Kia Orana and Welcome to Matson Vaka Eiva 2015 – The Twelfth Event!
20th to 27th November 2015
From small beginnings in 2004 for the inaugural Vaka Eiva right up to the introduction of GPS technology for the Eleventh Event in 2014, The Cook Islands Canoeing Association is filled with excitement and are proud to welcome Matson as our Platinum Naming Sponsor of Vaka Eiva 2015.
To celebrate our new partnership with Matson, we are including a new racing division into the festival, to be called the Matson V6 Island Iron. This division will race on the same day and time as the 36km Round Rarotonga Relay but without the change over’s. Also new to this years event will be the introduction of the yellow race winner’s shirt, which will go to the division winners of the Monday Iron races and will be worn during the Round Raro Relay and Iron races. This will lift the challenge of vaka racing in the Cook Islands to the next level.
As always, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our major sponsors for their generous support over the years. Quite simply the event could not happen without their support, and it is with their help that this little island is able to host this huge event!
CICA would also like to extend our thanks to our Premier Business Partner Cook Islands Tourism Corporation for their on-going support of Vaka Eiva.
The local paddling community and wider Cook Island Community is looking forward to welcoming back our old friends and meeting new ones for our Twelfth Event!
Watch this space as well as our Vaka Eiva Facebook page for the latest information.
Kia orana e kia manuia!.