New Ireland activities in full swing

The race course, although short, was a real entertainer.

The racers gunned off in their traditional dugout canoes from the Malagan Beach Resort to the Kavieng Market wharf.

Japeth Demas and Duks Eremas sailed past the finish line to be crowned winners for the male and female categories respectively.

This is just the start to the 2018 New Ireland Day in Kavieng, where a full day of activities is planned.