Vaka Eiva Paddling Festival
The second Vaka Eiva Paddling Festival will take place at Rarotonga in the Cook Islands from November 14 to 21, 2008. The first Rarotonga Vaka Eiva was in November 2004, and Vaka Eiva 2008 is expected to attract up to 600 paddlers from as far afield as Australia, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, New Zealand, and Samoa. The week of outrigger canoe races will culminate with a 36-kilometer, three-hour canoe race around Rarotonga on November 21. Separate events will be held for men and women. You should already have booked your flights and accommodation if you want to attend Vaka Eiva 2008.