Pailolo Challenge (Maui to Moloka'i)

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Sep 20 2008 9:00 am
Event Description: 

Host: Coffees of Hawai'i & Hawaiian Canoe Club
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008
Start Time: 9am
Course: Flemings Beach, Maui to Kaunakakai Pier, Moloka'i (26 miles)

One of the windiest channels in the Hawaiian islands, the Pailolo Channel takes the trades that funnel between Maui and Moloka'i and transforms them into perfectly spaced bumps that offer rides virtually all the way from the start at DT Flemings Beach Park to Kaunakakai Pier, 26 miles away.

The race is opened to HCRA approved fiberglass six-person outrigger canoes. The divisions are Men's Open 9, Women's Open 10, Men's Master 9, Women's Master 12 (50+), Men's Iron 6. Start time is 9am.

The entry fee is $270 and includes t-shirt, awards, and post-race luau at Kaunakakai. There will be a BBQ at Flemings Beach Park on Friday, Sept. 19 at 5:30pm.

For information regarding canoe transport/towing or escort boats contact Rick Nu'u at Check out for more information and for registration materials.


Posted by keizo on Fri, 08/01/2008 - 12:14am

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Don't miss out on this year's Pailolo Challenge (Maui to Moloka'i)
Check out last year's race video:

Your $270 entry fee gets you
-Pre-race meal on Friday night at Flemings Beach
-Breakfast the day of the race
-Bumps all the way to Moloka'i
-A race t-shirt, bag, coffee, and awards
-AND a post-race meal at Kaunakakai Pier

Contact Hawaiian Canoe Club at 808-893-2124 for help with canoe borrowing, escort boats, and canoe trailering.

Entry forms available at </>

#1 Sun, 09/07/2008 - 5:00pm

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