Nafanua regatta unites community

The success of the Nafanua Kalapu Alo Paopao regatta last week was that it brought the community together to do something they are passionate about. 

Nafanua President, Taualai Fonoti, said the event was a great success but that could not have happened without the participation and support of everyone involved.

"Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2020 Vodafone Nafanua Halloween Regatta," he said.

The competition was divided into two divisions, the Business House and Samoa Outrigger Canoe Association.

About hundreds of people were gathered at Mulinuu on the day of the event, even businesses involved had their own cheering squads who were on the seawall watching the live race.

Alo Paopao enthusiasts welcomed the opportunity to have a day of fun.

"I love watching Alo Paopao, and honestly this is a very fantastic competition," said Rudolf Vincent. 

Mr. Vincent was with his family watching the race from inside Sails Restaurant and Bar at Mulinuu.

Here are the official results of the 2020 Vodafone Nafanua Halloween Regatta:

Business House Division

Pool A

  • Joe's Gym 1
  • Sails Restaurant
  • Joe's Gym 2
  • Vodafone 2
  • Ministry of Police
  • Eyespy Radio

Pool B

  • Samoa Water Authority 1
  • Ah Liki Wholesale
  • Samoa Water Authority 4
  • SPREP 1
  • Naydith Events and Hirage
  • SPREP 2

Participation Awards

  • ANZ 1
  • ANZ 2
  • Australia High Commission
  • Bank of Uso's
  • Public Service Commission
  • Samoa Medical Association 1
  • Samoa Medical Association 2
  • Samoa Water Authority 2
  • Samoa Water Authority 3
  • TV3 Samoa 
  • Vodafone 1 
  • United Nations

Special Awards

  • Best Dressed - Ministry of Police
  • Team Congeniality - Samoa Medical Association
  • Most Organized - ANZ
  • Gender Equality - Public Service Commission

Samoa Outrigger Canoe Association Division

Junior Boys:

  • APP Academy

Social Mix 

  • Nafanua KAP
  • Laumei OCC
  • APP Academy
  • Nafanua KAP 2

Open Mix

  • Nafanua KAP
  • Laumei OCC 1
  • Laumei OCC 2
  • Laumei OCC 3
  • Pualele OCC

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