2007 Expedia.com Kauai World Challenge Relay

May 12, 2007 – 4:00 pm

My partner was Dean Alvarez. We borrowed a Pegasus OC1. He started the race doing leg one from Wailua to Hanma’ulu. I took over at leg two from Hanama’ulu to Kalapaki. On the way out of the harbor I passed two boats. Once out in the swell I passed up three more boats. I stayed inside. The water was jumbled with some large rollers coming in from the north east. Towards the end of the run an old guy passed me effortlessly even further inside. At Kalapaki Dean took over and ran 12 miles to Poi’pu. I grabbed the reins at Poi’pu and headed out to the open ocean for 12 miles to finish at Salt Pond in Port Allen. Again on the way out I quickly passed three boats. Out in the open, the wind and swells were behind me giving me good runs. I passed an OC2 and then did not see a single soul for the rest of the race. There was a good after race party with beer and food and music. The results are at OCPaddler.

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