Monday 2nd to Friday 6th of December 2019 - Motu2Motu Aitutaki
Paddle the BEST EVENT in the COOK ISLANDS!!!!!
Motu2Motu Aitutaki is now a multi award winning event having picked up two awards, Winners of the Festivals and Events Award and Outer Island Award for 2015/2016 at the Air New Zealand Cook Island National Tourism Awards
2011 saw the creation of what was only a simple idea of seeing the Aitutaki Lagoon from a different perspective and making a race of it. From that idea Motu2Motu was born.
What better way to finish your 2018 Vaka Eiva campaign and trip to the Cook Islands than visiting beautiful Aitutaki and racing in the BEST EVENT in the COOK
36kms, 7 legs, 6 changeovers, mixed crews, 1 awesome day.
In 2011, 17 international paddlers participated in our first race, 2012 and 2013 saw the event grow bigger and better each time and the 2014 event was our "feel good" event with many commenting 2014, "the best Motu2Motu yet" and 2015 "the race we have to come back to finish”, 2016, "so much fun".
2017 and 2018 saw 10 vaka in the water, a lot of returning friends and a whole heap of new paddlers from around the globe came to Aituaki to experience Motu2Motu and join our Aitutaki and Cook Islands paddling family. And you know what? So many are coming back again this year we just might end up with 12!!!!!
2019 will again include the 12KM women and men races in Motu2Motu week. . 12km and 18km Iron Races for Open men and women and Master (and above) men and women, sorry no mixed. The iron races will take place on Monday the 3rd of December. This will be an opportunity for paddlers travelling in teams to be able to paddle Aitutaki Lagoon with your team mates before you are split up for the Motu2Motu 36km on Tuesday the 4th. If you are not travelling in a team we will do our utmost to accommodate you into a team.
Motu2Motu Aitutaki is the perfect changeover race for novices. Could there be a more perfect place for your first ever international changeover race?...... we think not.
Check out our details page for more information for Motu2Motu Aitutaki 2019