HVA Rudderless Fun Run

Exact location to be determined 4 days before the Fun Run and will be based on forecasted weather conditions. The Ocean Playground Shuttle has been reserved. Shuttle will meet us @ 9 am to load up at chosen finishing point then drop us off at the start.

HVA is pre paying to reserve the shuttle but each paddler must bring pay their own shuttle fare of $10. Paddlers are required to make arrangements for their own canoe as HVA will not be providing canoes. The shuttle is able to hold 17 canoes/paddlers and is first come first served. After that paddlers will have to set up their own rides.

The location of the run will be chosen to allow for the best possible surfing run. Length of the run will be between 6 and 10 miles. Again this will be a rudderless only fun run... let's go!!!

If you are interested please PM us on Ocpaddler or join the event posted on HVA's Facebook page.

Submitted by HVA on Sun, 12/05/2010 - 12:20pm



Is it a downwinder?


#1 Sun, 12/05/2010 - 2:56pm


"The location of the run will be chosen to allow for the best possible surfing run"

I don't think that means upwind


#2 Mon, 12/06/2010 - 5:23am


Is a surfing run a downwinder? We don't have surfing runs here in Warshingtun, just downwinders!


#3 Tue, 12/07/2010 - 5:44am


From personal experience, I thinkso more easy for paddle upwind rudderless than downwind. For downwind, like last Saturday's Toy for Tots, more bettah for paddle oc-1. No need work as hard trying for keep the canoe from breaking away or tracking.


#4 Tue, 12/07/2010 - 11:06am


That's y we paddle v1 especially in a race like the last toys for tot race it jus increases paddling ability and this will b a fun run so if u catch a big drop and lose control its fine cuz we won't b racing jus having fun and learning!


#5 Tue, 12/07/2010 - 12:04pm


More so you can compare apples to apples. For me there's no doubt ruddered boats are faster downwind. But also no doubt it takes a lot more concentration, effort, and practice to go downwind in a rudderless. I like the challenge and people think I'm crazy...


#6 Tue, 12/07/2010 - 12:43pm


Are we going to see V1 in the next molo solo? Has that been done yet?


#7 Tue, 12/07/2010 - 2:59pm


It was ALMOST done in last year's Relay...


#8 Tue, 12/07/2010 - 3:44pm


Not in a V-1. But two paddlers: Karel Sr, in a rudderless monohull canoe, and another windward paddler named Old's in a 3-man outrigger around 30 years ago in the Kanaka Ikaika Molokai Challenge.


#9 Tue, 12/07/2010 - 10:13pm


good old Kevin Olds


#10 Wed, 12/08/2010 - 8:47am


Right-toe toa moana, mahalo. Imagine paddling solo out in the Channel using a long true straight (no bend) closet pole size shaft big blade paddle w/o t-top. Now that's one hell of a tough paddler.


#11 Wed, 12/08/2010 - 9:56am


I know Paul Gaye did it, not too sure about Kenny Olds.


#12 Wed, 12/08/2010 - 4:26pm


Winds for the Jan 2nd are forecasted 14-20 mph trades. Choices are the typical runs... Turtle bay to Haleiwa may be out as there's a 5-7 ft NW swell. This narrows things down to a makapu'u or HK run unless there are any other ideas...


#13 Mon, 12/27/2010 - 3:01pm


Two different forecasts are calling for 10-15 mph straight East winds on the second. The loading and finish point will be Kaimana. Remember be there and ready to load your V-1 @ 9am. Space is first come first served. Shuttle costs $10 per paddler.

We had hoped to do a different run outside the norm but conditions should be best for the HK run. Hope to see all you rudderless paddlers there!


#14 Wed, 12/29/2010 - 9:13pm


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