Hana Regatta


This was the first Regatta I’ve been to that I can remember, my dad raced when I was really young, and we did pretty well considering the relentless rain and wind that endured the whole weekend. I am racing in this picture, so I had a friend take a few shots of the pier. The rest are mine, and thank you Pali for this. We paddled to Alau Island and back, coming in fourth. I am so thankful to have been a part of this tradition mind and body. The main purpose of the regatta is to commemorate the crew of the Sarah Joe, a fishing boat that vanished off the coast of Hana 30 years ago. A family member of each of the five crew members was honored with a lei made by the Hana Canoe Club.

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