Hawaii Island PaddleSports Association

Hawai'i Island V-1 Trials for Hilo World Sprints

Open Trials for Hawaii Island Paddlers
for 2004 Hilo World Sprints V-1 Solo races.

Hawaii Island Open Trials Date: Saturday, April 10, 2004
Location: Hilo Bay
Registration: 8:00 a.m. - no prior registration is required.
Trials Begin: 9:00 a.m.
Course: 500 Meter Hilo Bayfront
Fee: $5.00 per paddler
Requirement: Must be a member of a Moku O Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Club
Rudderless V-1 Canoes will be provided.

The divisions are: Junior Women (16), Junior Men (16), Senior Master Women (45), Senior Master Men (50), Junior Women (19), Junior Men (19), Master Women (35), Master Men (40, Open Women, Open Men, Golden Masters 55+ Women and 60+ Men.

This is the only qualification trials for Hawaii Island Paddlers seeking to participate in the Hawaii State World Sprints trials that are being held in Hilo on April 24th and 25th.

The 2004 IVF Hilo World Sprints will be held August 9 - 15, 2004.
Hilo Welcomes the World.

Additional information
Information line 969-6695
2004 IVF Hilo World Sprints Website: www.kekua.org/2004
H.I.P.A. web site at www.kaikahoe.org

Mar 13 - Keauhou "Kuuipo" Race

[Photos] courtesy Marjie Santos
Results of Keauhou's 10th Annual OC-1/OC-2/Surfski & Paddleboard Race. This event is now dedicated to the memory of Eda "Kuuipo" Hinchcliff, a long time Keauhou and HIPA paddler. Special awards were presented to the overall winners by Eda's family, and beautiful HIPA medals, as well as additional prizes, donated by Solrx, were awarded to the first 3 finishers in every category.

Mar 6 - 10th Annual Kohala Coast Challenge

[Photos] courtesy Marjie Santos
Results of today's 10th Annual Kohala Coast Challenge. The day began with a 3 mile race for Juniors followed by a 3 mile course for Paddleboards/Surfboards and 5 mile race for the short course paddlers. The 9 mile long course followed, allowing many paddlers to paddle twice for the same entry fee.

Feb 21 - Thibert Lussiaa & Lauren Spaulding win Pohoiki Challenge

[Photos] by Marjie Santos
Results of today's Kamaili Nursery Pohoiki Challenge, held in Puna District. This is the 4th event in the Steinlager/Tiger Canoes HIPA Points series. The long course began at Isaac Hale Park, Pohoiki in the Puna District, and travelled north about two miles before turning and heading south to finish at Kahena Beach with a total distance of 11.5 miles. The 7.5 mile short course also began at Isaac Hale Park, but ran straight south to its completion at Kahena Beach. The event drew paddlers from all over the Big Island, as well as from Maui, Oahu and Kauai. As in the past, the retrieval of the canoes up the face of the cliff was done by a chain of paddlers, passing the canoes, amas and surfskis hand to hand to the top of the cliff.

Feb 14 - Sixth Annual Valentines Relay - BigIsland

[Photos] courtesy Marjie Santos
Today's Sixth Annual Valentines Relay was the best attended event of the season. Divisions and Categories were created on the spot to accommodate all paddlers - to include "Menage a Trois" with two guys tagging off the same wahine paddler on the beach at Kamakahonu, and even the "I can't get a Date" (M&M) category, pairing up two guys to paddle on the same team. Needless to say, figuring out the results was quite a challenge!
Happy Valentines Day to all!

Jan 31 - O'Shaughnessy's Puna CC East Hawaii Challenge

[Photos] by Marjorie Santos
O'Shaughnessy's Puna Canoe Club East Hawaii Challenge Race Results. Richardson's Park to Hilo Bayfront. Exciting conditions, along with whales on the course, made for an interesting day. Long Course was 10 miles and short course 6 miles. A special Juniors event followed (prior to the BIIF OC-6 Regatta) starting and finishing a two mile course at Hilo Bayfront.

World Sprints V-1 Trials sign-up for Big Island Paddlers

This sign-up is for Hawai`i Island ONLY.

Contact the HCRA Representative from your island for information about sign-up on other Hawaiian Islands.

Each Island OC-6 racing Association can send a maximum of 10 V-1 paddlers per each V-1 Race Division. Hawaii Island Paddlesports Assn. will be coordinating the Hawaii Island effort.

Any V-1 division with more than ten paddlers signed up will result in a time trial on Hawaii Island prior to the State trials on O`ahu.

All participants must be a member of a Moku O Hawaii Racing Assn. Canoe Club. The State Trials are tentatively scheduled for February 29th at Keehi Lagoon, though HCRA is considering moving the location and the date to late March or April.


Mahalo for your attention

Randy Botti
President, Hawaii Island Paddlesports Assn.

Jan 24 - Uncle Luie Kelekolio Race Results - Kona

[Photos] courtesy Randy Botti and Marjorieann Santos
Results of the Steinlager/Tiger Canoes HIPA Points Series Race held today sponsored by Keoua Canoe Club. Both events started and finished at Honaunau. Dedicated to UNCLE LUIE KELEKOLIO RACE, after a long time canoe paddler and Uncle of Keoua Canoe Club.

The race conditions were ideal today, the event having been postponed from last Saturday by the high surf - and almost affected this week by the thunderstorms that plagued the island over the past 36 hours. However, the day dawned clear with calm seas, and paddlers traveled from as far as Hilo and Opihikao to participate.

Jan 10 - 17th Annual Cann Classic - Hilo

[photos coming later..]
Results of the 17th Annual Stan Cann Classic OC-1/OC-2 Surfski and V-1 (rudderless) Canoe Race held today, Saturday, January 10th in Hilo. All courses started and finished at Hilo Bayfront and a number of paddlers took advantage of the fact that the races were run consecutively to paddle in more than one event.

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