Following the va’a construction tender launched by the LOC between January 25th and February 23rd, 2016, three Polynesian companies were selected to participate in the construction of the 120 to be used for the va’a world championships in 2017 and 2018.
The shortlist of selected constructors :
- Are Va’a
- Tehuritaua Surf Ski
The specifications requirements have been provided on April 1st, 2016 and the 3 companies will present their prototypes (V6 and V1) on May 25th, 2016.
The construction phase of these 60 V1 and 60 V6 is scheduled from September 2016 to April 2017.