Hawaiki Nui Va'a 2008 -2nd leg

Start around 9:00 (Hawaii time GMT-10) Thursday October 30th

Submitted by Hiro C. on Thu, 10/30/2008 - 8:09am



Just started.
Shell is taking the lead...followed by many teams who now know they can catch them.


#1 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 9:01am


10mins into the race

1 BoraBora
2 OPT
3 EDT
4 Shell
5 Mataia
6 Hava'i
7 Pirae
8 Paddling Connection
9 Vairao
10 Team Hawaii


#2 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 9:15am


2 routes from Raiatea to Tahaa

Close to the shore
1 BoraBora
2 EDT
3 Hava'i
4 Matairea Hoe

Close to the reef
1 OPT
2 Shell


#3 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 9:31am


Shell and OPT fighting. Surfing waves.


#4 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 9:33am


Fighting for 1st : Shell/OPT/ Bora
4 EDT
5 Havai
6 Matairea
7 Paddling Connection
8 E Ra'i
9 Team Hawaii
10 Mataiea
11 Fare Rua
12 Shell B
13 Pirae


#5 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 9:38am


Have to go now


#6 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 9:39am


come on team Hawaii!!!!

faster!!!


#7 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 9:40am


yeah boys... give um

thanks again Hiro


#8 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 10:55am


Anyone got any news on Kamanu Oiwi?


#9 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 11:49am


from Kevylong
The second leg has just been won by EDT the team paddling a brand new timber stripped canoe made by raymond Ah Tak, (see video in other thread) they were just ahead of Bora Bora 3rd was Matairea Hoe , Manutea Owen;s team and Shell A 4th just ahead of Shell b, no news yet on Kamanu Oiwi or Longy and Travis.

R


#10 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 11:56am


Think Kamanu's crew today was Reuben, Conan, Longy, Travis, Mael and Kekoa (as of last night)


#11 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 12:01pm


Team Hawaii finished 10th no news yet of Kamanu Oiwi,
the italians seem to have done really well about 15th is that your mate Rambo?


#12 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 12:01pm


I would think Daniella Scarpa would be in the Italian crew as he is their best paddler, will check it out Kevy.

Rambo


#13 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 12:11pm


i think the italians are 80th, no? the updates jump from hawaii (10th) to 46th to 70th..


#14 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 12:14pm


No Daniella is not in the Italian crew.

ARALDO Danilo
CHAIX Olivier
DILLON Jean Christophe
GRANATO Floria
PARODI Lorenza
PISSIMBONE Franco
TUARAU Joel
VANECHOP Eric

Rambo


#15 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 12:20pm


For those that don't know Danella, apart from being an Olympian, he also works with Adaptive paddlers in Europe like Aka does with Pure Light.

Rambo


#16 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 12:43pm


This has happened the last two years, where Shell has lost the middle leg. I guess their strategy is to rest best paddlers for final day. Instead of win 2nd leg. It has worked two years in a row. We will see. Risky strategy.


#17 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 1:21pm


not to forget the fantastic job John Court (from UK) does for handy va'a...which has become integral part of the IVF World Sprints!


#18 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 1:24pm


For those of you either coming to Vaka Eiva or have friends or family that are competing, I promise that we will have preliminary results on our website within ten minutes of the race finish - my personal guarantee!!!

We will also do our best to give updates throughout the race on OCPaddler as well as the final results.

Frustrating when you're so far away and just want to know how it all went!


#19 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 2:21pm


According to the official site.
team Hawaii finished 20th today 9mins back with kamanu Oiwi in 35th place another 3 mins behind.

I bet they cant wait for tomorrows 58km last leg.


#20 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 3:54pm


Shell has never had any "rest for later strategy". Friends on Matairea Hoe escort boat said Gerar Teiva (Shell's coach) was not happy. He had his "bad day face" !
Today the other teams were stronger. Hats off to BoraBora and Matairea. They are small clubs. They've worked very hard to be on that podium. Please don't diminish their work by assuming Shell let them win...

Won't be here for the 3rd leg. Lost a father and the funeral is tomorrow at 9:30.


#21 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 4:08pm


Sorry to hear that Hiro.
my thoughts are with you and your family.

Lets hope Manu and the boys can win it for Huahine and help brighten a sad day for you.


#22 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 4:18pm


anyone have the final results of todays leg?
or a link? hard to read French.


#23 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 4:18pm


sorry for your loss Hiro. God bless...


#24 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 4:41pm


Sorry for your loss Hiro. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


#25 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 4:54pm


Sincerest condolences, Hiro. We appreciate all your help here.


#26 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 5:36pm


Go to the following for 2nd day results..my French isn't good either but i think its correct.

http://www.hawaikinuivaa.pf/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id...


#27 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 6:36pm


Ditto Hiro, now go look after your family, they need you.

Rambo


#28 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 6:52pm


Aloha Hiro, God bless you and your family..I am so sorry about your fathers passing. Please know all of us at Ocean paddler TV send you lots of Aloha and will be thinking of you in these sad times.

