Kai Ikaika competed in the Gorge Outrigger Races over the weekend, hosted by WaterWalker. The water conditions were uncharacteristically FLAT this year with a surprising east wind which made the normally downwinder portion of the race an “upwinder” against the current. On top of that, the weather was hot, hot hot! – with temperatures soaring to near triple digits by the end of the mixed and women’s races. Many kudos go out to all the teams that competed this year and slogged through the hot, mucky race course. Thankfully, the wind picked back up a little and many folks got a few downwind runs in on small boats and SUPS on Sunday.
Kai Ikaika men took third overall and second place in the Men’s Masters division with a time of 1:12:42. A second Kai Ikaika Men’s Masters team placed 4th in the division with a time of 1:18:10. View a complete list of the men’s results here.
Kai Ikaika women came in fourth with a time of 1:30:50 and the Kai Ikaika mixed crew took 6th in their division with a time of 1:28:56. View a complete list of the women’s and mixed race results here.
As usual the weekend was full of good times, great friends and lots of camping fun with our paddling Ohana. Can’t wait for next year… fingers crossed that we’ll get some wind in 2016.