Team Bradley paddles to its sixth win in the Na Wahine O Ke Kai
Last Sunday ‘TEAM BRADLEY’ won the World Championships of outrigger canoeing : The “Na Wahine O Ke Kai” (women of the sea) for a record equaling 6th year in a row.
The team included current Hawaii Canoe & Kayak Team coach and 2 x Australian Olympic sprint kayaker Shelley Oates-Wilding (wife of current U.S. Sprint Team Coach, Guy Wilding) as well as US Olympic sprint kayaker Lauren Spaulding-Bartlett.
This race IS NOT a sprint but a 41 mile race across the notorious Kaiwi Channel between the Hawaiian Islands of Moloka’i and Oahu. It is a test of strength, endurance, team work and ocean skills. There were more than 80 canoes competing this year with teams from all around the world.
Read article in the Honolulu Star Advertiser here.