SPORTS

Regatta Opens ‘21 Season

Fiji Outrigger’s media liaison’s officer Krystelle Whippy said this would be their first Fiji Outriggers first V6 marathon regatta since the COVID-19 pandemic
19 Feb 2021 14:14
Regatta Opens ‘21 Season
Takia Outrigger Canoe Club training in Suva. Photo: Fiji Outrigger

National reps Wilisoni Naqasima and Eliesa Panapasa will spearhead the Takia Outrigger Canoe Club of Suva during the Kontiki Finance sponsored- Fiji Outriggers V6 (six-person canoe) marathon regatta at the Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi, tomorrow.

The duo represented Fiji at the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa. Now joining their team-mates of Golea Lesuma, Jone Koroitania, Keanu, and Taine Rieher, they will compete in the men’s catagory.

Fiji Outrigger’s media liaison’s officer Krystelle Whippy said this would be their first Fiji Outriggers first V6 marathon regatta since  the COVID-19 pandemic.

She said the event marks the start the Outrigger calendar year.

Whippy added that four new clubs join the V6 community which includes hosts Nadi Bay, Kai Wai, USP Islanders, and Lami Paddling Club,

“On an even brighter side, the Outrigger family would be excitingly welcoming our four new clubs to its community. They are namely, Ovalau, Lami, Raiwaqa, and Nausori Delta respectively,” she said.

Whippy said great assistance was needed in help the growth of the sport which our ancestors once did.

“And this includes partnership to an even greater future for all ocean warriors,” she said.

The races include category Standup Paddles mixed (7km), women (9km) and men (12km).

The event is sponsored by Smugglers Cove, Ramada, Fiji Water, McDonald’s, South Sea Cruises, Coca Cola, Fiji Link, ATS Fiji, Encore, Love our Local Fiji, Pure Ocean, and South Pacific Coffee.

“We have respectable sponsors that have taken the initiative in extensively raising their hand in support for the upcoming event,” Whippy added.

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