Come Sunday, there'll be a junior division in the Molokai Hoe for the first time in history
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 11, 2013
~~<p>After six decades of waiting, the youth movement is getting an official shot at vying for the world championship of outrigger canoe paddling.</p>
After six decades of waiting, the youth movement is getting an official shot at vying for the world championship of outrigger canoe paddling.
As nearly 100 crews from around the world make the 41-mile trek from Molokai's Hale O Lono Harbor to Waikiki's Duke Kahanamoku Beach in the 61st edition of the prestigious Molokai Hoe on Sunday, the event features a junior division for the first time in the race's rich history. Paddlers ages 16 through 18, and three crews representing Keola O Ke Kai, Lanikai and Outrigger Canoe Clubs, make up the youth division. Previously, paddlers needed to be at least 18 years old to participate. Login for more...