Ngakau Toa Vaka outrigger canoe club is holding an open day this Saturday, February 28 for those interested in trying out the fun and exciting sport of oe vaka.
Cook Islands Canoeing Association is holding its first annual Corporate Oe Vaka fundraiser to support the development of canoeing and kayak in the schools both here on Rarotonga and Aitutaki.
Paddlers from the Cook Islands and overseas battled rough conditions on the opening day of the 2017 Matson Vaka Eiva competition. The testing weather which one visitor said borded on “cyclonic”, meant the races were shortened by nearly 50 per cent. Below are the results from the opening day of the one of the top sporting events in the Cook Islands.
Yesterday’s day off for the paddlers competing in 2017 Matson Vaka Eiva competition gave them a chance to explore Rarotonga ahead of the final day of the paddling festival.
Cook Islands’ superb performance at the New Zealand National Canoe Sprints held at Lake Karapiro more than a week ago has inspired the team to do better in the upcoming international events.
The Matson Vaka Eiva 2015 came to an end after a party on Friday night which included a lineup of local musicians providing entertainment for the paddlers.