By: L.N. Reklai

October 21, 2016 (Koror) The annual Micronesia Cup outrigger paddling competition started today at the Meyuns Seaplane Ramp and will continue until Sunday.

Approximately 400 people are expected to attend this event, coming from all over the region, Guam, CNMI, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan including Palau participants.


The annual outrigger paddling competition rotates between Palau, CNMI and Guam venues.  Last year, it was scheduled to be held in CNMI but due to Typhoon Soudelor, was cancelled.

“This is great fun and we invite everyone to join us.  The event includes 500 meter races, 1500 meters, and long distances.  Also, there will be open categories, mix and juniors,” stated Minister Baklai Temengil-Chilton.

The three-day event will be held at Meyuns Seaplane Ramp in Koror State. [/restrict]