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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.
HEAD Vaka Eiva lifeguard Rene Hand is hoping for a much safer and less dramatic paddling competition this week, with calmer conditions forecast than in 2017.
Fifteen paddlers took to the water on Saturday for the second to last race of the singles season, which saw some exciting battles on the water.
Double Cook Islands Olympian Ella Nicholas, and younger sister Jane line up at the first round of the International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup series for Canoe Slalom in London this weekend.