Life begins at 40 for veteran Hong Kong outrigger canoe team taking on brutal Molokai Hoe race in Hawaii

Masters squad from Victoria Recreation Club hopeful of podium finish in their category

For some of us as we hit 40, physical activity becomes limited to reaching for the remote.

But for nine members of Victoria Recreation Club in Deepwater Bay, entering middle age means a 65km paddle across one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world, known as the “Channel of Bones” for its boat-crushing waves up to five metres high.

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Photo: Jean Gorguet