The National, Friday, 27th May 2011
THE newly formed Port Moresby Canoe Association (POMCSA) is in full swing going into its second race of the season down at Ela Beach tomorrow for the A grade category.
Founder and president of the POMCSA Dean Ani was excited with the formation of the new canoe sailing association and its revival.
“It has been slow trying get this competition set up but I am glad that my dream has finally come to fruition and with the assistance and encouragement from the likes of Wally Irau, Gavau Illa, Kila Gula, Stanley Mula and Kila Navu and not forgetting his family members,” Ani said.
The association also has an approved constitution and bylaws and sailing rules for all canoe owner and crews to adhere to so it is done properly before the start of the competition.
The first race was held early this month starting off with eight canoes sailing on 13 courses drawn up for the windy conditions.
This weekend’s second race should be an entertaining and bigger event as more canoes from Hula and the Motuan coast areas are expected to join in and register for the second season’s racing.
Meanwhile, the newly appointed POMCSA executives are Ani (President), Wally Irau (Vice president), Gavu Ila (Secretary) and Kila Gulo is the treasurer.
Sponsorship from various interested companies is welcome.