Molokai! Registrations open for the 2017 Event

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Molokai!  Registrations open for the 2017 Event

If you've never done the Molokai Challenge...  C'mon, you've got to get your backside over to Hawaii - it's still the holy grail of Surfski paddling.  AND this year, the following weekend sees US$50K on offer at the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout...  Here are the details - Register now for the Maui Jim Molokai Challenge 2017!

Maui Jim Molokai Challenge 2017

$18,000.00 PURSE

 TIMELINE:

January 01 Registration opens.
April 23 12:00 midnight, early registration ends, late registration fee imposed.
May 14 12:00 midnight, Registration closes. Escort boat waiver and registration form due.
May 25 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Kona Brewing Company in Koko Marina Shopping Center, Hawaii Kai: Race check in and packet pick up.
May 27 5:30 p.m. Kaluakoi, Molokai.  Pre-race meeting and pre-race dinner.
May 28 RACE DAY!
  • Pule: 7:00 a.m.
  • Start #1: 7:45 a.m. SUP and Prone mandatory start, and self-proclaimed slow paddlers.
  • Start #2: 8:30 a.m. Female OC-1 and Surfski, and self-proclaimed slower/intermediate Male OC-1 and Surfski.
  • Start #3: 9:00 a.m. Elite Male OC-1 and Surfski.
  • Course Closes:  3:30 p.m. Paddlers must be around Portlock Point and inside China Wall or they will have to pull their craft off the water.
  • Post-Race: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Awards Banquet with ono food and Kona Brewing Company’s “Liquid Gold”
May 30 Take a breath and relax.
June 03 & 04

Maui Jim Ocean Festival in Ka’anapali, Maui. $50,000.00 purseClick here for details.

Ocean Shootout

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Maui Jim Molokai Challenge DIVISIONS:

SOLO and RELAY:

Relay is one division only, but can have 2 or 3 person teams for single seated crafts and 3 – 6 person teams for double seated crafts. There is not a different division for varying number of team members.

Craft Divisions:

Surfski-1, Surfski-2, Prone Paddleboard, SUP, V-1, OC-1, OC-2.

Surfski-1, OC-1:

  • Solo – Male and Female:
  • Junior (18 and under), 19 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 56, 57 – 63, 64+
  • HAWAII RESIDENT: There will be a division and award for the top SS-1 Hawaii resident paddler
  • Relay: 2 or 3 paddlers per team.
  • Male and Female: Open = 1st–3rd, Juniors, 19-50, 50+.
  • Mixed: Open

V-1:

  • Solo – Male and Female: Open
  • Relay – Open (Male, Female or Mixed)

  Surfski-2, OC-2:

  • Solo
  • Male and Female: Open
  • Mixed: Open
  • Relay: 3 – 6 paddlers per team.
  • Male and Female: Junior, Open.
  • Mixed: Open

SUP:

  • Solo – Male and Female
  • Unlimited – Any board size: Open
  • Relay: 2 or 3 person teams: Male, Female and Mixed
  • Unlimited: Open

Prone:

  • Solo – Male and Female
  • Unlimited: Open
  • Relay: 2 or 3 person teams: Male, Female and Mixed
  • Unlimited: Open

 
For more details visit www.kanakaikaika.com.   And don't forget, use discount code: KIRA10 to save 10% when booking tickets on Island Air!

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