Tuesday, August 16, 2016 by Losalini Bolatagici
Eight participants will take part in the main event, Category One, which is the Camakau race, while 145 children will race their small canoes in Category Two’s Bakanawa race.
Director of Government and Community Relations, Roko Josefa Cinavilakeba says the Pacific Blue Foundation believes much can be gained from the Fijian sailing tradition, and therefore wants to promote this sailing culture so the knowledge can be shared, passed down, and retained.
Roko Josefa said Veitau Waqa highlighted the importance of the boat-building skills and sailing techniques practiced by Fijians for over 3000 years.
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