Hawai'i Va'a Association Race Around the Hat

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Sep 12 2009 8:00 am
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Event Description: 

V1 Canoe Race

When: September 12th, 2009

Where: Kualoa Beach Park

Course: Two laps of a 3.25 km loop from Kualoa Beach Park around Chinaman’s Hat (Mokoli’i Island) and back to the beach. Youth races will be conducted within the shelter of Kane’ohe Bay

Divisions: 15 and Under, 18 and Under, Open Men and Women.

Entry Fees: $38 if you need to borrow a canoe, $28 if you have your own canoe, $18 if you will loan out your canoe, Free if you are 18 and under. Entry fee includes T-Shirt, Food, Fun, Awards, Raffle Entry.

On shore we will feature a paddling trade show with booths set up by the local paddling industry. Throughout the day we will have prize give aways from our sponsors. Bring the whole family and enjoy an event on Kane’ohe Bay. This race is open to any rudderless single person outrigger canoe.

Posted by keizo on Sat, 07/25/2009 - 10:00pm

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The entry form for The Race Around the Hat is now online at www.hawaiivaa.org just click on the Registration link at the top of the page.

Please register online as soon as you can. This will help us determine how many canoes, heats, and jerseys are needed on race day. Adult race fees will be collected on the day of the event. If you are 18 and under you still have to specify on the form whether or not you will be needing a boat. Youths race for free.

Registration will remain open online until September 3rd.


#1 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 11:24pm


Race day schedule update.

A short clinic has been added on the morning of the race. This will provide a brief overview of how to paddle and/or steer a V-1 canoe. Novice paddlers are encouraged to come early and get some boat time before racing. Everyone is welcome to attend but this will be specifically geared towards getting new adults and children up to speed. Novice adults will have the choice of paddling either the course around Chinaman's Hat or within Kane'ohe Bay.

Please remember, registration must be done online while race fees and waivers are to be taken care of on race day.

Schedule for September 12th:

Check in, race dues and waivers 7-9
Clinic 8-9
Open Men heat 1 10:00
Open Men heat 2 11:00 (or earlier)
Novice and 15 and under 12:00
Open Women/18 and under 1:00
Open Men final 2:00
Awards 3:00

*Please note there may be starting time changes on race day, but the order of events will remain the same.


#2 Mon, 08/10/2009 - 6:07pm


Just want to remind everyone that the race is coming up. Pre registration will be closing on September 1st.

Response has been great so far with registration! A big thanks to everyone who has gone online and completed the form. Also, we will now be allowing a limited number of beach entries on race day. Race fees will increase by $10 for late registrations. So just make your life easier and cheaper and get online...

Please come out and support the race, our sponsors have really stepped up and we will be having some awesome prize give aways. Really, we're not just saying that!

Mahalo to NS Air, Kamanu Composites, Tiger Canoe and Kayak, Kialoa, DaKine, Planet Sun, Island Paddler, 'Oiwi Ocean Gear, Pacific Paddler Magazine, Broadreach Paddles, Makai Magazine, Makana Ali’i, Mana Blades, Maoli Wa’a, Mudbrook Paddles, Ocean Paddler TV, Olukai, PA’A, Keahiakahoe Canoe Club, and Tahitian Outrigger.


#3 Tue, 08/25/2009 - 9:20pm


Race Courses:

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#4 Sun, 09/06/2009 - 9:56am


ATTENTION!!! Due to permitting issues the course has changed!

We will still be racing out of Kualoa Beach Park. Racing will take place at the main beach park. Start and Finish are to the north of the breakwater protecting the point closest to Chinaman's Hat. Still a fun run and you will still get to paddle "around the hat".

Everything else stays the same. Schedule, divisions, etc. All races are one lap with men's final of two laps. Novice division will run a triangle course in between the beach and Chinaman's Hat. Winds are forecasted to be variable so the water should be beautiful for Children and Adults. See the new map which I have attached. Just wanted to get something out there to keep all paddlers informed.

By the way, registered paddler count is up to 68!

Sorry for the typos, but you guys get the idea....
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