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Gold and Silver at Pailolo Challenge

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Photo by Catherine Cluett.

Molokai paddlers celebrated top finishes at last weekend’s Pailolo Challenge. The 25-mile channel race from Maui to Molokai is tagged as “the world’s funnest canoe race” and features a downwind course for six-man teams in a variety of divisions. Molokai’s Team Boomski swept the women’s open unlimited division with a first place finish at Kaunakakai harbor in three hours 55 minutes. Wa`akapaemua men also won the men’s open in three hours seven minutes, while the ladies of Wa`akapaemua (pictured here) earned second in the women’s 50+ division with a time of four hours 17 minutes.

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