Sarah Carson

Age 21
Engineering (chemical materials)
From Pakuranga, Auckland
Only started paddling in January 2017

Georgia Naera

Age 19
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
From Rotorua
Started paddling when she was only seven.

The Queen Lili’uokalani Experience

After a long 8 hour flight, a full day of shopping at Ala Moana Shopping Centre in Honolulu, and a second flight to Kona, we finally arrived at our hotel for the week.   Day 1   On our first day in Kona the team headed down to the race base at Kamakahonu Bay...

1 Week Till Hawaii

FINALLY MADE 30KM     Our team has started to dial down trainings as we get closer to Hawaii, however over the last couple of Saturday trainings our team was finally able to meet our goal by reaching 30km at training. As you can see the weather hasn’t been...

2 Weeks Till Hawaii

GYM TRAINING To make sure our team is performing at the best of our ability, the university has provided us with free gym memberships, as well as our own personal trainer. Each of us met with the PT individually and completed a basic fitness test, and from this our PT...

3 Weeks Till Hawaii

On Water Training After The Great Waka Ama race finished our team had a break from trainings for about a week, then we got back into it starting with two on water trainings a week, one on Monday nights after uni and the other on Saturday mornings. Then in May we...

Engineering Students Journey to Hawaii

With only 6 weeks left to go we thought we better let you know how things are going. So if you didn’t know already, The University of Auckland's Engineering Waka Ama Team is currently in training to go and compete in Hawaii at the end of August. Who are we? We are the...