Pre regatta events:
Anona and Anona at MacFarlane: Later she was called into action to steer the 55+ Mixed crew. Not only was she an “open” steersperson but also it was the first time she had steered her namesake canoe in competition.
Junior women head out for a little surf.
States 2007: On a beautiful Hanalei day, this year’s edition of the State Championships returned to Kaua’i for a memorable day of paddling. To the surprise of many, six-time defending champion, Maui’s Hawaiian Canoe Club , once again prevailed. Anuenue’s five qualifying crews competed in the single A division, and although not finishing high up in the final standings, everyone gave it their best, and the club ending up in a tie for twelfth (out of 28 clubs).
And a good time was had by all!!!
Distance 2007: The highlight was the realization of a goal celebrated by the club and paddlers everywhere: the memorable 50th consecutive crossing by Nappy who was joined by his five sons and three grandsons. For newspaper accounts of this historic crossing, see the link to Nappy’s 50th!
Change Napoleon Style.
A banner that says it all!
A new Napoleon dresses for the occasion!
The crew and his Hizzoner.
The club had a number of other highlights including more success in the annual Kona race, a trip to Catalina and another Thanksgiving racing and avoiding some untimely raindrops in Rarotonga at the Vaka Eiva races. Another high was the memorable Post-Molokai fundraiser bash which was a huge success across the board from the standpoint of both a reunion of many old friends as well as a significant amount of money toward a new koa canoe.
Catalina: Nice to have a sponsor -thank you Reyn’s!