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The 13th Annual Businessmen's Regatta Results

— April 16, 2012 —

Kai 'Opua Canoe Club successfully sponsored its 13th annual Businessmen's Regatta on Sunday, April 15. Held annually at the Kona pier near Kamakahonu beach, the event raises money for Kai Opua's club and racing activities.

During the regatta. the crowd of paddlers and supporters had the chance to appreciate a great day of racing and events. And if the action in the water wasn't enough, the spectators were also treated to an array of creative and unique team costumes - always a crowd favorite! The after-regatta party was equally as wonderful and gave the paddlers a chance to relax and unwind while enjoying each other's company and also the delicious food and drink served afterwards. Special thanks go out to this year's race sponsors: Huggo's and Steinlager for their fantastic support and post-regatta party goodies. And of course a big mahalo goes out to all the businesses and paddlers who participated in the regatta - it was great day had by all!

If your business is interested sponsoring a team or participating in next year's regatta, please contact us at for more details.

Unofficial Results

Hospitality Men
1st - Hualalai Resort 2:16:74
2nd - Huggo's 2:18:52
3rd - Team Sheraton 2:23:90

Hospitality Mix
1st - Blue Water (Four Season) - 2:38:28
2nd - Huggo's Mixed A - 2:39:20
3rd - Huggo's #1 2:53:25

Professional Men
1st - Hawaii Community FCU - 2:45:89

Professional Mix
1st - Heal Zone 2:47:97
2nd - Hawaii Community FCU - 3:33:61

Service Men
1st - West Hawaii Concrete #1  2:28:05
2nd - Wal-Mart  2:33;43
3rd - West Hawaii Concrete #2  2:35:34

Service Mix
1st - WalMart #2    2:45:17
2nd - Walmart #1   2:51:26
3rd - Walmart #3    2:56:21

Experienced Men
1st - Kaloko Furniture 2:07:47
2nd - Kai Opua Teens 2:08:12
3rd - Robert Bothman 2:13:92
Hospitality Women
1st - Team Eddie (LuLu's) 2:37:84
2nd - Huggo's 3:00:36
3rd - Blue Water Women - 3:02:03
Service Women
1st - Big Island Dog 2:54:31
2nd - Wal-Mart 3:13:17
3rd - Team Intrigue 3:31:22
Experienced Women
1st - Mahina Pizza - 2:37:35


Best Dressed - Mermaids from Intrigue
2nd Place Best Dressed - Big Island Dogs "Kai Opua Novice B"
Huli Award - Sheraton - First Race - First and only huli.

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