Warning postpones junior oe vaka

Friday January 15, 2016 Written by Published in Paddling
Young paddlers who were part of the Ngakau Toa Vaka Canoe Club last season. 16011412 Young paddlers who were part of the Ngakau Toa Vaka Canoe Club last season. 16011412

Cyclone warning for Rarotonga has forced the Ngakau Toa Vaka Canoe Club to postpone its junior oe vaka day.

 

The event, which was supposed to be held this Saturday, will now take place on Saturday the following week at the section next to Vaiana’s Beach Bar in Nikao.

Event coordinator Vaea Melvin said they did not wanted to take any risks after the weather office sent out advisory this week warning of stormy weather conditions this weekend.

Ngakau Toa Vaka which is a champion club based in Rarotonga, is hoping to spread the gospel of the sport through the juniors oe vaka day.

Melvin said the event was for youngsters between eight and 19 years who had never paddled and those wishing to return or continue this year.

“Our children love the sea. They know how to swim, so we want to incorporate those skills into something new and exciting for them,” she said.

“We welcome the newcomers and also those who want to continue learning the skills to this junior open day.”

The Ngakau Toa Vaka Canoe Club was impressive in the Vaka Eiva 2015 junior competitions late last year.

They are keen to continue that success this season and to develop young paddlers to help raise the sport’s profile.

 

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