Na Wahine O Ke Kai results

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Submitted by Openocean on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 5:56pm

wow. a winning time of 5:20 with a dropping tide and hardly any wind. Team Bradley is pretty friggen past.

so is every one else for that matter.

good race ladies.

especially my wife.

#1 Sun, 09/28/2008 - 7:26pm

Check your tide chart again... wasn't dropping.

It was a hard slog out there. No wind for the vast majority of the channel. Luckily a little breeze kicked in just past Koko Head for a decent Hawaii Kai run.

#2 Sun, 09/28/2008 - 7:49pm

yeah i think i had the finishing time wrong too. whoops!

but a new record. dang!

#3 Sun, 09/28/2008 - 8:32pm

Why is it that the dominant mens team doesn't have a dominant womans team. (ie. shell, lanikai)

#4 Sun, 09/28/2008 - 9:16pm

There are good mens and womens teams, Hui Lanakila, Outrigger. they might not be at the top but there are damn good.

#5 Sun, 09/28/2008 - 9:38pm

kj - how would you define "dominant"?

Team Bradley may not have won all the races leading up to the Na Wahine O Ke kai this year but then they weren't fielding a full crew in those races either. I have to wonder if, as part of strategy, they also did not want to show their full hand of cards until the big race. They won the past four Moloka'i to O'ahu crossings. They have been challenged in those four years and still found a way to win.

However, in my opinion, Hui Lanakila should be considered a "dominant" crew as well, the Lanikai equivalent on the women's side, using your example. They have been very consistent as well, and a formidable threat to any top contender.

Waikiki Beach Boys womens crew is a fairly young crew as a whole when you consider the cumulative experiences of their counterparts, but they have placed consistently near the top in those years as well and if they stay together, they will be dominant.

#6 Sun, 09/28/2008 - 9:49pm

With the flat conditions and rising tide the boats that went a bit to the north and came in close to Portlock did a little better along the coast than boats that stayed south , no?

Can anyone post some GPS tracks?

Awesome race !! , course record in flat conditions by team Bradley, Outrigger Jr. Masters get 4th overall and what must have been a sprint finish between , Namolokama, False Creek and Casco Bay , only 12 seconds between these 3 boats after racing for over 5hours 40 minutes.

#7 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 1:32am

Aloha gange,
this is the link t the article on the paper...

Congatulations to all the Wahines o ke kai!!!

#8 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 2:53am

Really impressive considering the age of the team Bradley paddlers.

#9 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 7:10am

Is False Creek the Canadian crew Vi Coito was steering?

Does anyone know where Namolokama from?

Did Hui Lanakila and WBBCC take the same course as Team Bradley?

It would have been nice to see the GPS map for these crews. Hopefully some will be posted =D

#10 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 7:50am

Kamamamamakakakaaua, I think you misread KJ's question.

#11 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:00am

lol - ur right poopoopadler -

Sorry KJ - Its not my fault - its heineken and coronas fault!!!

#12 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:05am


IT WAS RISING TIDE....... south course was the call. My club went north and we had to work hard to catch the crews that was south of us.


Namolokama is from Kauai.

#13 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:15am

Anybody have a list of canoes used by the top clubs? By the way, there is no such thing as Junior Masters, there are Masters, Senior Masters, and Golden Masters.

#14 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 8:47am


Here's the list up till the 11 spots. Outside of the canoe, check the amas that were with the canoes. Some mix'n and match'n.

  1. Team Bradley ( lightning )
  2. Hui Lanakila ( lightning )
  3. Waikiki BB ( mirage )
  4. Outrigger 40 ( lightning w/ puffy ama )
  5. NAC ( lightning )
  6. Kai 'Opua ( mirage )
  7. Namolokama ( lightning )
  8. False Creek ( lightning )
  9. Casco Bay ( lightning )
  10. Hawaiian ( mirage )
  11. Lae'ula ( mirage w/ mana ama )


#15 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 9:10am

How on EARTH could you let your Casco Bay women paddle a Lightning?

#16 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 9:34am

Last year Casco Bay finished 9th overall in a Mirage .
This year they were 9th again in a Lightning .

So , it ain`t about the boat.

If somebody comes out with a better boat than these models between now and next year , we`ll be looking to get into one.

