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Blast Off

Master Blaster 25th Year Anniversary

Some donned pirate hats and Egyptian dresses and others wore their team uniforms – but all Master Blaster paddlers were dressed in aloha for the 25th anniversary of the canoe race, hosted by the Molokai Canoe Club.

Over two dozen crews turned out last Saturday. With a costume and beer in tow, both local and off-island paddlers navigated their way from Kamalo to the coveted after-party at the Canoe Shack in Kaunakakai.

Molokai sealed victory in the men’s division, while a first-time participating crew represented by paddlers from Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island took first in the women’s division. “The best part is the camaraderie,” said Oahu paddler Bernie Tyrel.  “It’s just about having a blast with good company.”   

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