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Koa Nui paddling this weekend

Some of the top OC1 paddlers in the world, including Molokai solo champion Danny Ching, defending men’s champ Patrick Dolan, two-time Koa Nui men’s winner Kai Bartlett and his wife, Lauren, the defending women’s Koa Nui champion, are entered in this weekend’s three-stage race sponsored by Paddling Athletes Association.

Tomorrow’s first stage is a sprint time trial that has competitors doing laps on either the short or the long course — based on experience level — at the Hawaii Kai Marina starting at 9:15 a.m. Stage II begins at 11:15 a.m., with the short course staying in the Hawaii Kai Marina and the long course from Makai Pier to behind the Hawaii Kai Shack.

Sunday’s Stage II starts at 10 a.m. and ends at Duke Kahanamoku Beach. The short course starts at Hawaii Kai and the long course at Makai Pier.

Competition for stand-up paddleboards, paddleboards, V1 & V6 is also Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. and will follow the OC1 short course.

Entry forms and information available at

Regional pool events on tap

Eighteen Oahu APA players are competing for three spots at next month’s National Singles Championship in Las Vegas in tomorrow’s Hawaii Regional at TJ’s Sports Bar & Grill.

The 8-ball event begins at 11 a.m. at 600 Kapiolani Boulevard. Sunday’s Jack & Jill Hawaii Regional 8-Ball Doubles qualifier is also at TJ’s, beginning at 11 a.m. The entry deadline is today and is limited to 16 teams.

For information on both events, contact Dante Guagliardo at 520-1135. On the web:

Cycling time trial Sunday

The Mokuleia Time Trial, a 20-kilometer cycling race from Waialua High to Kaena Point and back, starts at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

Late registration and packet pickup is tomorrow from 3 to 6 p.m. at McCully Bicycle & Sporting Goods on South King Street. Late registration also available starting at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Waialua High.

For information, call 429-9475 or e-mail

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