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Queen Lili‘uokalani Long Distance Canoe Race

Queen Lili‘uokalani Long Distance Canoe Race to be held August 29-September 2, 2019

The world’s largest canoe race starts paddling Thursday, August 29 through Monday, September 2, 2019. The Queen’s Race signature 18-mile long distance race is set for Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Results of the 2019 HIPA Championships – Yamagata Challenge

By Jane Bockus | Special to Hawaii 24/7 Overall results of Saturday (April 6) 2019 HIPA (Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association) Championships – the Yamagata Challenge. Starting and finishing at Honokohau Harbor, and held in West Hawaii waters, the short course was 10 miles and long course 14 miles. The Yamagata Ohana provided a challenging race […]

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Results of East Hawaii Challenge canoe races Saturday (March 23)

By Jane Bockus | Special to Hawaii 24/7 Conditions were rough for the East Hawaii Challenge Saturday, March 23, 2019. The ocean was so rough the original start line at Richardson’s Beach Park in Keaukaha had to be moved to Hilo Bayfront. The high surf prevented the launching of canoes at Richardsons. It was a […]

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Results of the 8th Annual Kauikeaouli Challenge Race Sunday (March 17)

Results of the Sunday (March 17) 8th Annual Kauikeaouli Challenge Race for Recreational Paddlers, held at Keauhou. The short course paddlers went a total of 3+ miles from Keauhou to Ma‘ihi Bay, while those with more experience paddled 6+ miles to Keikiwaha. Both courses finished back at Keauhou Bay. Awards presentation and brunch for all […]

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Results of the HIPA Kuuipo Canoe Races in Kona Saturday (March 16)

Results of the Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association (HIPA) canoe races for OC-1, OC-2, V-1 Rudderless canoes. The 10-mile long course started outside Honokohau Harbor and finished inside Keauhou Bay, while the 6-mile short course ran from outside Keauhou to turn at Lyman’s Bay and returned to the finish line inside Keauhou Bay.

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Results of the Freddie Berengue Ohana Wa‘a Race Saturday (March 9)

Second Annual Freddie Berengue Memorial Race. The 10-mile course was paddled from Kekaha Kai State Park at Mahaiula to the finish line inside Honokohau Harbor, where awards and a delicious lunch was provided at the Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association (HIPA) halau for the paddlers, the Officials, and their assistants.

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Results of the 2019 HIPA Keoua Canoe Race

Results of the HIPA Keoua Canoe Race held in Honaunau, Kona on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

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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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