Hawaiki Nui Va'a 2010 Results-
Hawaii paddlers had a successful showing during the 19th annual Hawaiki Nui Va'a paddling race last week in Tahiti. Team Hawaii took sixth place overall, in the three-day grueling stage race starting in Huahine and finishing two days later in Bora Bora.
The all-star team, was hand-selected based on the paddling accomplishments of the previous year and included Maui's Kai Bartlett, Kekoa Cramer, Tyson Kubo and Mael Carey, Oahu's Patrick Dolan, Jimmy Austin and Mike Judd, the Big Island's Andrew Penny and Thibert Luissa and California's Danny Ching.
The three stages totaled over 80 miles over three-days and four islands, ending with the tolling 37 mile iron race from Teha'a to Bora Bora, in which Team Hawaii placed 4th, just minutes behind Molokai Hoe winner Shell Va'a.
Also racing from Hawaii was Team Kamanu who finished 42nd overall and HVA junior boys who finished 21st. Team Hawaii Wahine finished fourth in the women's 17mile iron race around Raiatea, while Team Bradley finished fifth.
Day 1: 5th place (3:25:59), 5th place overall
Day 2: 14th pace (2:01:28), 6th Place overall
Day 3: 4th place (4:18:39), 6th Place overall
Total: 6th place overall (9:44:16)
Full Results: Comoceanhi.com/Results
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