Queen Lil’uokalani 2006

In 2006, the Masters Women raced the Ho’ola, a koa canoe built by Bobby’s dad in the 1950’s, in Kona for the big Queen Lil’uokalani Canoe Race. They raced “iron” – which means the entire 18 mile course with no crew changes.

Na Wahine O Ke Kai 2005

One of the goals of the Puakea Foundation is to race the koa canoes whenever possible. For example, there are many communities that have never seen a koa canoe, even though the sport of outrigger canoe racing is well-established. It is also a goal of the foundation to support paddlers of all ages in racing
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