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Outward Bound Welcomes its New Waka Fleet

Fun times at Anakiwa this afternoon!

We were honoured to participate in welcoming ngā waka e toru to the Outward Bound whānau.

We were so privileged to be able to witness and participate in the welcoming of the the fleet of 3 new mahimahi waka that arrived at Outward Bound this week. What an honour to experience their enthusiasm as they fully embrace this new way of being on the water.

Six Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club members (four of them Outward Bound alumni) journeyed over to the launch ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Members from Waikawa Waka Ama club were also there to welcome the waka and offer their awhi for this new Outward Bound venture.

Representatives from Waikawa Marae welcomed and blessed the waka. The enthusiasm of the Outward Bound instructors was bubbling over as they gathered paddles and lifejackets and went for a short hoe around the the bay with Waikawa and Maitahi club members assisting with steering and seat one.

Outward Bound launches their new waka ama fleet

Outward Bound launches their new waka ama fleet

Re-living Outward Bound

Linda wanted to relive some of her Outward Bound memories and talked Chris into jumping off the wharf with her.

Linda reliving memories of Outward Bound by jumping off the wharf

Linda reliving memories of Outward Bound by jumping off the wharf

Linda reliving memories of Outward Bound by jumping off the wharf

Linda reliving memories of Outward Bound by jumping off the wharf

 

Its never too late to start paddling waka ama

We always welcome new members to the Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club.
We have social and racing waka ama crews catering for a wide variety of ages and abilities.

We have Junior Rangatahi crews (school aged children) right through to Masters 70s paddlers (over 70s).