POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 08, 2012
~~<p>No wind, no surf, no problem.</p>
No wind, no surf, no problem.
In what has become a recurring theme at the culmination of the outrigger canoe paddling season, Shell Va‘a tamed the treacherous Kaiwi Channel once again, winning its seventh consecutive Molokai Hoe — a race considered the world championship of long-distance paddling — on Sunday afternoon. Shell Va‘a crossed the line in 5 hours, 15 minutes and 49 seconds, and held off fellow Tahitian competitor EDT Va‘a (5:16:50). Shell Va‘a-2 (5:33:42), Livestrong (5:36:58) and Team Primo (5:39:34) rounded out the top five. Login for more...