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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, July 7, 2000

Grand Illusion shatters
Vic-Maui race record

LAHAINA - Grand Illusion crossed the finish line yesterday morning, breaking the Victoria-to-Maui yacht race record by nearly 18 hours.

Grand Illusion finished the 2,308-mile race from Victoria, British Columbia, to the Maui port in 9 days, and 2-plus hours. The old record of 9 days and 20 hours was set by Pyewacket in 1996.

Grand Illusion also appears to be the winner of Class A on corrected time.

More yachts were expected in today. For updated information, the Web site is

Hoop Jam a big draw

A record number of about 400 are expected to play in Hawaii's Hoop Jam basketball tournament tomorrow and Sunday at Mother Waldron Playground in Kakaako.

Teams can choose 3-on-3 half-court or 4-on-4 full-court double-elimination play.

Team check-in for scheduling and rules/regulations is today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Ward Warehouse. For more information, call the Hoop Jam hotline, 235-2020, extension 2.

Keiki Klub at Speedway

Children will be able to participate in "Race-Face Painting" tomorrow at Hawaii Motor Speedway, as the track debuts its Keiki Klub.

Also, the first 300 fans through the gates get a free copy of Racing Wheels newspaper.

On the track, it will be "Double Points Nite." Every racer in every division earns double points toward the Winter Heat 2000 season championships.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Call 682-7139 for information.

Paddleboard race

The inaugural Cline Mann Koolaupoko Memorial 2000 Paddleboard Race is scheduled for July 30.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.

The 17-mile course starts at Makai Pier in Waimanalo and finishes at Outrigger Canoe Club.

For more information, call 923-1585.

Grid golf tourney on tap

The Hawaii chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will hold its second annual golf tournament July 12 at Ala Wai Golf Course.

The sign-up deadline is Monday for the $60-per-player, three-player-per-team modified scramble.

Call Earl Galdeira at 839-5575 for more information.

Isle spikers finish sixth

Impact Hawaii finished sixth in the 12-under girls' division of last weekend's Davis Volleyball Festival at Davis, Calif.

Impact Hawaii, seeded second overall, knocked off top-seeded Temecula Valley (Calif.) during the first-round of the championship bracket.

Three other Hawaii teams competed in the division: Jammers Hawaii (8th), Oahu Volleyball (15th) and Ho'oikaika (18th).

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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