advice?

Have Fun...Kicbacmaui!


#12 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 9:22am


I tried to call someone too.

From the blurry images, no complaints better than nothing.

It looks like Danny Ching blasted out with Kai right behind going a little more North. Karel was right behind with Long and ???? I am really going by the shape of canoes and Kai's yellow Jersey

I guess it will come down to can Danny keep the gas down the whole time. As things get bigger and steeper in the channel, does that mean Kai and Karel go surfing by. Answer Yes!

It could turn out to by an Epic in the last 2 miles.


#13 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 9:44am


Does anyone have any updates?


#14 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 11:31am


karel 1
kai 2
danny 3


#15 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 4:14pm


KUDOS TO PHOTOGRAPHER LENNY CAPENIA OF WESTSIDEPIXX.COM-- HE STOPPED SHOOTING THE FINISH OFF OF CHINA WALLS WHEN A SO. AFRICAN KAYAKER- #578 I THINK HIS NAME WAS STEVE-- PULLED HIM OUT AND HE PUT DOWN HIS CAMERA TO GET THIS GUY OFF THE REEF AND ON TO HIS BOAT- AND TOOK HIM IN- APPARENTLY HE TOOK OFF ON A NICE SIZE WAVE 2-3 HAWAIIAN- AND CAUGHT SOME OAHU--BREAKING HIS TAIL AND CRACKING HIS BOAT IN HALF-- HATS OFF TO LENNY- CHECK OUT WHAT HE DOES HAVE ON HIS CAMERA-
WWW.WESTSIDEPIXX.COM
HEY #578 ONE OF THE BOATS HAS YOUR PADDLE.
BTW --GREAT RACE- THANKS TO MANNY!

A HUI HOU!

LONO


#16 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 6:03pm


Ok Guys, Been at work all day- Who came where?

Regards,

Koka


#17 Sun, 04/27/2008 - 8:24pm



Pretty incredible that Jr. was able to take the lead at around the halfway point and then go on to win by 7 minutes!!!!

That`s close to a 30 seconds per mile time differential between Jr . and Kai in the second half of the race ! ! ! !

Congratulations to all.......

http://maineoutriggerchampionships.blogspot.com/


#19 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 4:52am


I think we all agree that Jr is a great paddler but it sure is a good thing we have fuzerider around to remind us all the time or else we might forget!


#20 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 6:17am


Each paddler can have his or her day Fuzerider. Last year Kai won over Karel by about 20 minutes in agreably awful conditions. Karel took his training seriously and peaked at the right time. Lauren Bartlett's goal is to beat all the guys next year! Watch out Karel! Seriously though, Karel and Kai and a number of other paddlers are all tops but it is hard to beat Karel at the top of his game in the surf. Congrats to Karel for a great race this year.


#21 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 8:39am


Not to take from anyones success at all. I think Jr had a great race and deserved to win sunday. Most dont know that Kai has spent much of his time recently building canoes, some for this race and some for others, and not training 100%. And still 2nd? makes you wonder if all he had to do was train how the outcome may have been different?? Oh well, theres always next year right?


#22 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 10:58am


WOW really are we doing this already...... Kai is a bad ass, and i love the guy (much more then Jr.), but seriously Jr. has beaten him all but 2 times the in the channel, one of time he had the lead and the nose broke off of his boat. If there is bump Jr is hard to beat end of story the same can be said for Oscar ( who i think is a total dick) but is hands down the best downwind guy in the SS.


#23 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 11:05am


Fuze keepin' it real eh? Jr. is incredible, isn't he? Imagine if he was on a Scorpius! Did you see all the Scorpii in the photos? Looks like half the field.


#24 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 11:23am


Dont worry guys FUZERIDER wish he could even finish such a race , He can talk the talk BUT CAN HE WALK THE WALK????


#25 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 11:27am


We need to have a OCPaddler.com race only open to people who post here. Just to set the pecking order.


#26 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 12:15pm


That would he awesome jibofo. I don't think I'd show up though, I think I'd get my ass kicked even before I set foot in my boat. Once people put a face to poopoopaddler I'd get mobbed for being such a huge wiseass on here.

But if I did show up I know I'd be in the back of the pack. Well it would depend what boat I had. Any suggestions what boat I should use?

poopoppopoo


#27 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 12:25pm


For the record, Fuze could paddle a 32 mile race in his sleep. It's not very long by marathon canoe standards. He was only about ten minutes behind Jr. in the 23 mile Blackburn challenge. Not too shabby!


#28 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 12:28pm


Jim ,

That`s too close to the truth , nobody likes truth here on OC paddler.

You know Nappy and Gaylord have come out east to do some marathon paddling , they had a good time , 70 miles all at one time in shallow water . You really feel the pain , Rambo I`m sure knows the feeling. :)

Id be stoked to see guys like Kai and Danny have a go at some long distance pro races . Theyd most likely do very well and come away with new found respect for marathoners and go home with quite a bit of money in thier pocket , the big marathon races always have good cash prizes.

http://maineoutriggerchampionships.blogspot.com/


#29 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 1:06pm


How cool was it to see the media coverage from helo's? Who was it? When can we see it? I thought it might be the news stations, but it wasnt on the news (no surprise why would they cover the state sport?)

Have you all seen the show ocean paddler, great footage of stand up paddlling, sailing canoes and one man, surf ski. Really good stuff.


#30 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 1:22pm


Jibofo, what about having a separate category for Ocpaddler.com forum posters, that would be sweet...


#31 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 1:31pm


that would be sweet....
Danny would kick all butts, he posts sometimes , no?

http://maineoutriggerchampionships.blogspot.com/


#32 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 1:37pm


paddling for 70 miles in flat water somehow doesn't work for me.

but to each his own i guess.


#33 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 2:22pm


I know what you mean but, its actually fun . Different kind of fun for sure . Marathon racing is tactical the same way bicycle racing is tactical . Lots of pack riding and drafting going on, looking for an opportunity to get away and stay away. Its really no different than racing outriggers on a flat calm day.

Both sports have thier appeal.

http://maineoutriggerchampionships.blogspot.com/


#34 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 3:00pm


It would have to be for regular posters (based on numbers or when you joined, I don't know). That would keep out the ringers who would post once or twice just to have the chance to race against the rest of us.


#35 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 5:09pm


I've learned alot from the marathon guys up here. On O'ahu, we rarely paddled fror more than an hour or two at a time, and hardly anyone would paddle more than twenty miles at once (aside from a youngster named Kai Bartlett), except in the solo itself. These guys up here wil have 50+ mile races like four weekends in a row like it's no big deal, and it really sort of expands your mind as to how much punishment you can really take. I don't do these crazy races, but I'll paddle 15-20 miles (slowly) and not feel dead after. It's a whole different way of looking at mileage. The great Serge Corbin (who won the hoe a couple times for good measure) told a friend of mine that it's all about 6-7 hr. Sundays, which for me makes a three hour practice seem alot easier.


#36 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 5:11pm


Luke would definately be the somewhat regular poster champ, followed by Goto, Fuze and Rambo, not necessarily in that order, depending on the course, of course.


#37 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 5:17pm


Anyway to see the footage now? I was on an escort during the race but would be stoked to see some of the footage.


#38 Mon, 04/28/2008 - 9:52pm


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