Confessions of a Molokai Rookie

Sunday, 06 April 2008 08:47 | Written by
For aspiring first-timers entering the Molokai Challenge, there is no book you can buy that will tell you how to prepare, no training manual that explains what you should expect. Tips about this venerated race are obtained mostly by word of mouth. Here are some pointers and confessions from one…

Molokai Update #1 (The Real Deal!)

Thursday, 03 April 2008 08:19 | Written by
A surprising number of readers were taken in by our April Fool announcement of the "Reverse Molokai" and most thoroughly enjoyed the joke.  But here's some solid information about the race. Clint Pretorius - Molokai 2007 (Pic: Pierre Tostee)
1 April 2008: Honolulu, Hawaii. B.S. Forshore, the newly appointed race director, announced today that 2008 will feature a special change for the world-famous Molokai World Championship event: the course is going to be reversed for the first time ever. Can they be serious?

Molokai 2008 dates confirmed - 18 May 2008

Monday, 19 November 2007 01:57 | Written by
The date for the 2008 Molokai Challenge has been confirmed: 18 May 2008.  And the course has been changed back to the old finish at the Hawaii Kai cove.  
A recent press release by Gameplan Media came close to saying that Lewis Laughlin cheated at Molokai by riding the wakes of the escort vessels that accompanied the paddlers across the Kaiwi Channel. We spoke to some of the competitors who took part in the race to find out what…

Molokai Video

Tuesday, 29 May 2007 03:17 | Written by
There's a new video clip on you YouTube filmed by Trans World Sport television just before Molokai.  It's mostly about Oscar Chalupsky and it includes some great shots of surfing down the kind of waves that didn't happen for the race itself. Click on the Image below to get to…

Molokai 2007 - War Stories

Sunday, 27 May 2007 13:40 | Written by
Here's a selection of "war stories" from the guys who were a little further back in the field of the 2007 Molokai World Challenge.  Andy Orr (Hong Kong) came 46th overall; Dave Jensen (US) came 25th; Alan Carlsson (Canada) came 28th and Heather Nelson (USA) came 48th overall and was…

Molokai 2007 - Dawid's Story

Wednesday, 23 May 2007 01:30 | Written by
On Molokai race day we ran a poll asking who was favourite to win the race.  Dawid topped the poll with more than twice the number of votes of the next paddlers: Hank McGregor and Lewis Laughlin.  2 1/2 hours into the race Dawid made his break away from the pack.

Molokai 2007 - Reports

Tuesday, 22 May 2007 03:20 | Written by
We're going to have a series of post-race reports over the next few days both from the winners and from paddlers further back in the fleet.  All of them confirm how long and hard the race was - completely different from the usual Molokai. Here's some of the coverage from…

Molokai 2007 - Official Report

Monday, 21 May 2007 05:07 | Written by
Tahiti's Lewis Laughlin Becomes First Tahitian in 31-Year History to Win Epic Kayaks Molokai World Championship Honolulu - (Sunday, May 20, 2007) -- Tahiti's Lewis Laughlin overcame the most brutal conditions and strongest international field in the 31-year history of the Epic Kayaks Molokai World Championships today to become the…

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