For paddlers the ultimate dream is to paddle in Tahiti.
I have been going down there sailing and paddling for over 30 years and it is still absolutely magnificent.
My most recent trip was this past March to paddle in the World Outrigger "Va'a" Sprint Championship races held on Bora Bora.
The paddling season is now in full swing on the east coast, west coast and in Hawaii and through out the Pacific. Even a race set for Italy this summer.
Y2Kanu or H20 are both good sites to check out the racing scene and get links to other areas.
If you are a paddling club and would like to exchange links please let us know!
Introduction of the HOLOPUNI OC3/S as a new racing class.
This year Holopuni Canoes has started it's own sailing canoe racing
class and racing program.
We now have canoes in California, Hawaii and the Great Lakes.
5 of the Holopuni Canoes will be racing as a class in the Memorial Day season opening yacht race on the island of Kauai form Nawiliwili to Hanalei Bay... 30 miles of open ocean.
The First World Championship Holopuni OC3/S Regatta is scheduled for the 2nd weekend in August in beautiful Hanalei Bay on the island of Kauai.
The Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association has just started its 2002 Asto Hotels sponsored racing season. The Hawaiian canoes start from the Big Island and have a series of races ending up on the island of Kauai with the famous Na Holo Kai- Oahu to Kauai 100 mile channel crossing.
The next big race in Tahiti is the 3 day marathon from Huahine to Bora Bora.
This is held after the Molokai to Oahu Canoe Race in late October. To get a good view of this incredible island and some unreal paddling check out their web site.