Beautiful conditions and a stunning venue is every paddlers dream and for the 90 international and local paddlers in yesterdays Motu2Motu race that is exactly what was on offer.
The Vaka Eiva oe vaka event and associated promotions has proven itself to be the gift that keeps on giving for the Puaikura Volunteer Fire Brigade this festive season.
The change in weather will have paddlers in today’s Motu2Motu race in Aitutaki jumping for joy and slapping on the sunblock for the 36km relay race.
Long time Vaka Eiva volunteer and 2014 volunteer co-ordinator Liz Sosene was recognised for her continued support and willingness to go above and beyond to help during the weeklong Vaka Eiva Festival at Saturday’s closing ceremony.
The hype of the 2014 Vaka Eiva festivities has taken over the island as the week long event continues to entertain paddling enthusiasts and curious spectators.
Challenging weather conditions during this year’s Vaka Eiva festivities interrupted the week of paddling, however organisers managed to pull through and deliver an enjoyable event.
Rounding off the week of oe vaka was the biggest race of the event in the Pacific Cup and woman’s Pacific Paddler Round Raro Relay race.
This year’s 11th annual Vaka Eiva event saw the first ever edition of the Cook Island National Sprint Kayak Championships in in Muri on Monday.