Pacific Paddler October 2013 - (Page 14)

Queen Liliuokalani Photos by Ropati Hebenstreit the 'Queen Liliuokalani' Long Distance canoe Race is a gathering place, a pilgrimage for pad- dlers from countries spread out across the globe: Australia, canada, Germany, Japan, new Zealand, Singapore; from the West to the east, north and South United States and locally throughout Hawaii. more than 2,000 paddlers gathered in Kailua- Kona to take part in the world’s largest outrigger canoe race, hosted by Kai Opua canoe club. the two premier races at 'Lilio' took place on Saturday. first the women's race from KailuaKona to Honaunau, a distance of 18-miles. the he sees an improvement in the ability of the pad- three main categories: traditional canoes cur- Waikiki Beach Boys setting a new record at 2:04:43 people try it for the first time, but in order to men then raced back. the race is divided into rently used in Hawaii— at least 400 pounds, Unlimited, and the Koa canoe. Races within the race were between iron or 9-man crews, plus age groups divisions— there were a lot of winners. Race Director, mike Atwood, says each year dlers coming to Kona. "You're still going to see compete in an iron race, especially this long, your going to need to be physically fit," he said. there were 133 women’s crews taking part on the 40th anniversary of women’s long distance outrigger canoe racing. the first crew Kaiola Canoe Club Kawaihae Canoe Club's koa crew leaves the Kona Pier Dana Outrigger Canoe Club 14 Pacific Paddler October/November 2013 Below, cold water paddlers from the Northwest

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Paddler October 2013

State Championships
Dad Center
Duke Race
Queen Liliuokalani
Na Pali Challenge
Catalina Crossing
Na Wahine O Ke Kai
Wounded Warrior Canoe Regatta
Race Around the Hat
A Fiji paddling adventure
Hawaii Canoe & Kayak Team Silver Jubilee
Where's your lactate threshold?
There is LIFE after cancer
Hungry Dragons

Pacific Paddler October 2013