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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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Results of the 22nd Heihei long distance canoe race Saturday (Aug 13)

This is the 22nd year the Heihei has been held in honor of Auntie Mary Jane Kahanamoku, one of the founders of Keauhou Canoe Club.

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2015 HIPA Valentine relay canoe race results

Due to the high wind and waves, the course was changed to a down winder from Keauhou Bay to the Kona Pier for the first leg and from the Kona Pier to Honokohau Harbor for the second leg. The course was approximately 11 miles total.

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Results of the 25th Annual East Hawaii Challenge canoe race

Both courses started at Richardson’s Park in Keaukaha with the 6 mile short course racers paddling straight to Hilo Bayfront with a turn under the Wailuku River Bridge. The competitors on the 10 mile long course headed southeast 1.5 miles to the “Big Rock” then turned to follow the same route to the finish line […]

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Moku O Hawaii Canoe Racing Championships in Hilo Bay Saturday (July 14). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Jackie Rey’s HIPA Canoe Relay Race (Jan. 17)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island paddlers are invited to participate in the upcoming relay race for OC-1, OC-2, OC-3 and Surfskis, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 17. Sponsored by Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill, this event features a two-leg relay with the first 6-mile course paddled from Keauhou Bay to Kamakahonu Beach in Kailua, and after […]

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Results of the 16th Annual Abbott Galaher SeaMan Race

Results of the 16th Annual Abbott Galaher SeaMan Race, sponsored by Keauhou Canoe Club, which took place on Saturday, December 13, 2014. This pre-season HIPA (Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association) event is held as an annual fund raiser and food raiser for the Hawaii Island Food Basket and offers courses that serve as an introduction to […]

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Mellow Johnny’s, Waikiki Beach Boys win Queen Liliuokalani race

MEDIA RELEASE More than 2,000 paddlers in the Men’s and Women’s Divisions competed in Saturday’s Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Races, the world’s largest outrigger canoe race, hosted by Kai Opua Canoe Club in Kona. The first women’s crew to cross the 18-mile race from Kailua Bay to Honaunau went to Waikiki Beach Boys […]

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Results of the 25th Annual Great Waikoloa Canoe Race

Both the Women’s and Mixed crews raced together first on the 10 mile course, which ran north from Anaehoomalu Bay then turned and went south to “Lone Palm” Point, and returned into the wind to finish at Anaehoomalu Bay, fronting the Waikoloa Canoe Club.

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