April 25, 2013
Orakei hosts long distance waka ama
Orakei will also be busy with Orakei Water Sports hosting the New Zealand Post Long Distance Waka Ama National Championships.
Club Captain Donna Tamaariki says it’s the largest long distance waka ama event yet in New Zealand, which is a reflection of the speed the sport is growing.
More than 700 paddlers are expected for the two-day regatta, which starts today.
Most races will be on a 12 km course, but the ultimate long distance race is 28km.
There will also be traditional Māori sailing vessels on the water.
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