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Molokai 2007 Results

Monday, 21 May 2007 04:24 | Written by
Here are the full results of the 2007 Molokai World Championship OC1 and Surfski Race. Flat, hot, calm weather conditions, with a slight headwind in the second half of the race made for a grueling contest. Early on it looked all South Africa's way, but Lewis Laughlin of Tahiti maintained…

Molokai 2007 – Live Coverage Transcript

Sunday, 20 May 2007 15:02 | Written by
Welcome 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…

Molokai 2007 - Race Day

Sunday, 20 May 2007 11:10 | Written by
It’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…

Molokai - Start Time and Updates

Sunday, 20 May 2007 05:31 | Written by
The 2007 Molokai World Champioships race starts in just under 12 hours time on Sunday May 20th 09h00 on Molokai Island, Hawaii. For South Africans, that means it starts at 21h00 tonight!  We're going to do our best to update the site with the latest news during the race and…

Molokai 2007 - Tense Top Ten

Saturday, 19 May 2007 08:04 | Written by
Joe GlickmanOahu, 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…

Molokai 2007 Update - Two days to go

Friday, 18 May 2007 07:43 | Written by
Prize 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 | Written by
The 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…

Molokai - Wildrich's Pre-race Report

Tuesday, 15 May 2007 14:35 | Written by
Hawaii - 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…

Molokai - video

Saturday, 12 May 2007 03:10 | Written by
With just over a week to go before the Molokai World Championship race, most of the competitors are in Hawaii, training and reconnoitering the route. Oscar Chalupsky has been in Oahu for a week already and sent us this video clip made up of shots taken from his ski of…

Molokai – Aussie and US Squads

Thursday, 10 May 2007 18:16 | Written by
The 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.

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