Photographer's Note

Ikuna Koa Outrigger Canoe Club held a blessing ceremony to launch their new canoe. I overheard conversation indicating that the Koa log providing the main hull of the canoe had been shipped over from Hawaii. There are canoes being constructed of synthetic materials in this modern age, however, many traditionalist people feel the original Koa wood is imperative. It is obvious, from the photograph, that fiberglass has been utilized in the construction of this canoe, even if the main hull was carved from Koa. You will note the leaves placed beneath the hull to protect it from abrasion from the sand.

The launch was followed by a very nice luau and Hawaiian cultural presentation. I will post a portrait of the "Kahuna", who performed the blessing ceremony, in the workshop.

The San Diego Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club is home to a very diverse group of waterfront types. A recent news article allowed that the members were "born in flip-flops", in reference to the informality of the club, which tends to eschew the "yacht club" image.

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Additional Photos by Larry Carolan (lcarolan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 12 N: 383] (930)
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