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Results of the 2018 Queen Lili‘uokalani Long Distance Canoe Race in Kona

Red Bull Wa‘a battled it out all the way to the finish line and pulled off their third victory in a row.

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Results of the Auntie Mary Jane Kahanamoku Race held Saturday, August 11, 2018

Begun over 23 years ago by one of the founders of Keauhou Canoe Club, Mary Jane Kahanamoku, this event is popular now for its all MIXED teams format (3 women and 3 men in each crew) – today saw teams of paddlers come from Puna, Hilo, Honaunau, Waikoloa, Milolii and Kailua-Kona and Keauhou. Following the […]

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Saturday action at the Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Race. (Photo courtesy of Brad Ballesteros)

Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races is a qualifier for the 2019 International Va’a Federation World Distance Championships

As paddlers line up for the 2018 Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe races on the Labor Day weekend, Hawaii Canoe Racing Association members will also be competing for qualifying slots at the 2019 International Va‘a Federation (IVF) World Distance Championships. The Queen’s Race nearshore water conditions, distance and iron crews will be competing in similar […]

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Results of the 2018 HIPA Long Course Championships canoe race

Results of the 2018 HIPA Long Course Championships race held Saturday (April 7) from Keokea Park to Kapaa Park, in North Kohala. Conditions presented a following sea for most of the 14 miles, which made for some good finish times. After all, canoes had come ashore at Kapaa, lunch was served (catered by Big Island […]

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Results of the East Hawaii Challenge canoe races in Hilo

Today (March 31) was beautiful day in Hilo for the East Hawaii Challenge race for OC-1, OC-2 and Rudderless V-1 canoes that brought 76 participants out to paddle on the 7.3 mile short course and the 10.5 mile long course, both of which began at Richardson’s Park in Keaukaha, and finished in front of Laka’s […]

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Results of the HIPA canoe races Saturday (March 17)

Results from Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association (HIPA) races held Saturday, March 17, 2018, sponsored by Keauhou Canoe Club. The Long course racers paddled 10 miles from Honokohau Harbor to inside Keauhou Bay. The 6.5 mile Short course started outside Keauhou Bay and turned around at Lyman’s Point and returned to the finish line inside Keauhou […]

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Results of the 2018 Kauikeaouli Challenge in Keauhou Saturday (March 17)

This event is a race primarily for Recreational Paddlers, and both courses began outside Keauhou Bay, with the 3 mile Short Course making a turnaround a Double Hull Canoe outside Kahaluu, and the 4.5 mile Long Course going to the turnaround at Magic Sands. With a total of 18 entries (9 racing on each course), […]

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Seventh Annual Kauikeaouli Challenge Race coming up Saturday (March 17)

Keauhou Canoe Club will sponsor the Seventh Annual Kauikeaouli Challenge Race for OC-6 Recreational Paddlers on Saturday, March 17. This event is expressly for non-racers as an opportunity for recreational paddlers to experience the excitement of Outrigger Canoe Racing and is held on the Saturday closest to March 17, the official birthday of Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha […]

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Jackie Rey’s Relay Canoe Race first place finisher, Kua Nolan on his V-1 Rudderless Canoe. Kua completed the 12 mile course in 1:56:02 as an “Iron” paddler, meaning he chose not to tag off a partner at Kailua Pier, but to paddle the entire distance solo. Photo by Susan Anderson

Results of 6th annual Jackie Rey’s relay canoe race Saturday (Jan 20)

On Saturday (January 20) paddlers on the first relay leg started outside Keauhou Bay and completed their 6 mile leg at Kamakahonu Beach by Kailua Pier, then the second leg paddlers tagged off them at the beach and paddled the six mile return to the finish line inside Keauhou Bay.

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20th annual Abbot Galaher SeaMan race coming Saturday (Dec 9)

Keauhou Canoe Club is hosting the 20th Annual Abbott Galaher SeaMan Race for OC1 & OC2 canoes, V-1 Rudderless canoes, Surfskis and SUP (Standup Paddleboards) this coming Saturday, December 9, 2017.

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Results of Keoua’s Calvin Kelekolio long distance canoe race

The short course was eight miles from Honaunau into Napoopoo and back to Honaunau, and included the women, juniors, and mixed crews. The keiki junior division was a four mile race from Honaunau, past Moinui point, then back.

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Results of the Stan Cann Canoe Race in Hilo Saturday (Jan 7)

Results of the Stan Cann Race for OC-1 / OC-2 / V-1 Rudderless and Surfskis. Held on a very windy Saturday morning (Jan 7) in Hilo, the event has been held for the past 30 years! The paddlers on the short course raced 5 miles from Hilo Bayfront to Honoli’i and return, with the long […]

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Results of the 3rd Annual Milolii Long Distance Canoe Race Saturday (Aug 27)

Results of the 3rd Annual Miloli’i Long Distance canoe race held Saturday (Aug 27) at Milolii. The women and mixed teams paddled 6.6 miles to “Two Stone” and back to the finish line at Milolii with the men’s crews racing 9.2 miles to Kipahoehoe and return to Milolii.

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Results of Keoua’s 30th Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Race Saturday (Aug 20)

The 30th annual Calvin Kelekolio Long Distance Canoe Races were sponsored by Keoua Canoe Club and held at Honaunau Saturday (Aug 20). All races started and finished at Honaunau. The Juniors raced on a three mile course, Women and Mixed crews on an eight mile course, with the Men paddlers racing for 10 miles.

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