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ASAP celebrates Flag Day with Outrigger Fun Races

Building on the momentum of winning 9 medals in Fiji at the Wai Tui International Regatta this past Easter weekend, members of the American Samoa Association of Paddlers (ASAP) organized Flag Day Fun Races to join in Territory-wide celebrations. The 2-day event featured a long distance 10 kilometer race on Friday afternoon, followed by sprint races on Saturday. Over 40 paddlers and support crew participated in this event.more

Alo takes gold, silver, and bronze in Suva

The end of a tropical depression threw out blustery winds, blinding rains and heavy surf. Despite the weather conditions, Alo O Samoa Outrigger brought back a total of 9 medals from the 2009 Wai Tui International Outrigger Regatta in Suva, Fiji. Alo O Samoa Outrigger is a member of the American Samoa Association of Paddlers (ASAP) and competed against teams from Fiji and Australia.more

Webelos take to the Ocean during Moso'oi Festival

50 Webelos Boy Scouts participated in an introductory paddling workshop hosted by Alo's Bo Schwenke and John Goeke.more

Mosooi Festival Outrigger Regatta Results

90 paddlers competed in ASAP's first interisland regatta. Samoa teams Pualele, Tautai, and SOCA women's development competed with local teams in sprints and a 10k marathon. See final results here.more

Tusi-Alo women take 1ST at Teuila Festival Regatta

Team Tusi partnered with Alo women and sprinted to a first-place finish in the Open Women 500 and 250 races in Apia.more

Alo takes GOLD at Alcatraz Challenge

World Sprint paddlers medal at SF marathon race as warm-up to World Sprints.more

Alo paddlers to represent AS at IVF World Sprints

John Goeke, Bo Schwenke, and Dea Waller will compete in the V1 500 sprints for American Samoa. The World Sprints will be held at Lake Natoma in Sacramento, CA from August 1 - 9.more
maybe next summer?

TAITAITAMA grant funds July junior paddling clinic

ASAP will provide a junior paddling clinic from July 8-17 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, thanks to the First Lady's TAITAITAMA Initiative. All interested paddlers (ages 9 and up) need to register by July 8.more
4th of July paddlers

Paddlers turn out for June Fun Races

The newly formed American Samoa Association of Paddlers (ASAP) hosted their first organized paddling races this past Saturday, June 28th. According to ASAP Race Chair Elena Vaouli, "the event was extremely successful, with over 60 paddlers and support crews participating in 17 different races." Clubs representing government, private sector and community groups joined in the fun, including teams from the Feleti Barstow Library, ANZ Bank, AS-EPA and Team King. Team Tusi took the most honors, winning both the social women's and mixed team 250m sprints. Team King and Team EPA were also victorious, with Team King winning the social mixed 500m sprints and Team EPA winning the social mixed 500m turn races. V1 500m winners were John Goeke in the Men's Category and Betty Herdrich in the Women's Category. ASAP hopes to continue this momentum and build greater interest in the sport by hosting more paddlig events and inviting new and veteran paddlers to join them on the water.more
Alo Women with SOCA President and SMI's Liu

Alo takes GOLD at Samoa Independence Day Regatta

American Samoa Association of Paddlers sent members of Alo O Samoa Outrigger and Team Tusi to compete in the Apia flag day races over the weekend. Under the banner of Alo O’ Samoa the crew won the open mixed V6 15k on Saturday and the open women V6 500 race on Monday. Alo women’s steers person Peti Herdrich also took 3rd place in the open women’s V1 500, completing a successful event for the paddlers from American Samoa.more
paddlers at the finish

Cinco de Mayo Fun Race Results

40 paddlers competed in informal outrigger races held Saturday May 3 at Utulei Beach. Notable absences were Team ANZ, Team EPA, and the Desperados who all sent regrets for work commitments. The first race was delayed until about 3:30 in order to allow the junior sailors to finish their last race of the day. 7 events were completed with the last race ending at about 6:15 in a little under 3 hours. Unfortunate windy conditions forced the cancellation of finals for the 500M and the 1000M turn races. Many paddlers then enjoyed the evening at the PPYC Cinco de Mayo junior sailing fundraiser.more
Bo on the GO!

Alo O Samoa Outrigger take 7 medals at Wai Tui Fij

Alo O Samoa Outrigger sent 5 V1 paddlers to compete in both the 500-meter sprint and long distance races in Suva, Fiji last week. The paddlers brought back 5 silver medals and two bronzes. More than 300 paddlers from Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, American Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Wallis and Futuna competed in the three-day event.more
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