Kukui Women Medal in the Queen’s Race

The 35th annual Queen Liliuokalani long distance race held in Kona fielded the largest entries in recent history. Of the 138 women crews, Kukui O Molokai entered three crews in the 18-mile iron division. The first crew earned a medal for third place in the open iron koa division and 43rd overall. 

The distance crew consists of paddlers from three Molokai canoe clubs – Wa`akapaemua, Molokai, and Kukui O' Molokai.

“I'm very proud of our girls, they represented Molokai well,” says Coach Kekama Helm. Helm and Coach Josh Pastrana have been training the distance crew for the Na Wahine O Ke Kai Molokai Channel race which will be held on Sep. 24. Great job ladies and good luck!

(Pictured L-R, Hayley May Greenleaf, Meghan Soukup, Kai Sawyer, Paula Kakaio, Tiana Heen and Nichol Kahale)


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