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Maine Outrigger / Surfski Championships

Jun 16 2007 7:08 pm
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Event Description: 

Maine Outrigger / Surfski Championships to be held in the beautiful Casco Bay region of the central Maine coast , one of the worlds most beautiful coastlines. The format for the race will be point to point , downwind or "downeast" as they say around here. The course will be 15 miles long . This race is destined to be come a classic. If it`s hot where you live in June come to Maine and cool off. The race T shirts are really cool and the prize table at the finish line will have lots of unique stuff from Hawaii. Entry fee: $50. Proceeds benefit the 5 P Minus Society, http://www.fivepminus.org
Official Race Photo: http://www.willarts.com/

Contact info for this event :

http://maineoutriggerchampionships.blogspot.com/
http://www.easternoutrigger.com/
wehuli@prexar.com
207-841-5321

Aloha,
Eric McNett
Eastern Outrigger

ALLWAVE cup 2007 - Giglio Island - Italy

May 5 2007 3:00 pm
May 6 2007 9:30 am
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Event Description: 

saturday 5 may OC1 race, 20 km. - circumnavigation of the island
sunday 6 may OC2 race, 20 km. - circumnavigation of the island
10.000 $ prize

KURO-SHIO-SOH, SPRING EDITION

Apr 8 2007 9:00 am
Apr 8 2007 3:00 pm
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Event Description: 

Down Wind one man race in Shizuoka Pref., Japan.

JAPAN OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dec 3 2006 9:00 am
Dec 3 2006 7:00 pm
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Event Description: 

Inaugural Club Championships between Japanese outrigger canoe clubs.
Held in Chigasaki-beach, Shonan, JAPAN.

KUPAIANAHA (DOING THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME FOR THE RIGHT REASON)

Sep 9 2006 8:00 am
Sep 9 2006 2:00 pm
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Event Description: 

ALOHA AINA EARTH DAY #19
FUND RAISER FOR HUI NALU CANOE CLUB
When: Saturday, Sept 9 8:00 am to 2:00 PM We're recycling & turning TRASH into CASH Where: Maunalua Bay, by boat Ramp
Bring items to recycle such as
Scrap metal, bicycles, metal appliances, pipes, beams, car parts, cabinets, newspaper, cardboard, beverage containers (HI-5), old tires, green waste, car batteries, useable clothing and household items
NO FLUIDS OF ANY KIND - OR LOADS WILL BE REJECTED

8th Micronesian Cup 2006, Saipan October 20 - 22

Oct 20 2006 6:30 pm
Oct 22 2006 12:00 am
Etc/GMT+10
Event Description: 

Micronesia's Finest Outrigger Event

300 paddlers from Hong Kong, Singapore, Palau, Japan, Guam, Australia, and the CNMI are expected to compete. Distances are 500m, 1500m, and long distance.

The Micronesian Cup is an annual outrigger paddling event and eight-year tradition bringing together teams spanning the Pacific. After a spectualar event in Guam last year, the Micronesian Cup is returning to Saipan, and we're looking to making this one the biggest and best cup yet!

Saipan - not only a paddling destination - but a tropical paradise offers relaxing shore of magnificent beaches and crystal clear blue waters, lively night life and loads of outdoor activities. Visit Saipan at www.mymarianas.com

Let's get together and share our common love for the water and outrigger paddling. Join us in October for the premier outrigger party in Micronesia! For registration and logistical information please contact saipanoutrigger@gmail.com or check out our club website at www.saipanoutrigger.org

Rio Va'a 2007

Dec 7 2007 9:00 am
Dec 8 2007 8:00 pm
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Event Description: 

RIO VA'A 2006 - 6th edition - South American venue of the international Va'a Circuit

South American venue of the World Va'a long distance circuit.

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Events:
- short distance races: V1 2000m, V2 2000m;
- V6 iron long distance (28 km) along Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches: Copacabana, Arpoador, Ipanema, Leblon and around Suggar Loaf and into Guanabara Bay.

Dates: December 7th and 8th, 2007

Contact: Nicolas Bourlon: nicolas@riovaa.com

History: Event organized on an annual basis by Rio Va'a Club since 2001, starting with the Rio to Angra dos Reis long distance crossing (125 km non stop).

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