#17 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 10:18am

Fuze - congratulations to your wife and her crew - if that is the crew she paddled with that came in 9th - 2nd Masters. I just read in the Advertiser the crew was from Maine. Thats fantastic to see them do so well back to back years. They beat a lot of respectable crews. I saw last years results, and theyve been very consistent - what type of paddling background do they have? Have they been doing the channel for a while now?

Very impressive!

#18 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 11:01am

Thanks kamamakakaua,

The Casco Bay team is a group of friends who have known each other , raced with and against each other for many years.
The common denominator between them is their love of paddling and competition.

The race they like the best is the Na Wahine O Ke Kai.

Many of the members of this team are marathon paddlers .
They paddle in long races , up to 125 miles in length without breaks.

Coming to Hawaii to race is a special treat for them.

#19 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 12:13pm

False Creek did very well considering some of them are first and foremost dragonboat/sprint paddlers who also crosstrain w/ outrigger .

These girls will be heading to Prague for next years Worlds and they were also the ones that brought home hardware (inc gold ) from the 2008 Outrigger sprints

#20 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 1:44pm

I thought Kauai represented very well. Ladies from Kauai had a good day. Namolokama, Kiaola, Niumalu and Puuwai. Also, Hawaiian Kanaktion and Kailua 50's had a good race. Right on Kauai and Kailua.

#21 Mon, 09/29/2008 - 6:37pm

Namolokama passed Casco Bay and False Creek right before Black point to take seventh place. They maintained their lead to the finish with only 32 seconds overlap between the three boats, an amazing 'race within the race'. It was really exciting to watch.

#22 Tue, 09/30/2008 - 8:53am

GREAT job to all the wahines. Alex said he and Dolan got amazing footage. If you saw the news that night you got a peek into what they shot. Amazing 6 person change from the helo of Team Bradley, Kengi got some good and interesting interviews at the end. Kalaii was on an escort boat and said it was unreal. . On to the Molokai Hoe and then we will be putting the show together. I will let you guys know when it airs.

If anyone is interested in advertising, we have 3 spots left, the rates are as low as 250.00. Email me for more info.

I loved it out there:):):)

a hui hou,

#23 Tue, 09/30/2008 - 5:47pm

No Cali love for NAC? Top 5 finish for a Cali crew, not so bad.

#24 Tue, 09/30/2008 - 7:16pm

Terry, if your film crew in the helicopter caught Team Bradley doing a 6 person change, that means they CHEATED! they should only have 10 padders. BUSTED. are they trying to copy Tahiti or something? ok, kidding...

#25 Wed, 10/01/2008 - 9:06am

The team that was caught by the film crew doing a 6 man change was the Kailua CC Sr. Mstr W (50 & over) crew. It was nice being mistaken for Team Bradley!

#26 Thu, 10/16/2008 - 2:19pm

Right on Vi Coito - my cousin from Anahola, Kauai! Maika'i loa! I haven't seen you in close to 10 years when I was paddling at Hui Lanakila in the mens program. Great job of representing! We in Anahola are so proud of you. btw this Kamealoha

