We had the Kozlovichs, the Palfreys, Bill Goding and Forrest Nelson over for dinner. Of our diners in attendance more than half have crossed at least two Hawaiian Channels, and Jeff Kozlovich, has paddled across at least three of them.
Jeff, Nelson and Bill were all on Penny's boat. They were a part of Penny's courageous attempt to cross the Ka`ieiewaho. Measuring more than seventy miles, it is the widest channel in the islands. It spans the water between Oahu and Kauai.
I was on the boat with Chris Palfrey last week, stroke coaching and assisting him as he became the thirteenth person to cross the Kaiwi. The twenty six mile channel spanning between Molokai and Oahu. Chris is now the new record holder.