Aloha Gene

Aloha Gene
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UTAH Stories Article-Hawaiian Canoe Club: Aloha from the Great Salt Lake

UTAH Stories Article-Hawaiian Canoe Club: Aloha from the Great Salt Lake
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Salt Lake Magazine Article-August 2014

Salt Lake Magazine Article-August 2014
Hui Paoakalani was featured in an article about the GSL in Salt Lake Magazine-August 2014 issue.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CANOE MAINTENANCE - SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2017

Aloha Hui Members and Friends,

Our July 4th Weekend plans DO NOT include paddling on Saturday, July 1, 2017.  Instead, we will be meeting at the Great Salt Lake Marina on Saturday to complete our maintenance work on our canoe, Melinda Lei Hanohano.   We want to complete the clear coating of Melinda and possibly rig and launch her in order to have her ready for our July activities during the coming weeks.  We plan to meet at our regular time at 10 am and work until we complete the maintenance.  We still plan to have a quick pot luck luncheon around 12 Noon.

We wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day on July 4th.  Please drive safely and have fun with your family and friends.  Please call me at 801-721-7026 if you have any questions.

Mahalo,  Ben

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

HUI PADDLE - SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017

Aloha Hui Members and Friends:

We will be paddling this Saturday, June 24, 2017 starting at 10 am to 2 pm.  We had a great time at the GSL Sailfest while Darren and Tammy were in Hawaii to welcome the Hokulea home from it's Journey around the World.  Maybe they will share some of their feelings and pictures of the Hokulea Homecoming celebration with us when they get back from Hawaii.

Our Potluck Luncheon will be sometime after 12 Noon.  We will be bringing Sweet & Sour Spareribs, Rice and Potato Salad this week.  Please bring your favorite dish or something along those lines to share with us or just bring some delicious dessert.  Again, if you have any questions, call Ben at 801-721-7026.

Mahalo!!  Hui Paoakalani

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017: PADDLE & GSL YACHT CLUB SAILFEST

Aloha Hui Members & Friends,

This weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 16 - 18, 2017 is the Great Salt Lake Yacht Club's Annual Sailfest!!  The following link to their website provides details of the 2017 Sailfest: http://www.gslyc.org/

The Hui will be paddling on Saturday, June 17th, from 10 am to 2 pm.  Visitors should remember that there is an entry fee of $3 to the GSL Marina State Park.  The Hui will have a pot luck luncheon sometime after 12 Noon.  We are planning to have some Chili and Rice bowls but you are welcome to bring your favorite dish or dessert.  Expect the Marina to be a little busier than normal with Sailfest 2017 activities.

Regarding the dredging of the marina, Dave Shearer, Harbor Master, reports that there is still a lot of dredging to be done.  They are currently working on the mouth of the harbor in order to have it open and deep for Saturday and Sunday Sailfest activities.  They will begin to reassemble E and D docks but the docks may not be ready for use until mid July.  Also, earlier this past week the marina had wind gusts up to 90 mph and the marina was closed during that period.  Our canoes made it through the strong winds.

Please contact Ben Au at 801-721-7026 if you have any questions.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

SATURDAY PADDLE WITH ABC4 NEWS - JUNE 10, 2017

ALOHA HUI MEMBERS & FRIENDS:

We will be paddling this Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm.  ABC4 News will be visiting the Hui and paddling with us at the start of the day.  All others can paddle with us after they finish their piece on the Great Salt Lake and recreational activities.  We are also planning to rig and launch the Melinda Hanohano on Saturday as we were not able to put both canoes into the lake last Saturday.
As usual, we will have a pot luck luncheon during the noon hour.  Current forecasts show temperatures in the mid 70's with partly cloudy - sunny day  and winds WNW  10 to 15 mph.  Water temperatures are nice this time of the year before warming up in July.

Call Ben at 801-721-7026 if you have questions.

Mahalo!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

WA'A LAUNCH & PADDLE SEASON KICKOFF - SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017

Aloha Hui Members and Friends,

PADDLE SEASON KICKOFF - COME JOIN US ON SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017
Kickoff Time:  10 am (We will be there from 10 am to 2 pm plus)

The Hui will be finishing the maintenance on Na Wa'a this Saturday, June 3, 2017.  We will also rig the canoes (Duke Paoa Kahanamoku and Melinda Lei Hanohano) in preparation to launch both canoes on Saturday.  Naturally, time permitting, we will want to go for a short paddle after launching the canoes contingent on how much help we have to complete all our tasks for the day.  We invite anyone available to join us this weekend to kick off the paddling season.

Potluck Luncheon will be Chinese Noodle, Char siu and anything else you want to bring.  We  normally eat sometime after 12 Noon.

2017 PADDLE SEASON:  We normally paddle throughout the summer months (June - August) and into the fall contingent on good weather.  Please visit this blog spot every week for details.

Call or text Ben Au at 801-721-7026 if you have any questions.

Mahalo,

Ben