#27 Sun, 09/26/2010 - 2:55pm

Na Wahine O Ke Kai

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010
Location: Honolulu, HI

Place No. Team Name Div State Time

1 69 Team Bradley OPEN GLASS Hi 5:54:13
2 47 Waikiki Beach Boys 1 OPEN GLASS Hi 5:57:12
3 38 Surfer's Paradise OPEN GLASS Aus 6:03:49
4 88 Team Revolusun MASTERS 40+ Nz-Hi 6:04:52
5 50 Hawaiian Kanaktion OPEN GLASS Hi 6:07:22
6 85 Team Australia OPEN GLASS Aus 6:08:57
7 70 Kai Opua OPEN GLASS Hi 6:11:35
8 18 Outrigger OPEN GLASS Hi 6:12:42
9 86 Team Venus Va'a OPEN GLASS Tahiti 6:13:20
10 21 Aussie Outrigger Chicks MASTERS 40+ Aus 6:13:22
11 34 Newport Aquatics OPEN GLASS Ca 6:24:11
12 79 Niumalu OPEN GLASS Hi 6:27:15
13 36 Kailua-Yellow OPEN GLASS Hi 6:28:31
14 76 Lanakila Occ OPEN GLASS Ca 6:30:10
15 1 Healani OPEN GLASS Hi 6:34:01
16 12 Hui Nalu Gold OPEN GLASS Hi 6:34:50
17 84 Keahou OPEN GLASS Hi 6:35:34
18 67 Kaiola-Blue OPEN GLASS Hi 6:36:18
19 77 Lae'ula O Kai OPEN GLASS Hi 6:38:25
20 8 Outrigger - Koa ALL KOA Hi 6:38:53
21 3 Kailua 50's MASTERS 50+ Hi 6:39:34
22 61 Waikiki Beach Boys OPEN GLASS Hi 6:39:49
23 63 Kukuiula OPEN GLASS Hi 6:42:36
24 24 Lanikai-2 OPEN GLASS Hi 6:44:08
25 42 Marina Del Rey Outrigger OPEN GLASS Ca 6:45:10
26 40 Oceans 10 / Hawaiian Kana MASTERS 40+ Hi 6:45:30
27 78 Comox Strathconia MASTERS 40+ Can 6:45:45
28 75 Hawaiian Cc OPEN GLASS Hi 6:46:53
29 87 Keahiakahoe Red OPEN GLASS Hi 6:48:46
30 20 Hawaiian Kanaktion MASTERS 50+ Hi 6:49:22
31 58 Lae'ula O Kai Yellow MASTERS 40+ Hi 6:51:42
32 33 Kailua-Blue OPEN GLASS Hi 6:51:46
33 71 Kahana OPEN GLASS Hi 6:54:00
34 41 Puna MASTERS 40+ Hi 6:55:32
35 62 Keaukaha OPEN GLASS Hi 6:58:08
36 81 Kihei OPEN GLASS Hi 6:59:45
37 59 Puna OPEN GLASS Hi 7:01:11
38 83 Keahou MASTERS 50+ Hi 7:03:23
39 60 Vancouver Island OPEN GLASS Can 7:04:20
40 4 Lanikai Koa ALL KOA Hi 7:04:39
41 23 Kailua OPEN GLASS Hi 7:05:24
42 44 Lanikai - 40 MASTERS 40+ Hi 7:05:31
43 53 Lokahi OPEN GLASS Hi 7:05:43
44 66 Puuwai MASTERS 40+ Hi 7:06:00
45 9 Waikiki Surf OPEN GLASS Hi 7:06:14
46 28 Outrigger OPEN GLASS Hi 7:08:25
47 29 North Shore OPEN GLASS Hi 7:09:01
48 22 Hui Nalu O Hawaii MASTERS 40+ Hi 7:09:22
49 35 Koa Kai OPEN GLASS Hi 7:13:08
50 54 Lokahi OPEN GLASS Hi 7:15:10
51 31 Imua California OPEN GLASS Ca 7:15:50
52 45 Team Haaheo OPEN GLASS Ca 7:16:03
53 65 Kamehameha Hilo OPEN GLASS Hi 7:16:12
54 68 Kaiola-Gold OPEN GLASS Hi 7:16:55
55 6 Hui Lanikila - 1 OPEN GLASS Hi 7:17:07
56 11 Pupu O Hawaii MASTERS 50+ Ca 7:17:15
57 82 Kihei MASTERS 50+ Hi 7:17:21
58 64 Kukui'ula MASTERS 40+ Hi 7:20:42
59 7 Keahiakahoe 96744 OPEN GLASS Hi 7:20:57
60 32 Keahiakahoe-Black OPEN GLASS Hi 7:22:26
61 46 Marina Del Rey Outrigger OPEN GLASS Ca 7:24:31
62 73 Hawaiian Cc MASTERS 50+ Hi 7:26:06
63 27 Waikiki Yacht OPEN GLASS Hi 7:26:07
64 57 Lae'ula O Kai Green OPEN GLASS Hi 7:26:41
65 5 New Hope OPEN GLASS Hi 7:26:56
66 37 Kailua Novice B OPEN GLASS Hi 7:27:34
67 14 Lanikai - Green MASTERS 40+ Hi 7:27:50
68 55 Anuenue OPEN GLASS Hi 7:29:26
69 52 Kona Athletics OPEN GLASS Hi 7:31:35
70 72 Wailea OPEN GLASS Hi 7:31:48
71 15 New Hope-50 MASTERS 50+ Hi 7:33:30
72 48 Waikiki Beach Boys 3 OPEN GLASS Hi 7:34:35
73 19 Hawaiian Outrigger OPEN GLASS Hi 7:35:58
74 74 Hawaiian Cc OPEN GLASS Hi 7:37:23
75 49 Ka Mamalahoe MASTERS 50+ Hi 7:38:11
76 16 Honolulu Pearl OPEN GLASS Hi 7:38:28
77 25 Waikiki Yacht-50 MASTERS 50+ Hi 7:39:38
78 2 Hui Nalu OPEN GLASS Hi 7:39:54
79 30 Waimanalo 2 OPEN GLASS Hi 7:44:04

80 51 Ka Mamalahoe OPEN GLASS Hi 7:46:35
81 10 Waimanalo 1 OPEN GLASS Hi 7:48:05
82 17 Keahiakahoe-50 MASTERS 50+ Hi 7:55:39

Check link for recent updates as they come in.

