Join us as we catch all the canoe racing action from Kailua Pier to Hilo Bay from May through August.
Paddlers train everyday to compete with other canoe clubs. The twelve Big Island canoe clubs, several thousand competitors and spectators gather to watch the races on the Big Island. All the teams, regardless of age, gender or experience must paddle the same 400+ lbs. Koa wood canoes. Most races are canoes charging bow to bow across the finish. It is a vision fueled by the desire to honor those who went before, to pull hard on the ocean’s waters and “feel the glide” those early mariners felt in their quest for new horizons.
Outrigger canoe paddling is Hawaii’s official team sport!
2011 Moku O Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Racing Association Schedule
5/21 Kai Ehitu Rgatta - Papa Kimiete Ragatta - Kona Pier
5/28 Tui Tonga / Kona Athletic / HuiWa'a O Waikea Reggatta - Kona Pier
6/04 Keauhou Regatta - Founders Regatta - Kona Pier
6/11 Kai Opua Regatta - King Kamehameha Day Regatta - Kona Pier
6/18 Kailana Regatta - Hilo Bayfront
6/25 Keaukaha Regatta - Hilo Bayfront
7/02 Puna Regatta - Hilo Bayfront
7/09 Kamehameha Regatta - John Kekua Jr. Regatta - Hilo Bayfront
7/16 Aunty Maile Moku O Hawaii Championship - Hilo Bayfront
8/06 Hawaii Racing Association State Championship - Hanakao'o Maui