Kahawai Paddling Champs proves a big hit

The Kahawai tagline of kia kaha i te wai – be strong in the water – was perfectly exemplified by all the paddlers who competed in challenging conditions at the inaugural Kahawai Paddling Championships in Tāmaki Makaurau on Saturday.

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Kahawai concept set to launch

The inaugural Kahawai Paddling Champs – a brand new Canoe Racing NZ initiative designed to help develop the next generation of paddlers – is set to launch tomorrow (Saturday May 8) on Auckland’s Takapuna Beach.

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Coaches Corner – Preparing to race in colder conditions

With Nationals now postponed until May, it is likely to be significantly colder than it would have been in February. In the UK, the first domestic regatta of the season based in Nottingham, would be in April. I have raced this regatta and got sun burnt, but also have raced it when it has snowed. The important point is to be prepared for the conditions in order to optimize your athletes chance of performing at their peak.

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