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.
While most paddlers at this year’s Vaka Eiva event were challenged by the tough conditions, two paddlers in particular had a bit more on their plate.
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.
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.
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.