WHILE attention will be on the open men’s and women’s feature races at the Matson Vaka Eiva 2016, a lot will be at stake for the young and upcoming paddlers in the week-long event.
COOK ISLANDS surfer Charlotte Piho made a slow start to her campaign in the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship at the legendary Cloudbreak.
CANADIAN team Wai Nui O Kanaka is the first international side to touch the Rarotonga shores for the Matson Vaka Eiva 2016, which starts with the official opening ceremony this Friday.
POLYNESIAN Rentals’ Green Machine emerged champions in the Cook Islands Canoeing Association (CICA) Vaka Corporate Race Day at Vaiana’s Beach Bar in Nikao over the weekend.
IT WAS a race of a lifetime for Kuki paddlers representing the Cook Islands to the New York Liberty Challenge Vaka Race in New York in June. Poppy and Stephen Doherty with Teina and Johnny Taulu joined over 500 competitors from around the world who raced across New York’s Hudson River.
Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) team Maki That Thing – pictured right – won the Corporate Oe Vaka competition at Nikao beach over the weekend.