2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race Results

September 13, 2015, 6:12 PM HST · Updated September 14, 4:59 AM
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Team Primo Lānaʻi. 2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race. Courtesy photo.

Team Primo of Wailea Canoe Club took the overall title at the 2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race over the weekend.

The 5th annual race included three days of competition beginning on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, with crews launching from Maliko along Maui’s north shore.

The races spanned three days, three islands, and covered more than 100 miles. Day one featured competition from Maliko on Maui to Kamalo on Molokaʻi. On day two, crews paddled around the back side of Lāna’i, landing at Hulopoʻe Bay. On day three, crews returned to Maui, ending the race at Hanaka’ō’ō Beach Park in West Maui.

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    Team Primo of Wailea Canoe Club took the title of 2015 Overall Race Champion, which included a perpetual trophy and a $1000 cash award. Crew members included: Kekoa Cramer, Kai Bartlett, Tyson Kubo, Mael Carey, Travis Baptiste, Felipe Gomes, Robert Brede , Kekupaʻa Naeʻole and Ryan Murphy.

    Also receiving champion status in the women’s division was Team Maui Linen whose crew members include: Pauahi Ioane, Shien-lu Stokesbary, Emili Janchevis, Magdalena Carey, Mealoha Hooton, Sydney Kalipi, Kalisi Fa’anunu Mausio and Lauren Denton.

    The event was made possible through a grant from the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, Kahana Canoe Club and Smythe Fujiwara Design.  Other partners included: Maui Jim, Aloha Petroleum, Matson, Lahaina Fish Co., Kapualei Ranch,Trilogy, Pulama Lāna’i, Nani Watanabe, Hui Wa’a O Lāna’i, Coalition for a Drug Free Lāna’i, Dawnalyn Fujiwara and Councilmember Elle Cochran.

    The following are the 2015 race results:

    Day one – Maliko, Maui to Kamalo, Moloka’i
    Primo, Wailea Canoe Club – 4:01.30hrs
    Kahana Canoe Club Kane – 5:28hrs
    Maui Linen – 5:30hrs
    Aussie Mix (Australia) – 5:43hrs
    Kahana Canoe Club Wahine – 5:51hrs
    Ocean Therapist (O’ahu) – 6:07hrs

    Day two – Kamalo, Moloka’i to Hulopo’e, Lāna’i
    Primo, Wailea Canoe Club – 4:27hrs
    Kahana Canoe Club Kane – 5:00hrs
    Maui Linen – 5:14hrs
    Aussie Mix (Australia) – 5:14.30hrs
    Kahana Canoe Club Wahine – 5:21hrs
    Ocean Therapist (O’ahu) – 6:00hrs

    Day three – Hulopo’e, Lāna’i to Hanaka’ō’ō, Maui
    Primo, Wailea Canoe Club – 2:14hrs
    Kahana Canoe Club Kane – 2:20hrs
    Aussie Mix (Australia) – 2:34hrs
    Maui Linen – 2:37hrs
    Kahana Canoe Club Wahine – 2:37:40hrs
    Ocean Therapist (O’ahu) – 2:44hrs

    Overall Times
    Primo, Wailea Canoe Club Men -10:42
    Kahana Canoe Club Men- 12:48
    Team Maui Linen Women (O’ahu) – 13:21
    Aussie mix (Australia) – 13:31
    Kahana Canoe Club Women – 13:49
    Ocean Therapists (O’ahu) – 14:51

    Team Primo Lānaʻi. 2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race. Courtesy photo.

    Team Primo Lānaʻi. 2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race. Courtesy photo.

    Primo Molokaʻi launch. 2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race. Courtesy photo.

    Primo Molokaʻi launch. 2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race. Courtesy photo.

    Primo 3 crew. 2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race. Courtesy photo.

    Primo 3 crew. 2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race. Courtesy photo.

    Primo 2 crew. 2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race. Courtesy photo.

    Primo 2 crew. 2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race. Courtesy photo.

    Maui Linen crew. 2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race. Courtesy photo.

    Maui Linen crew. 2015 Maui Nui Canoe Race. Courtesy photo.

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