Apr 6 - Napoleon/Ward win Oahu Championship - Hawaii

Kanaka Ikaika Oahu Championship Sponsored By Ocean Club. Long Course : Makai Pier to Magic Island
***Aaron Napoleon wins, ending Karel Jr.'s undefeated season
***Dane Ward wins womens div.
[Full Results]
[Photos] courtesy Rick Leton of Y2Kanu
[More Photos] courtesy Ropati Hebenstreit
News Articles:[This time, Napoleon rules (StarBulletin)]
[Napoleon conquers surfski field on canoe(Advertiser)]
[Video Clip] by Pacific Paddler

Apr 5 - Tiger Canoe Big Island Championship - Hawaii

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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Apr 5 - Kailua wins Beachboys Challenge - Oahu, Hawaii

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

Apr 5 - Outrigger Australia Wins 7th Gold Coast Cup - Australia

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
UPDATE:[Full Results]
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Mar 29 - MCKC Race 7, Shoreline Relay - Maui, Hawaii

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

Info available for April 5 Beachboys Race


Mar 30 - Kanaka Ikaika's Pinky's Challenge - Oahu, Hawaii

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

Mar 29 - PNW-ORCA Race 6 - Vancouver, Washington

The Skamania Kayak & Canoe race held on Saturday.
***John Mooney wins oc1 open mens
***Lori Jorgenson wins oc1 open womens
[Read more for results]

Rudder & Cable Safety

by Steven Gates

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...

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