NA WAHINE O KE KAI – Moloka’i to O’ahu Canoe Race takes place this Sunday, September 26, 2010, in Molokai. There is a history of wins from local Hawaiian crews.
The Outrigger Canoe club won in 1979 finishing in six hours, 35 minutes, 14 seconds, and has won four times since. The Hui Nalu Canoe Club has won twice, and the Offshore Canoe Club has won the event 9 times, and set a new course record of five hours, 24 minutes, 32 seconds in 1995.
In 1954, two years after the first men’s Molokai to Oahu Canoe race, Waikiki Surf Club’s Senior Women’s crew propositioned for a women’s rate. After some years of insistence that the channel was too treacherous for women, in 1975 the first unofficial crossing was made by 2 crews. Today crews from all over the world are attracted to this world-class event.
We at Discount Hawaii Car Rental, have personally talked to many of the women coming to race this weekend, as they have called us to book their rental cars.
We all wish them great success in this event, and hope for another victory from a local crew.