We were so stoked to be able to talk to the winner of the Women's Hawaiki Nui Race: Outrigger Canoe Club. The Crew: Lindsey Shank, Hoku Keala, Donna Kahakui, Anella Borges, Angie Dolan, Rachel Kincaid. The Coach: George Wilson.
What a huge accomplishment they achieved in Tahiti! They share their feelings at the start line, their practices leading up to the race as well as some small hurdles they had to overcome after they crossed the finish line. These women are an inspiration to women outrigger paddlers around the world! It goes without saying, the entire team was so grateful for the outpouring of support from the Tahitian community when they arrived. And especially grateful for the Hinano's after the race!
If you haven't had a chance to watch their race, click the link below to watch the battle on the water between Outrigger Canoe Club and Team Teva.
To the team - All we can say is congratulations and thank you guys for sharing this episode with us!
je t'aime , Kel and Will
Watch Their Race Here