Pacific Paddler magazine - June 2011 - (Page 8)

'Molo SOLO' PhoTos by PeTer CAldWell Eighty-seven canoes took part in the Steinlager Kaiwi Channel Solo OC1 World Championships. Kai Bartlett took top honors finishing in 4:15.35, about 35 minutes off the record set in 2008 by Karel Tresnak. Kai's wife Lauren Bartlett also placed first in 4:43.57 finishing 33rd overall. She currently holds the record also set in 2008 of 4:20.47. Taking second amongst the men was Danny Ching of California in 4:17.42 followed by Jimmy Austin with 4:19.05. Mike Mills-Thom from New South Wales, Australia placed 13th overall winning the 40-49 Masters in his time of 4:29.43. Tyson Kubo took second, 4:39.16 and Tim Twigg-Smith third, 4:43.40. The 50-60 division went to Kawika Williams, 4:58.05, second Kevin Long, 5:01.54 and third Grant Kojima, 5:03.14. The 60's-plus had two entrants, Biggle Lara, 5:13.56 and Christian Klump, 5:34.59. Following Lauren Bartlett's lead amongst the women, second place went to Rachel Bruntsch, 4:54.25 and third Claire Townsend, 4:58.27. Only one women entered the 40s division, Nicola Koyama finished in 5:22.39. There were a few young paddlers taking part in the race. Jessie Mills-Thorn won the girls 15-18, finishing 68th overall, in 5:16.58 and Alex Look, junior men, placed 78th overall with his time of 5:31.10. After the last paddler was accounted for, the awards party was held at the finish line at the Shack in Hawaii Kai. Full results can be found at the Pa'a website, 8 pacific paddler June 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Paddler magazine - June 2011

Kauai World Challenge
Molo Solo
Molokai Relay
Q&A with Kai Bartlett
OluKai Ho’olaule’a
Battle of the Paddle
SCORA's safety net
Primo Boys wild adventure
Suncare and UV Protection
Got lactate?
Maui to Molokai
Eono Hoe
Tavaru Sailing Canoe voyage

Pacific Paddler magazine - June 2011