Members of the Vernon Paddling Centre, Peggy Kassa, Lorellei Sullivan, Monika Lawrence, Debbie Jones, Chris Castrucow, and Donna LePape recently competed in Salmon Arm paddling an Outrigger 6 and placed first in the Masters division and second over all. They completed the 20km race in 1:52:50. These six, coached by Dave Chambers, are headed to Kona, Hawaii for the Queen Lili’uo’kalani Race taking place Labor Day weekend (Septmber 3rd). The women start this event paddling 18 miles from Kailua Bay to Honaunau.
The race is named in honour of Queen Lili’uo’kalani who ruled Hawaii at the time the US annexed Hawaii as a protectorate in the late 19 Century. If you want to watch their training videos or leave them a comment to encourage and cheer them on check out their Kona Girls Crew Facebook page!
On Saturday, July 16, The Kelowna Outrigger Racing Canoe Club hosted the “Take the Bridge” small boat race. A number of our members entered the race. Here are our club members results:
3. Kim Doliszar 1:01:33
1.Chris Castrucow / Amber Fischer 1:00:08
3. Ronnie Thompson / Valaine Anonson 1:01:37
4. Debbie Jones / Lorelei Sullivan 1:09:16
1. Brad Clements 51:44 (fastest time over all)
For full results see Kelowna Outrigger Racing Canoe Club
To see more pictures from the Salmon Arm race and the Kelowna race visit the Vernon Paddling Centre photo gallery.