Pa'ipunahele
terry


#29 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 9:52pm


Yo Gang it's Pa'i.

                  Not sure whats going on gang but its true that the boys were 46 or 47.  Heard they were up there but was taken out at the turn. Had to make some repairs. Today a 20th finish by the boys. As most people know(hawaii) I don't grumble or make excuses but I'm starting to be concerned or even wondering if we should go down there anymore.(sorry hiro)  I've watched everyone post until now. here i go.  When I went in 2000 Hawaii won the last leg and I think that was a unbelievable feat for us. To my knowledge, from others, it was a huge embarassment for the tahitians. Since then its been another story.  Last year they killed it on the first leg.  On the next day they arrived at their canoe with a mean stench with rotten fafaru(spelling?) in there canoe. Changes into that leg, a seat in their canoe fails and Timmy Twiggsmith paddles on his knee for the next 17 and half miles. I believe the boys in this crew(men) are top ten on every leg and have a chance for overall but (shit I just said but) too many variables will kill you.  Hawaii has had great crews going to Tahiti, they ran in to equipment troubles(competitive canoe)at first. Dealt with that and built our own canoe. But like I said ,there are more variables.  When Tahiti comes to Hawaii they are treated like kings like we all saw. I'm stoked for them on that because if I ever go to Tahiti again I hope I'm treated the same. To all I had a very tough time posting this.  I usually do it and not talk it, but I'm a little pissed.  PA'I 

#30 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 10:18pm


Sorry Not sure how to do this shit


#31 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 10:29pm


Yo Gang it’s Pa’i.

Not sure whats going on gang but its true that the boys were 46 or 47. Heard they were up there but was taken out at the turn. Had to make some repairs.

Today a 20th finish by the boys. As most people know(hawaii) I don't grumble or make excuses but I'm starting to be concerned or even wondering if we should go down there anymore.(sorry hiro)

I've watched everyone post until now. here i go. When I went in 2000 Hawaii won the last leg and I think that was a unbelievable feat for us. To my knowledge, from others, it was a huge embarassment for the tahitians. Since then its been another story.

Last year they killed it on the first leg. On the next day they arrived at their canoe with a mean stench with rotten fafaru(spelling?) in there canoe. Changes into that leg, a seat in their canoe fails and Timmy Twiggsmith paddles on his knee for the next 17 and half miles. I believe the boys in this crew(men) are top ten on every leg and have a chance for overall but (shit I just said but) too many variables will kill you.

Hawaii has had great crews going to Tahiti, they ran in to equipment troubles(competitive canoe)at first. Dealt with that and built our own canoe. But like I said ,there are more variables.

When Tahiti comes to Hawaii they are treated like kings like we all saw. I'm stoked for them on that because if I ever go to Tahiti again I hope I'm treated the same.

To all I had a very tough time posting this. I usually do it and not talk it, but I'm a little pissed.

PA'I

That's some unfortunate things to hear about our guys down there. Hope they all keep their pride and spirits to finish the best they can and come home safe.


#32 Thu, 10/30/2008 - 11:53pm


Ia Orana Hiro,
may god bless you and your family with all the light and strenth to go through this hard times.

Imua!(i dont know how to say it in Tahitian)


#33 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 12:54am


acording to Hawaiki nui Va'a website, team Hawaii raced both legs with the same crew, are they doing the hole race IRON?

Composition de la 1re étape :

BANIELS David0 lic, BARTLETT Kai0 lic, BRUHN0 lic, DOLAN Patrick0 lic, JUDD Mike0 lic, TRESNEK Karel0 lic,

Composition de la 2e étape :

BANIELS David0 lic, BARTLETT Kai0 lic, BRUHN0 lic, DOLAN Patrick0 lic, JUDD Mike0 lic, TRESNEK Karel0 lic


#34 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 1:30am


The broken seat incident was two or three years ago.


#35 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 4:15am


http://www.ocpaddler.com/node/1872


#36 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 5:05am


Sorry to hear that Hiro C we are sending condolences to you and your family and my prayers are with you.


#37 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 5:09am


I wonder which Bruhn brother was in?


#38 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 6:15am


Sorry to hear you lost your dad Hiro , All the best to you and your family ...

Fuze


#39 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 6:41am


Could someone please translate the last 40 seconds of the below clip?

Thanks


#40 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 1:36pm


Something about a collision at the start for Team Hawaii, but I'm not getting the rest.


#41 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 2:21pm


Hiro, I'm sure that everyone at OCP has you and your family in their thoughts.


#42 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 2:24pm


Thanks to a everybody for all your kind messages.


#43 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 8:00pm


Ryan , he said" A word on the hawaiian team, they came back to the middle of the field after a collision at the start, an example of their strong morale congratulations sirs.

The tone of the passage was/ despite bad luck at the start they showed great spirit to come back strongly and we congratulate them on their efforts.


#44 Fri, 10/31/2008 - 9:46pm


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