#28 Sun, 09/26/2010 - 4:29pm

As for dominance, It's all about effective training and "peaking" at the right time. It has little to do with tide and line for this womens race. Line up with the best and go. How much pain can you handle? How much patience do you have? Know your threshholds and team. Keep the mistakes to a minimum. Most of all, LOVE and ALOHA...

#29 Sun, 09/26/2010 - 4:26pm

I checked the tide charts in it was low at around 12:30PM so to me thats a dropping tide

#30 Sun, 09/26/2010 - 5:13pm

Now I see what their talking about :<>?::LLOL

#31 Sun, 09/26/2010 - 5:16pm

Hehehe this thread is from 2008

#32 Sun, 09/26/2010 - 6:08pm

There is a disturbance in the "force"

#33 Mon, 09/27/2010 - 6:19am

Yep, high tide at 2 feet early morning (before the race) and bottom out at 1/2 foot at about 12 noon should be considered a dropping tide. Only the ending part of the race (after 1pm) the tide started to rise. Maybe, some were looking at the Sunday before (19th) where the tide was rising. Some where commenting before the race that the dropping tide will not be good conditions for the crossing and they were right. The men will have the same tide conditions in 2 weeks, pray hard for stronger trades gang! Aloha!!

#34 Mon, 09/27/2010 - 6:54am

The Hawaiian Kanaktion crew, who some of you were calling Hui Lanakila earlier, did pretty darn good finishing only 13 minutes behind first place... considering 6 of the girls had to iron the race from just past the half way mark at about 1045 am. Their escort boat broke down and never caught back up to them. It was an unfortunate event as they were taking a south line and making ground, neck and neck with bradley and just behind beach boys who were further north, when it happened.

#35 Mon, 09/27/2010 - 12:51pm

kanaktion was 2 minutes behind at laau, 4 minutes behind after 2nd change. 13 minutes behind sounds about right whatever line they took. it was however a great effort by the girls to finish iron. it is also pretty impossible to tell if you are even or behind, or ahead for that matter when on such different lines.

#36 Mon, 09/27/2010 - 2:43pm

dont wana argue but when kanaktion broke down i would give them no more than a minute behind. could have been angle or whatever but they were getting faster at that point. yes they were behind at laau but so was bradley. anyhow good job to y'all n bummers for lanakila.

#37 Tue, 09/28/2010 - 8:20am

Perhaps next time the entry fee should include an additional $10 fee for hire a roaming standby escort boat to have on hand just in case a situation like this occurs. Maybe $20 more for have two boats available for 2011? Maybe us guys can chip in a little bit so we can watch the entire race unedited? Or maybe, the last two hours? Come on sponsors, guarantee going get plenty people watching because this was one shaka kind race.

#38 Tue, 09/28/2010 - 9:46am

Good ideas Koa ...

Like the Mavic neutral support cars.

but bigger 'road' : )


#39 Tue, 09/28/2010 - 10:09am

Anything can and will happen in that channel. I have been a water girl on an escort boat during the Molo Solo when the escort boat went down 2 hours into the race. My paddler had to finish with no support. For the Na Wahine, our club always runs with 2 boats... we have our boat we run changes off of and we have an auxiliary boat for "luggage." Really that auxiliary boat is our insurance policy for if anything happens to our primary boat. Especially for those crews that are battling out for top spots, that auxiliary boat seems like a vital part of the team--much the same as a solid escort boat driver... It's the little stuff that happens that sucks and with as much training and time and money as is put into preparing for this race and getting on the line, that added cost is well worth it for us. With all of that said, the Kanaktion girls are super stars. That was a gnarly race even with being able to get out of the boat and take a breather... Sounds like it was an awesome race at the front of the pack... Wish we could have been there... =) Congrats to the Bradley girls for another win...

#40 Wed, 09/29/2010 - 8:32pm

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#41 Mon, 10/04/2010 - 1:22am

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