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Clarke wins Molokai World Champs

Kiwi Rachel Clarke has won the pinnacle of ocean ski kayaking, the Molokai World Championships in Hawaii. The race is a 51km down wind paddle riding the huge swells from Molokai, across the Kaiwi channel to Hawaii Kai.

Clarke wins Molokai World Champs

Kiwi Rachel Clarke has won the pinnacle of ocean ski kayaking, the Molokai World Championships in Hawaii. The race is a 51km down wind paddle riding the huge swells from Molokai, across the Kaiwi channel to Hawaii Kai.

Kiwi Rachel Clarke has won the pinnacle of ocean ski kayaking, the Molokai World Championships in Hawaii. The race is a 51km down wind paddle riding the huge swells from Molokai, across the Kaiwi channel to Hawaii Kai.

Clarke who won New Zealand’s prestigious King of the harbour race this year, started with surf life saving when she was 5 and got into long distance paddling four years ago.

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Photo Molokai World Championships

Clarke a police officer has focused on her Molokai goal for over a year, with the pay-off coming today with the world championship title.

Former national K1 sprint and surf ski champion Katie Pocock won the Molokai World Championships in 2009.

New Zealander Andrew Mowlem was 16th in the mens race.

Women

4:33:02

12

Rachel Clarke

NEW ZEALAND

FEMALE-19-29 Solo SS-1

4:43:21

29

Lisa Wadling

AUSTRALIA

FEMALE-30-39 Solo SS-1

5:16:47

16

Kerry Davenport

Ng

AUSTRALIA

FEMALE-Open Relay SS-2 up

5:24:31

32

Ale Hedlund

UNITED STATES

FEMALE-Jr 18 & Under Solo


Mens

1

3:35:17

4

Hank McGregor

SOUTH AFRICA

MALE-30-39 Elite Solo SS-1

2

3:35:40

1

Clint Robinson

AUSTRALIA

MALE-MASTER 40-49 Elite So

3

3:41:49

9

Cory Hill

AUSTRALIA

MALE-19-29 Elite Solo SS-1

4

3:44:24

8

Jeremy Cotter

AUSTRALIA

MALE-30-39 Elite Solo SS-1

5

3:48:34

7

Jasper Mocke

SOUTH AFRICA

MALE-19-29 Elite Solo SS-1

6

3:48:50

6

Martin Kenny

AUSTRALIA

MALE-MASTER 40-49 Elite So

7

3:52:58

3

Lewis Laughlin

FRENCH POLYNESIA

MALE-MASTER 40-49 Elite So

8

3:57:46

53

Dorian Wolter

UNITED STATES

MALE-MASTER 40-49 Elite So

9

3:59:13

10

Hiromana Flores

FRENCH POLYNESIA

MALE-19-29 Elite Solo SS-1

10

3:59:13

27

Timothy Altman

AUSTRALIA

MALE-MASTER 40-49 Elite So

11

4:02:15

2

Oscar Chalupsky

SOUTH AFRICA

MALE-SR.MASTER 50-54 Elite

12

4:02:32

22

Bruce Poacher

Poacher

CHINA

MENS-Open Relay SS-2 up to

13

4:06:06

5

Grant Kenny

AUSTRALIA

MALE-SR.MASTER 50-54 Elite

14

4:08:40

54

Greg Barton

UNITED STATES

MALE-SR.MASTER 50-54 Elite

15

4:08:57

23

Danny Topfer

AUSTRALIA

MALE-MASTER 40-49 Elite So

16

4:09:11

50

Andrew Mowlem

NEW ZEALAND

MALE-19-29 Elite Solo SS-1

17

4:12:31

40

Gilles Guedikian

Torregrossa

FRENCH POLYNESIA

MENS-Open Relay SS-2 up to


Clarke wins Molokai World Champs

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