Paddling

Vaka Eiva a family affair

Saturday November 29, 2014

Vaka Eiva is a family affair as local paddler Tupuna Amo is welcomed to shore by his leading ladies in last Saturday’s OC1 and V1 races.

After two days of racing in unfavourable weather the mapu Vaka Eiva paddlers were treated to a night of fun, laughter and celebration at Tuesday night’s wrap up.

Pinnacle relay to paddles up party

Friday November 28, 2014

Today’s Vaka Eiva programme has been changed to cater for postponed races from Wednesdays cancelled Iron Challenge races.

Rogz for Dogz mixed champs

Friday November 28, 2014

It was a calmer day for the Vaka Eiva safety crew yesterday as teams battled it out in the open mixed and master mixed Round Raro Relay.

Strong 35km an hour winds and high sea swells made for tough Vaka Eiva paddling conditions for both safety crews and paddlers in yesterday’s six man vaka Iron Challenge race.

Paddlers get wet at Muri marathon

Thursday November 27, 2014

Vakas lined the beach in front of Sails Restaurant yesterday as the mapu Vaka Eiva paddlers took on the elements at the junior’s race day in Muri.

Safety is a Vaka Eiva priority

Thursday November 27, 2014

Vaka Eiva continues to prove its high safety standards with safety crews for the event being acknowledged for their valuable work on day one of the paddling festival. Saturdays OC1 and V1 races marked the first day of the week long Vaka Eiva event with some 600 participants on the island to compete.

Four races in iron vaka challenge

Thursday November 27, 2014

The Vaka Village will come alive today as paddlers take on the 6 man vaka Iron Challenges. 

Vesna back with more passion

Thursday November 27, 2014

The island is buzzing with excitement this week as some 600 paddlers dig deep to compete in the 11th annual Vaka Eiva competition.

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