Canoe racing treat for Pom residents

Canoe racing enthusiasts are in for a treat this weekend with a competition held in Port Moresby to commemorate the Hiri Moale Festival, coinciding with the Lagatoi sail.

Teams from Central Province and Motu-Koita will vie for awards and cash prizes during the two-day canoe racing fest on Friday (Sept 30) and Saturday.

David Davai, a member of the Motu-Koita Assembly and coordinator of the competition, says the canoe race will coincide with the sailing of the Lagatoi out from Manubada.

Three separate divisions of C, B and A Grade will take part in the competition, which begins at 9am, and presentations of awards later in the afternoon.

Both C and A Grade will race on Friday while the B Grade division race is on Saturday.

A total of 39 teams have registered already to take part. Late entries on the day will be charged K100.

Cedric Patjole