Mayor sponsors canoe races

Canoes will be zipping across the lagoon on Saturday, February 21, when Mayor Mudge Samuel of the Majuro Atoll Local Government sponsors a series of canoe races. There will be two canoe divisions competing, plus a riwut (miniature canoe) division.  The races will be part of the Majuro Atoll 2015 Liberation day celebration. First to race will be the riwuts at 1:30pm. Their course will be from Enearmij Island (the V7AB antenna island near Ejit) to Delap. Both divisions of canoes  (14-18 feet and 18-24 feet) will begin their races shortly after the finish of the riwut race. The courses will be decided on the day of the race, depending on wind speed and direction.