Kaanapali Beach Resort Hosts 7th Annual Wa`a Kiakahi 2011 - Kaanapali Resort
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Kaanapali Beach Resort Hosts 7th Annual Wa`a Kiakahi 2011

Kaanapali, Maui, HI – Kaanapali Beach Resort is hosting the seventh annual Wa‘a Kiakahi event within the resort from Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12, 2011.

Open to the public, Wa‘a Kiakahi perpetuates the ancient sport and culture of Hawaiian canoe sailing. The schedule of activities includes:

Friday, June 10, 4 pm
Traditional Hawaiian welcome for the 10 participating crews of the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association at Kaanapali Beach in front of The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach.

Saturday, June 11, 10 am – 4 pm
Complimentary Hawaiian sailing canoe rides. Registration for canoe rides take place on the beach fronting The Whaler on Ka‘anapali Beach – look for the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association tent.

Crew members will be on hand throughout the day. The public is welcome to meet the crews and learn more about this ancient form of Hawaiian canoe sailing.

Sunday, June 12, 8 am
Traditional Hawaiian farewell ceremony for the crews before the teams race from Ka‘anapali to Moloka‘i.

About Kaanapali Beach Resort
Kaanapali Beach Resort is set beside three miles of white sand beach with a view of neighboring Hawaiian Islands, Moloka‘i and Lana‘i. Long established, as the Hawaiian resort “where the world comes to play”, Kaanapali Beach Resort is an active vacation destination that features an oceanfront shopping center, 11 hotels and condominiums, world-class spas, two golf courses and more than a dozen tennis courts. Over half a million visitors choose to visit Kaanapali annually. For more information visit www.kaanapaliresort.com

Media Contact:
Shelley Kekuna or Liz Sager
Ka‘anapali Beach Resort Association
Telephone: 808-661-3271
Email: skekuna@kaanapaliresort.com or liz@kaanapaliresort.com