on: Tuesday, October 24, 2000
triumph in Tahiti
Makana, featuring seven paddlers from Hawaii,
won the womens division of the Hawaiki Nui Vaa
last week in Tahiti.
completed the 40.5-kilometer course in a record time of 3 hours, 18
minutes, 20 seconds. The team consisted of seven paddlers from Hawaii
and three from Tahiti. Hawaii
paddlers were Lisa Livingston, Monica Seager, Tricia Nagatani, Donna
Kahakui, Meghan Clark, Patty Eames and Jessie Eames.
Club of Maui placed seventh at 3:37:52.
In the mens
division, Team Ocean Club Hawaii
placed seventh out of 86 teams. In three long-distance races held
over three days, Ocean Club Hawaii
finished 14th, ninth, and fourth, respectively. Te Pae Tia,
a club from Rangiroa, won two of the three races to place first
which featured five paddlers from Molokai
Hoe champion Lanikai, was the only entry from Hawaii,
and the top-placing non-Tahitian team.