Aug 23rd - Oceanside Nine Man - Paopao OCC, California

OffShore womens & NAC mens win! Hanohano mix 1st.
[Story & Photos] at KOA

Aug 23 - Lanikai wins Kailua Bay Iron Challenge (mens) - Oahu

[Y2Kanu Photos] courtesy Rick Leton
[Pacific Paddler Photos] courtesy Ropati Hebenstreit
[Complete Results] at Pacific Paddler Online

Aug 23 - Lae'ula O Kai wins Queen Ka‘ahumanu Ironwoman - Maui

Na Kai 'Ewalu's Iron Women's Race from Maliko to Kahului on Maui finished today.

It was a beautiful day with partial clouds so we didn't get too hot. Dina Starbuck introduced Kalena Goveia with a Hawaiian chant and then Kalena called blessings on the canoes and crews. Our wonderful Maui Lifeguards were out on their jetskis (Thanks, guys!). Everyone arrived safely.

Kanaka Ikaika 2004 Series Schedule

[Kanaka Ikaika Schedule] posted up over at
Start planning your season!

Aug 17 - "Lae Ula O Kai, Kahana win paddling races" - Maui

Article courtesy The Maui News - 8/17

LAHAINA — Kahana Canoe Club finished first in the men’s division of the George Paoa Memorial Race on Saturday. Lae Ula O Kai topped the women’s division in winds between 15-25 mph and large waves.

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Ironwoman Race Aug 23

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Ironwoman Race
Maliko to Kahului Harbor
August 23, 2003

Divisions: (all 6-women outrigger canoe)
Novice (1st or 2nd yr) with an experienced, open steerswoman
Master (35 and up)
Senior Master (45 and up)

Time: Registration opens 7:30. Pule at 8:00. Start at 8:30

Place: Start at Maliko Gulch. End at Kahului Harbor

Entry Fee: $120 per crew

Contact: Na Kai ‘Ewalu
Faith Mori @ 878-6075 or Karen Chun @ 579-9328

Beautiful medals will be awarded to each paddler in the first and second place crews in each division.

A champagne brunch will follow the race.

Canvas is required. No escort boats or coaching allowed.
We will have safety boats on hand.

Canoes available for crews from other islands

This is the only woman’s iron outrigger canoe race in the world. We do this race to honor Queen Ka‘ahumanu, a strong, athletic ruler who did much to free society from the stifling kapu system. To help us honor her and her sisters-in-spirit, our women paddlers, we are requesting that any men who may be tempted to paddle during this race, please respect our wishes and save your energy for tomorrow’s Great Kahakaloa Race.

Sept 13 East Coast Outrigger Canoe Sprint Championships - register by 9/5


The Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club (POCC) and the East Coast Outrigger Racing Association (ECORA) will host the first annual East Coast Outrigger Canoe Sprint Championships in Philadelphiaon Sept 13th, 2003. This is inaugural year of this premier event, which will feature over 30 teams from all over the east coast from Florida to Maine and will crown the fastest team in the east. Teams will participate in several classes of boats and in various divisions. The event will also feature Community Challenge races for area businesses, community and “law enforcement” groups and a challenger division for mentally disabled athletes.

Early registration deadline is August 20th and registration closes Sept 5th. No experience is necessary to participate, so come join the fun and experience the spirit of Aloha! For more information, go to

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