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The 62nd Annual Molokaʻi Hoe




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RACE DAY

Sunday October 12, 2014

We are pleased to welcome Hawaiian Airlines as our title sponsor for the 2014 Moloka‘i Hoe.


Important Race Announcements:

ONLINE FORMS AND REGISTRATION: NOW CLOSED.

Letter from Race Committee [Click here to read]

All HCRA club participants must bring your HCRA card to registration.
Those clubs from outside of Hawaii are asked to bring documentation from your paddling association confirming your club and paddlers are covered by its insurance policy. (i.e. Association COI with club paddler’s name)

If proof of insurance is unavailable there is a cost of $15.00 per paddler and the HCRA waiver must be signed at that time by the participant.

Registration–
Mon. Oct. 6
5:30-8:00 pm Outrigger Canoe Club, O‘ahu

Fri. Oct 10
9:00 am-5:00pm at Paddler’s Inn, Moloka‘i

Wrist Banding–
Sat. Oct 11
9:00 am-12 noon at Paddler’s Inn, Moloka‘i

Coaches meeting
Sat. Oct 11
2:00 pm at Paddler’s Inn

Escort boat meeting
Sat. Oct 11
3:00 pm at Paddler’s Inn

Race day blessing
Sun. Oct 12 at
7:15 am at Hale O Lono

Race start time
Sun. Oct. 12 at
8:00 am at Hale O Lono

 


RACE HISTORY

On October 12, 1952, three Koa outrigger canoes launch through the surf at Kawakiu Bay on Moloka‘i’s west side. Powered by six paddlers, each of the canoes was bound for Oʻahu across 38+ miles of open ocean in the Ka‘iwi Channel. Eight hours and 55 minutes later, the Moloka‘i canoe, Kukui O Lanikaula landed on the beach at Waikiki in front of the Moana Hotel. Thus began the world’s most prestigious outrigger canoe race, the Moloka‘i Hoe.

The Moloka‘i Hoe has become one of the longest running annual team sporting events in Hawai‘i, second only to football. The Moloka‘i Hoe perpetuates one of Hawaii’s and Polynesia’s most important and historic cultural traditions, while honoring outrigger canoe paddlers around the world. The Moloka‘i Hoe tests the limits of physical and mental strength and endurance, courage determination and teamwork, and paddlers must also battle nature’s most extreme elements.

Each year over 1000+ paddlers from around the world compete in the Moloka‘i Hoe, the men’s world championship in outrigger canoe racing. This year marks the Moloka‘i Hoe’s 62nd crossing of the treacherous Ka‘iwi Channel.

If you need any additional information please email us.