Hawaii Island PaddleSport Association (HIPA) held its final oc1 race at Kawaihae. Next up:Big Island Challenge Relay Apr 19
***Cherisse Kelii/Scott Jones mix oc2 win overall
***Thibert Lussia'a takes open mens oc1
***Ronona Della Cioppa 1st in open womens div.
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The Waikiki Beachboys Budlight Challenge, held at Magic Island.
***Kailua 1st, followed by Hui Lanakila, Leeward Kai & Niumalu for Mens
***Team Margie 1st, followed by Kaiola, Lokahi #1 & Waikiki Beach Boys #1 for Womens
[full results available at Y2Kanu](Also available in PDF) Photos:[Mens][Womens/Mix] courtesy Pacific Paddler
The 7th Annual Typhoon Gold Coast Cup ran today with 43 crews entered.
***Chris Maynards Outrigger Australia 1st Open mens
***Lisa Curry-Kenny's Mooloolaba crew 1st Open Womens
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Maui Canoe & Kayak - Shoreline Relay Kihei to Leilani?s on the Beach (Ka`anapali) 25 miles
***Kekoa Cramer & Felipe Gomes (Hurricane) win oc1 mens
*** Zoe Norcross & Sarah Van De Vanter (Hurricane) win oc1 womens
Overcast, but good condtions for race # 8. Over 190 Paddlers. Next race: Oahu Championship
***Karel Tresnak Jr. edges out Aaron Napoleon w/5sec lead
***Loretta Toth wins with 4sec on Jane McKee
[Photos] courtesy Rick Leton of Y2kanu
[More Photos] from Ropati of Pacific Paddler
I have had quite a few canoes in my shop with broken cables, some of which were caught out in the open ocean when it happened. For safety sake I think it is important for paddlers to be familiar with the steering systems of our OC1s. The basics...