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Kai Opua Goes 5-for-5 in A Division Dominance

July 1, 2013, 7:23 AM HST
* Updated July 1, 7:26 AM
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Kai Opua continued their hold on the Moku O Hawai`i Canoe Racing Association’s A Division with another top finish at Saturday’s Keaukaha Canoe Club regatta, held at Hilo Bayfront.

Kai Opua has finished at the top of the division every week, including the season opening regatta in Kailua-Kona that did not score any points. Kai Opua finished with 218 points, 44 ahead of the hosts from Keaukaha. Puna finished in third.

For the second straight week, Paddlers of Laka took the top spot in the B Division. Laka’s 39 points was 12 better than Hui Wa`a O Waiakea and Na Wa`a Hanakahi, who both finished in a tie for second place.

The fifth official regatta and sixth overall takes place Saturday at Hilo Bay. Puna Canoe Club will host the event.

Saturday’s club standings

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A Division

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Kai Opua – 218

Keaukaha – 174

Puna – 159

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Kai `Ehitu – 116

Keauhou – 108

Kawaihae – 100

Kamehameha – 73

B Division

Paddlers of Laka – 39

Hui Wa`a O Waiakea – 27

Na Wa`a Hanakahi – 27

Keoua – 24

Waikoloa – 24

Kailana – 1

Individual race winners

Girls 12 – Keauhou (2:06.36)

Boys 12 – Keaukaha (1:51.11)

Mixed Boys and Girls 12 – Keaukaha (1:59.80)

Girls 13 – Keaukaha (1:56.92)

Boys 13 – Keaukaha (1:48.12)

Women Novice B – Kai Opua (1:56.59)

Girls 14 – Kai Opua (2:01.26)

Boys 14 – Kai Opua (1:42.93)

Mixed Novice B – Kai `Ehitu (1:41.71)

Girls 15 – Keaukaha (4:38.60)

Boys 15 – Keaukaha (3:55.45)

Men Novice B – Kai Opua (3:53.12)

Girls 16 & Under – Keaukaha (4:45.10)

Boys 16 & Under – Kai Opua (3:52.16)

Girls 18 & Under – Kai Opua (4:35.12)

Boys 18 & Under – Puna (8:01.91)

Women Novice A – Keaukaha (4:15.77)

Men Novice A – Kai Opua (8:02.35)

Women Freshmen – Kai Opua (8:21.37)

Men Freshmen – Keauhou (7:28.77)

Women Sophomore – Kai Opua (9:13.08)

Men Sophomore – Keauhou (7:44.10)

Women Junior – Puna (9:01.36)

Men Junior – Kai Opua (7:28.86)

Women Masters 40 – Keaukaha (9:39.55)

Men Masters 40 – Keaukaha (8:07.91)

Women 65 – Kai Opua (5:46.00)

Men 65 – Keaukaha (4:23.63)

Women Masters 60 – Kai Opua (5:00.19)

Men Masters 60 – Keoua (4:23.14)

Women Golden Masters 55 – Puna (4:37.37)

Men Golden Masters 55 – Keaukaha (4:05.05)

Senior Women Masters 50 – Puna (4:36.68)

Senior Men Masters 50 – Kai Opua (4:05.33)

Mixed Masters 60 – Keoua (4:45.95)

Mixed Masters 55 – Kai Opua (4:19.01)

Mixed Masters 40 – Puna (3:54.81)

Women Open Four – Kai Opua (4:26.02)

Men Open Four – Puna (3:53.00)

Mixed Men and Women – Puna (3:45.39)

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