Vaka Eiva 2008 Mens 37k Round Raro Changeover Video

It's 30 mins long and available as an MP4 file to download and play locally on your PC or Mac.

Cheers Rambo

Submitted by Rambo on Tue, 04/07/2009 - 1:40am

Mahalo nui Rambo!
you did it again!!! a was getting ready for another boring PC time, answering e-mails while my coffe kicked in, and there you were, OPENING the window to another master piece, wich this time happends to be in such a KILLER location to race in.


muchas gracias desde Agentina!
su amigo Mariano.

#1 Tue, 04/07/2009 - 3:55am

Thanks Rambo great great vidio.

#2 Tue, 04/07/2009 - 5:33am

NICE! I bet you had fun. We would like a review of the beer in the Cook Islands and your thoughts on the ROC canoes. They look interesting.

#3 Tue, 04/07/2009 - 5:49am

Trader Jack shouted me only Rum and the local made ROC canoes are fast and surf well, bugga to turn though.

Thanks for the comments, i'm off on the Crossing for Cancer today, 17days of paddling.

Follow us on the GPS Tracker starting 11th April

Cheers Rambo

#4 Tue, 04/07/2009 - 10:44am

Well if you think the ROC is fast wait till you try the newest creation from Rarotonga - to be unveiled at the South Pacific Games and Vaka Eiva this year. A completely redesigned canoe, more volume through the hull, very subtle vee shape running almost the entire length of the canoe, higher gunnels, sits much higher in the water, and a brand new high volume ama, catching the bumps on this vaka is too easy, it surfs unreal. Here are some pics:

#5 Tue, 04/07/2009 - 9:47pm

beautifull Va'a!!
she looks light.....130kg?

mahalos for sharing, i learned to paddle in Hawaii, and more used to the Hawaiian type hulls, but little by little, the Tahitian style shapes are growing on me. they make so much sence.

i listened a Tahitian Shaper once speaking about how he got inspired of SUBMARINES, he was saying about how nobody paid attention of what the canoe should be like on the DECK.
only the bottoms were the issue....

well. those NOSE sure seems to handels better on rough waters ah? and the SLEEK OKOLES?? for sure the canoe can glide better even on those cross wind steerman nightmare dayz.....

aloha nui!

#6 Wed, 04/08/2009 - 3:12am

SICK VIDEO Rambo!!! Mahalo Nui Loa for all you do!!! It was great to meet you at the Gold Coast Relay and again at Vaka Eiva!. See ya again this year?!!!!

Timothy S. Lara
2009 Race Director
Maui Canoe and Kayak Club

#7 Wed, 04/08/2009 - 1:25pm

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