Big day out on wa­ter planned for Porirua

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT -

The sec­ond an­nual Porirua Wa­ter Sports Open Day is be­ing held on the Onepoto arm of Porirua Har­bour this Satur­day.

Over­seen by Porirua City Coun­cil, there will be waka ama, ca­noes, sail boats and plenty of other wa­ter craft for any­one to try out.

‘‘This is about pro­mot­ing Porirua Har­bour, health, leisure and re­cre­ation, and pro­mot­ing the sport­ing groups them­selves,’’ says PCC sports de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Faal­ogo Vaai.

‘‘A lot of peo­ple in Porirua have never been on a boat, this is all about giv­ing it a go.’’

Last year, de­spite bad weather, more than 300 peo­ple came down to the wa­ter and got on boats, pad­dle­boards, in­flat­a­bles and waka. Thir­teen dif­fer­ent wa­ter sports, sup­ported by more than 20 clubs, will be present on the day.

All will have life­jack­ets and have been briefed on the rules of the har­bour.

The event, which is free, kicks off at 8.30am and runs till 1pm.

Got game: Play­ing col­lege ball in the USA could be in Sha­lae, left, and Camese Salmon’s re­spec­tive fu­tures, af­ter prov­ing them­selves to be among the best bas­ket­ballers in the coun­try in 2012.

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