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Paddling coach draws from lifelong love for watersports

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Paddler and coach Traci Phillips leads crews out for a recent practice at the Outrigger Canoe Club. She helped Outrigger place as the runner-up at the HawaiianAirlines Na Wahine o ke Kai in 2016, doing so 38 years after being a part of the winning crew in the first Molokai-to-Oahu women’s race.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Paddler Traci Phillips stands on the beach near the Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki.

The coach and mentor for Outrigger Canoe Club is motivated by her teammates. Read more

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