New York Outrigger hosted the 2013 Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge on Saturday, June 22. One of the largest sporting events in New York Harbor and one of the premier outrigger canoe races in the world, the day long competition hosts hundreds of paddlers and represents the best of the Aloha spirit. The Niumalu Canoe Club of Kalapaki Bay took first place in the women’s open/mixed open division.
Niumalu Team Champions,
Team Name: “Fake It Til You Make It” team members include:
Robin Jumper, Shannon Brunner, Emiko Meyers, Kathy Braach, Makana Rivera, Rachel Lim
Liberty 2013 Champion Results
1st: Womens Open Champions: HYPERLINK “http://libertyoutrigger.org/spotlight-niumalu-canoe-club/”Niumalu Canoe Club from Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. USA
2nd Womens Masters Champions: HYPERLINK “http://libertyoutrigger.org/spotlight-wai-nui-okanaka/”Wai Nui O’Kanaka from Oakville, Ontario. CAN
3rd Womens Senior Masters Champions: HYPERLINK “http://libertyoutrigger.org/spotlight-australia-combined/”Australia Combined from Queensland. AUS
1st Mens Open Champions: HYPERLINK “http://libertyoutrigger.org/spotlight-team-kamanu/”Team Kamanu from Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii.
2nd Mens Masters Champions: HYPERLINK “http://libertyoutrigger.org/spotlight-outrigger-team-california/”Outrigger Team California from Orange County, California. USA
3rd Mens Senior Masters Champions: Philadelphia Dragonboat Association from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. USA
Mixed Champions: Philadelphia Dragonboat Association from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, NY. USA