Kailana regatta honors Aunty Maile: Canoe club hosts 1,295 paddlers from 348 crews

Kailana Canoe Club held its annual regatta on Saturday in Hilo Bay. (CONNOR WHITT/ Tribune-Herald)

CONNOR WHITT/ Tribune-Herald Nearly 1,300 paddlers took part in Saturday's regatta.

Kailana Canoe Club’s regatta on Saturday was the club’s first step in rebuilding, as well as honoring and carrying on the legacy of late longtime president Aunty Maile Mauhili.