ICF World Championship 🌏 Tomorrow two of our awesome Para Va’a paddlers Peter and George are heading off to Portugal 🇵🇹 where Peter will be representing Aotearoa 🌿 in the VL3 Para Va’a 200m race. There is still time to donate to support Peter and George on their trip and you can do so using the link in our bio! Kia kaha kia māia Peter we are all behind you - follow their journey on our 📸 insta story and on Facebook #icfworldchampionships#wakaama
And that’s a wrap! What a spectacular 8 days of racing and manaakitanga from our Tahitian hosts! We want to make a special mention to the IVF, Tahitian Federation and Local Organising Commitee for their tireless work behind the scenes to run such an amazing event. Thank you to @tahitinuitelevision for the excellent coverage for our whānau all over the world. Thank you to the volunteers who worked long days and nights and finally to all of the paddlers and their support crews... we did it! Topped off by a fantastic last day of racing coming home with 3 GOLD 🥇 5 SILVER🥈 3 BRONZE 🥉 Not to mention our very own Horouta Waka Hoe taking home the TOP CLUB AWARD! #magnifique We will bring you a thorough wrap up of the event over the next few days but for now we are going to put our feet up, paddles down and enjoy some Tahitian ☀️ Good luck to those paddlers racing in Te Aito - enjoy! And safe travels to those travelling home #ivfvaaworldchampionship#done#seeyouinHawaii2020#ACTteamoverandout
DAY 7. An amazing day of finals for the turns races and an impressive collection of medals for Aotearoa with a clean sweep in the J16 Women among the medals 🥇5 Gold 🥈3 Silver 🥉4 Bronze Congratulations to all of our medal recipients, we are very proud of you all 🇳🇿 Last day āpōpō and the finals of the 500m event, looking forward to seeing our club crews putting it all out on the water for the final day of the #ivfvaaworldchampionship
Well there you have it whānau, our V1 paddlers bringing it home for Aotearoa! We are so immensely proud of all of our finalists today! The racing was spectacular! Remarkable results in the J16 and J19 Women #cleansweep and a special mention to Marama Elkington for winning the pinnacle event in the Open Women. WHAT A DAY 👌🏽 3 GOLD 🥇 6 SILVER🥈 5 BRONZE🥉
Massive day out on the water today! An awesome showcase of Va’a congratulations to all of our crews and V1 paddlers and especially our medalists 🥇 Wahine Rehutai Kaihoe o Ngati Rehia 🥈 Kaiarahi Toa Horouta Waka Hoe 🥉Woolley Kumara Horouta Waka Hoe Bring on Day 5!
Day 4 ✅ another big day on the water for our paddlers today. For all you early birds... check out the @tahitinuitelevision or @maoritelevision live stream tomorrow for all of the V1 finals action first thing (5.55am NZ time) 🙋🏽♂️👌🏽
First day of racing for our Club teams in the V12 and our V1 paddlers hitting the water for their heats. Here are our first Aotearoa World Club Championship Medal recipients! 2 Gold 🥇 4 Silver 🥈 1 Bronze 🥉