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Shell Va'a victorious once again in 2015 Molokai Hoe

Shell Va'a of Tahiti, 2015 Moloka'i Hoe champions Shell Va'a of Tahiti, 2015 Moloka'i Hoe champions
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A year after being dethroned, the Tahitian men of Shell Va'a conquered the Moloka'i Channel again on Sunday, winning the 69th annual Moloka'i Hoe in a time of 4 hours and 57 minutes.

Tahitian crews dominated the race, with Team Air Tahitit Vaa and Team Opt finishing in second and third place, respectively, in times of 5:08:27 and 5:08:32. 

The first Hawaii crew to cross the finish line, in the waters fronting the Hilton Hawaiian Village, was Na Koa O Kona of Hawai'i Island, with a time of 5:16:48.

Wailea/Primo finished in fifth, Hui Nalu in seventh, and Kauai Wa'a in eighth.

Outrigger Canoe Club and Lanikai Canoa Club finished first and second in the Koa division. Lanikai's Open crew placed 11th.

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