HONOLULU (KHON2) — A historic handover marks a new chapter for Na Wahine O Ke Kai.

The board of directors have decided to hand over the race to the Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association.

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“We are honored to take on the stewardship of Na Wahine O Ke Kai, an iconic race that embodies the spirit of aloha and celebrates the extraordinary abilities of women in our sport. OHCRA is excited to continue this journey and to ensure the traditions and excellence of this race thrive for generations to come,” said Luana Froiseth, OHCRA Race Director.

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The association will now handle both the women’s Molokai to Oahu race and the men’s Molokai Hoe and promise to preserve the traditions and values of Hawaiian canoe racing. These will both be broadcast on KHII or KHON in 2024.