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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 16, 2003

Canoe series continues off Maui

Advertiser Staff

The Aston Hawai'i Sailing Canoe Race Series will continue this weekend with races off Maui.

Tomorrow's race, the Kahakuloa Challenge, will travel from Kahului to the Aston Ka'anapali Shores Resort. The Aston Hotels and Resorts Canoe Festival will also be held at Ka'anapali Shores tomorrow.

On Sunday, the canoes will race from Fleming's Beach, Maui, to Kaluako'i, Moloka'i, in the Pelekunu Challenge.

Races are also scheduled for June 21-22, July 26, and Sept. 20.

The courses range from 40 to 95 miles. The race is for traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoes equipped with sails.

For information on the series, visit www.hsca.biz.


• Keiki canoe races: The George Perry Memorial Na Keiki O Na Wa'a will be held tomorrow at Kailua Beach.

The event is for youth paddlers ranging in age-groups from 18-and-younger to 10-and-younger. Courses will range from a half-mile to 4 miles.

The event is named in honor of George Perry, who was the first coach of the Lanikai Canoe Club.


• Asics Rainbows to hold two camps: There will be clinics at Manoa Recreation Center July 11-13 and at Seabury Hall on Maui July 18-21.

Each will have 12 hours of instruction and costs $125.

For registration information, see the Asics Rainbows Web site: http://www.eteamz.com/ASICSRainbowsHawaii

• Maryknoll: The Spartan Clinic for fifth- through eighth-grade boys and girls will be held on Sundays, May 25, June 1, 8 and 15 at Hawaiian Mission Academy gym in Makiki.

Beginning and intermediate players will receive eight hours of instruction from a staff led by Maryknoll volleyball coordinator Blaine Gier.

The fee is $60. Leave a recorded message at 952-7251 to receive more information.


• Hawai'i girl wins at nationals: Malyssa Barbasa, a 10-year-old Lunalilo Elementary School student, won the 2003 USA National All Stars Cheerleading Competition in Anaheim, Calif., in April.

Others from Hawai'i who placed in the top 10 were: Caitlin Grudi (eighth place in the junior individual cheer); Annalise Ferreira (ninth place in the junior individual cheer); Jamie Greseth (third place in the senior individual cheer); and Katlin Taosaka (seventh place in the senior individual cheer).