Keauhou Founders Regatta complicated by stoppage due to coral reef concerns

KEAUHOU CANOE CLUB/ Contributed The Keauhou Founders Regatta was halted by the DLNR at 4 p.m. Saturday due to concerns about damage to coral reefs.

Keauhou CC collected two gold medals, three silver and two bronze during the Founders Regatta. (KEAUHOU CANOE CLUB/Courtesy photo)

Race markers were found to have damaged coral reefs. (Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources/courtesy photo)

KAILUA-KONA — Keauhou Canoe Club’s Founders Regatta got off to a good start on Saturday, but later came to an unexpected halt.