Records FALL!!! in the BankOh Na Wahine O Ke Kai outrigger canoe race......
(HONOLULU, Hawai`i -- September 24 1995)
It wasn't just a record-breaking day in the Bankoh Na Wahine O Ke Kai
outrigger canoe race -- it was a day in which the first seven crews --
led by the OffShore Canoe Club of Newport Beach, California -- broke the
existing record set in 1990. OffShore set the pace, crossing the line in
five hours 24 minutes 32 seconds, an amazing 20 minutes 29 seconds off
Offshore jumped into the lead at the start at Moloka`i Ranch's Hale O Lono
Harbor and never relinquished it as they headed for Diamond Head and the
beach at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. Behind them Outrigger Canoe
Club and Kailua Canoe Club, from Oahu, battled to catch up. Directly
behind them was Lanakila from Redondo Beach, California; Kai Opua from the
island of Hawai`i; Oahu's Lokahi and Australia's Umbi Gumbi(Aborigine for
All of them(above) finished under 1990's record of 5:44:13..........
There'll be a whole lot more to read on this at the URL below......
and the official results will be posted sometime later on today(Monday)
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