Practice schedules as of 6/2/2014:
MWF: 65+ women @ 4:30 PM; open and younger menʻs crew 5:30 PM. 65+ men: Friday @4:30 PM.
TTh: 65+ men @4:30 pm; open and younger women @ 5:30 pm
Our own koa is about ready for the long awaited renovation project which will give us an up to speed racing boat by next regatta season.
The club will be ready for next seasonʻs distance season in the unlimited division with our own 175# rocket. At this point all distance races except for Molokaʻi will have a division for this fast rising and exciting category. Our boat wil be built by Tiger Canoe and will be ready in approximately 6 months.
Book dept: World class bagpiper, our own Hardy Spoehr, has just come out with a second edition of his book detailing the history of piping in the islands. This much expanded version has many new photos and includes a fascinating history of early Hawaii with many interesting anecdotes. Speaking of second editions, Dr. Pete published a new edition this past December of his Adventurerʻs Hawaii photo and essay book. This award winning hard cover book features many spectacular new photos and memorable stories about locations in the islands accessible only to hikers and kayakers. Available online at Amazon and at selected retail locations, you can read about it at the bookʻs website: http://www.adventurershawaii.com
Finally: We need new paddlers, folks. Talk our club up! Go Ānuenue green!!
Unofficial Hurricane Iselle fundraiser:
First letʻs hear it for our open crew steered by Nappy as they completed their Molokaʻi Hoe crossing in 6:47:14 (76/102 crews).
Big Canoe news!!!
Our new 44 ft. beautiful composite is here safe and sound in the boathouse awaiting a name and blessing. Thank you Tiger for a great job!!
Meanwhile our Kaʻala is well on the way to completion of itʻs major makeover and will be ready well before next regatta season!!!