travel french polynesia huahine fare hawaiki nui va'a

The annual Hawaiki Nui Va'a, a three-day four island outrigger canoe race was about to begin and teams were doing last-minute fixes to their equipment.
The race would leave Huahine for a 44.5 km row to Raiatea, then 28 km to Tahaa, then a finish at Bora Bora 58 km away.
Sponsored teams came from all over French Polynesia, New Zealand, and Hawaii.
It was a hot day and excitement was in the air..."

TRAVEL:
2007 -


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Poster and Map of the Hawaiki Nui Va'a, Fare, Huahine, 2007.



The outrigger canoes are unloaded from the open doors of the freighter, Fare, Huahine, 2007.



Outrigger canoes, Fare, Huahine, 2007.



Signing up for the race, Fare, Huahine, 2007.



Outrigger canoes, Fare, Huahine, 2007.



Racers do last minute work on boats then retire to a waterfront bar that provides shade, Fare, Huahine, 2007.



Make-shift bar for the racers along the waterfront, Fare, Huahine, 2007.



All dressed up for the festivities... 2007.




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