Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, June 7, 1999

Kaneohe wins regatta,
ending Lokahi streak

The Kaneohe Canoe Club won the first and last races and sandwiched in nine other victories to prevail in its own canoe racing regatta yesterday at Waimanalo Beach Park.

Kaneohe finished with 72 points to Lokahi's 69, snapping Lokahi's Hui Wa'a regatta win streak at nine, dating back to last season. Na Keiki O Ka Mo'i won the A Division with 27 points while Kamehameha and Manu O Ke Kai tied for second with 24 points.

The championship came down to the 35th and final race of the day. Lokahi had a two-point lead but Kaneohe overtook the perennial powerhouse with a victory in the men's masters (35-and-over) one-mile race. Lokahi flipped at the quarter-mile turn and could not finish the race. Kaneohe overtook Koa Kai during the last quarter-mile to win by three seconds.

Adverse conditions, including high wind, forced officials to allow open steering for many of the races. A club could use a veteran steersman in lieu of a crew's less-experienced steersman; it did not prevent the regatta from lasting until past 7 p.m. because of numerous flip-overs.

Sieradzki Maui Open champ

Henry Sieradzki, assistant pro at the Kaneohe Klipper golf course, fired a final-round 64 for a 142 total and two-stroke victory over Mark Seki in the Maui Open golf tournament on the Kaanapali North course Saturday.

It was Sieradzki's first victory in a local Open event.

Seki closed with a 67 and Johnathan Galarita had a 66 to finish third at 145.

McCombs, Baginski victors

David McCombs won the Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club Schofield 10-Mile race yesterday in 57 minutes and 10 seconds.

Ann Baginski was the women's winner in 1:11:03.

Ah Mow on national team

Former Hawaii All-American setter Robyn Ah Mow has been named to the U.S. World University Games team, USA Volleyball announced last week.

Ah Mow joins current UH player Heather Bown on the 19-player roster.

The final 12-member team will be named before it travels to Canada to take on the Canadian national team June 13-17.

Ceremony for racing yacht

The public is invited to join Abracadabra 2000 skipper John Kolius, his crew and construction team, sponsors and donors at 1 p.m. Saturday at Aloha Tower Marketplace for the traditional Hawaii Blessing Ceremony and christening of the first America's Cup yacht ever built in Hawaii.

The yacht's hull, painted by renowned marine artist Wyland, will be unveiled. There will be Hawaii-style music and entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Rainbow volleyball camps

The staff of the University of Hawaii men's volleyball team is offering adult and youth camps, July 19-23, at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The camps will concentrate on skills and team play, and are open to all levels of ability, from beginning to advanced. The cost is $120.

The youth camp, for students in grades 7-12, will run from 1-4:30 p.m. The adult camp is from 6-9 p.m.

For information, call the UH Volleyball Office camp hotline at 956-4505.

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