Fiji Time: 9:34 AM on Saturday 29 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Kaiwai, Taf'aga dominate race

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

TAF'AGA and Kaiwai won the men's and women's competition in the 3rd Fiji Outrigger Marathon Regatta at Mosquito Island in Lami over the weekend.

The day-long competition held on Saturday was hosted by the Kaiwai Canoe Club and had 132 paddlers participating.

Kaiwai, Taf'aga, Takia, Walu Va'a and Pacific Harbour were the clubs that took part in the race.

In the open women's 11 kilometre race, Kaiwai continued their dominance after finishing the race in one hour and 50 seconds followed by Taf'aga in one hour and one minute.

In the open men's 17 km race, Taf'aga Toa finished ahead of Kaiwai Camakau in one hour and twenty two minutes.

Kaiwai Camakau finished second in one hour, 23 minutes and Walu Va'a took third in 1 hour and 25 minutes.

"Both Kaiwai women and Taf'aga men now have an opportunity to make a cleansweep of the marathon season, if they can repeat their wins at the fourth and final regatta in two weeks time," said a statement from Fiji Outrigger.

Meanwhile, 13 teams made up of paddlers under the age of 19 years also took part.

"Increasing the number of young girls and boys taking up the sport is a key part of Fiji Outrigger's development strategy so it was encouraging to see the biggest turnout of the season in the junior division with under-10s, U14s, U16s and U19s all represented."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65510.6361
JPY 52.191449.1914
GBP 0.40080.3928
EUR 0.44880.4368
NZD 0.69410.6611
AUD 0.64810.6231
USD 0.49140.4744



Exchange Rate updated on 28th October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. The chosen one
  2. Council disappointed
  3. Decision on Times case
  4. Aviation dialogue
  5. SODELPA holds talks
  6. Lawyer says no case to answer
  7. PM tells students to respect investment
  8. Fire base for town
  9. PM sends message for brighter Fiji

Top Stories this Week

  1. True to an early love Wednesday (26 Oct)
  2. Qiliho attends trial Wednesday (26 Oct)
  3. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  4. Fiji pearls make history Monday (24 Oct)
  5. Fijian 7s surprise Tuesday (25 Oct)
  6. Love conquers all Sunday (23 Oct)
  7. Prepare for the worst, says Kumar Wednesday (26 Oct)
  8. Ro Teimumu frets over leadership Wednesday (26 Oct)
  9. Food runs low Thursday (27 Oct)
  10. NFP calls for public holiday Wednesday (26 Oct)