The Molokai World Championship race committee has announced that qualified paddlers will be able to apply to share escort boats or apply for an exemption from requiring an escort boat. 
 

Once an entry is received, a contestant may apply for an exemption from an escort boat or to share an escort boat. Based on the paddlers written motivation & experience the race committee will decide on whether or not the exemption will be given.

 

This year the race committee is revising the safety standards of the race. Paddlers may be required to have a PFD and Flare as mandatory safety items. Please watch the news for updates regarding Escort Boats and safety equipment…