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Outrigger Canoe Races in Hawaii

Information about outrigger canoe races in Hawaii, including canoe races on Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii.

2006 Races Across the Molokai-Oahu Channel
-September 24 - Na Wahine O ke Kai (Women)
-October 8: Molokai Hoe (Men)

Molokai Hoe
(Molokai to Oahu)
This men's long distance outrigger canoeing race took place for the first time in 1952. It crosses the Ka'iwi Channel that runs between the islands of Molokai and Oahu in Hawaii.

Na ahine O Ke Kai
(Molokai to Oahu) The first annual Women's Molokai to Oahu canoe race took place on October 15, 1979 and it was organized by the Na Wahine O Ke Kai Association.

Ka Iwi Channel Relay Race (Molokai to Oahu)
The Ka Iwi Channel Relay is an annual 40 mile canoe relay race from the island of Molokai to the island of Oahu

Duke Kahanamoku Long Distance Canoe Race (Oahu)
An annual long distance outrigger canoeing race with a course that goes from Kailua Beach Park to Waikiki, a distance of approximately 24 miles. Organized by the Lanikai Canoe Club. Queen Lili'uokalani Long Distance Canoe Race (Big Island)
A two-day long distance canoeing race held every year on Labor Day Weekend. The race course includes Kailua Bay, Keauhou bay, Kealakekua bay, and Honaunau Bay on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Festivities include a torchlight paradeand dance on Saturday night and an awards luau on Sunday.

Tahiti Fete (Kauai)
This annual outrigger canoe race is a fundraiser for Kauai's Hanalei Canoe Club. The 21st event took place on July 1, 2006 and it was a 1/4 mile, 6-person canoe regatta with categories for beginners, masters over age 40, and an open category for all other experienced canoe paddlers. The event organizers provide canoes, paddles and steersman for participants.

International Festival of Canoes (Maui)
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