The club is established to perpetuate and to provide the opportunity to participate in the Hawaiian tradition and culture of outrigger canoe racing.
Our mission is to:
The Hui Wa‘a pre-regatta distance season started March 29 at Ke‘ehi Lagoon with Windward Kai’s race. Our mixed Open crew finished fifth overall and fourth in their division. Ho‘omaika‘i ‘ana to Noe, Elizabeth, Shane, Lee, Luana and Mort, with special recognition to Luana, competing in her first-ever outrigger canoe race.
Regular competitive paddling practice began Monday, March 3 for paddlers interested in doing pre-regatta season iron races. Paddlers focused on regatta racing start practice Wednesday, April 2. We’ll continue to practice Monday and Wednesday, with racing on Saturdays starting March 29.
Beginning April 2, paddlers planning to race in regattas practice Mondays and Wednesdays. Regattas, except for the end-of-season championships, are held on Sundays, beginning May 25 at Ke‘ehi Lagoon.
In addition to the Mon-Wed schedule, competitive paddlers can come out with rec paddlers on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Our recreational paddling program provides an opportunity for you to participate in Hawai‘i’s official team sport, and to share in the historical and cultural legacy of Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling.
Recreational paddling is Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:45pm to about 7:30pm. Competitive members who want to maintain OC6 proficiency and get some additional coaching are welcome to come down for any scheduled practice session. If you want to better your performance next year, then you need to start working out now and you have the option to include off-season paddling in your schedule.
Effective April 1, dues for recreational membership are $80 for 6 months from the month you start paddling with us, and entitle you to participate in Lōkahi practices and activities short of HCRA-sanctioned competition. If you join as a recreational paddler and later decide you’d like to compete, we’ll apply your payment to the dues for competitive paddling.
HCRA’s insurance program requires us to complete waiver forms both for insurance coverage and race registration. These forms run annually from April 1 to March 31, overlapping the calendar year.
Before you can paddle with us, you will need to fill out and sign the current waiver form, either online or at the site. This form is a single page form, combined for both adult and youth paddlers.