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Molokai 2007 – Live Coverage Transcript

Sunday, 20 May 2007 15:02 |

ImageWelcome to the transcript of our first ever live coverage of an event.  We were talking to the escort boats and race organisers as the competitors made their way across the channel.

The experiment worked pretty well - we had nearly 350 people watching the site at the finish and took over 10,000 hits on the story.  It was great fun - and we'll be doing it again. 

Times are Hawaii local time (South African time was 12 hours ahead!)



Molokai 2007 - Race Day

Sunday, 20 May 2007 11:10 |

ImageIt’s 03h00 in Hawaii right now – I wonder how well the competitors are sleeping…  Pierre Tostee, race photographer sent us a selection of photos taken of the flight across from Oahu to Molokai.

Check back with us later as we have a go at bringing live bulletins to you direct from the Kaiwi Channel (Skype and mobile phone technology permitting.)

Molokai 2007 - Tense Top Ten

Saturday, 19 May 2007 08:04 |

Joe Glickman
Oahu, 19 May 2007. Much of the buzz the last few days has been about the wind or lack thereof. True, without booming trade winds the race becomes far more tactical and a true war of attrition that may take the winner significantly longer than four hours. My guess is that the lead pack will be wash riding for the first few kilometres, but as soon as the top dogs enter the channel he who finds the most runs and manages the distance best is likely to prevail.

Here's my highly-subjective scouting report on what is sure to be one of the most competitive and talented fields yet assembled.


Molokai 2007 Update - Two days to go

Friday, 18 May 2007 07:43 |
ImagePrize money allocation for the race was finally announced yesterday at a press conference preceded by a race blessing ceremony...

Jodi Young Wilmot, race spokesperson, said the money would be split equally between OC1 and Surfski competitors.

Molokai 2007 - weather forecast

Wednesday, 16 May 2007 06:14 |

ImageThe Molokai Challenge is famous for its huge downwind conditions – and for this reason many paddlers consider it to be the holy grail of surf ski paddling.

Typically a 15-20kt ENE wind blows across the Molokai Channel and paddlers ride 10ft swells with 20-30ft faces.

But the weather forecast for the 2007 race shows a very different picture.

Molokai - Wildrich's Pre-race Report

Tuesday, 15 May 2007 14:35 |

ImageHawaii - 15 May 2007.  The Molokai Channel is the dream of every downwind ski paddler on the planet. The bluest water I have ever seen, 3 pound flying fish, vertical cliffs plunging directly into the ocean all make up a small part of the Hawaiian paddling experience. So I find myself extremely fortunate to be apart of the 2007 version, a watershed year for the race.

Molokai – Aussie and US Squads

Thursday, 10 May 2007 18:16 |

ImageThe Molokai World Championship race this year has one of the strongest line-ups ever.  But who can offer the on-form South Africans a challenge?

We spoke to some of the Aussie and Hawaiian paddlers who will be giving the Saffas a run for their money.

Molokai - SA Squad Report

Monday, 30 April 2007 03:54 |

Image One of the strongest South African squads ever is about to head for Hawaii to take part in this year's Molokai Challenge. 

We caught up with some of the paddlers and asked them how their training was going.

Molokai Facts and Figures

Sunday, 22 April 2007 09:29 |

ImageThe 2007 Molokai Challenge takes place in a month's time on May 20th.  We went through the previous winners lists and found some interesting facts & figures.

NB: Although the organisers flirted with the idea of waiving the escort boat restrictions, on reflection (and advice from the US Coast Guard), the escort boats have once again been made mandatory.

Oscar Chalupsky to use V10E for Molokai Challenge

Saturday, 21 April 2007 18:06 |
ImageWhat's a V10E you might ask? According to Epic, it's E for Elite, but it may as well be E for Extreme - as in extreme lightness and stiffness of construction.

The Epic website says that the skis were built with "super-lightweight unidirectional carbon pre-preg combined with Nomex honeycomb, with a very thin, clear gel coat". The result? An 8kg V10. There are two of the boats in existence with a single V10L which, according to Oscar Chalupsky, is close to 7.5kg.

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