Round the world yachts at Ko Olina
Crews from yachts participating in the Clipper 2002 Round the World Race will be a part of the Ko Olina Fun Cup events tomorrow and Sunday at the Ko Olina Marina.
The yachts are on a stop over in a leg of the race from the Galapagos Islands to O'ahu. The race, which is held every two years, began Oct. 28 in Liverpool, England.
Crews from the eight race yachts will be participating in a Fun Cup training run in the waters off Ko Olina Marina from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by the Fun Cup race, which will allow local yacht clubs to crew the Clipper yachts in a race along the leeward coast from 1 to 3 p.m.
On Sunday, the public will be able to talk to the crews and see the Clipper yachts in an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ko Olina Marina.
The Clipper race, one of five Round the World Yacht Races, features a skipper and a crew of 14 racing 50-foot Clipper sloops. Stops include, New York, London, Bristol, Jersey, Hong Kong, Glasgow and Cape Town. The race travels more than 35,000 nautical miles and includes 16 port stopovers in five continents.
The race is expected to end Sept 27 in Liverpool.
Competition gets underway: The first of five Macy's E-series contests will be tomorrow and Sunday at Maili Point.
The Macy's E-series is geared toward elite surfers from ages 17 to 28.
The competitions will be held at various surfing spots on O'ahu, culminating with the championship June 5 at Kewalo's.
The other events are:
Feb. 22-23 or March 1-2, at Sandy Beach.
March 22-23 or March 29-30 at Kaka'ako Park.
April 26-27 or May 3-4 at Ala Moana Bowls.
Entry forms can be picked up at any Macy's store in Hawai'i.