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2012 Queen Lili'uokalani Canoe Race 

41st Annaul Queen Lili'uokalani Canoe Race 

World's Largest Outrigger Canoe Race

hosted by Kai `Opua Canoe Club

September 1st - 3rd, 2012

Embrace and Celebrate Hawaii's Ocean Heritage

Ali'i Challenge

September 3, 2012

For additional information, including registration, visit the Kai `Opua website. Looking for a seat?  Check out the Queen Lili'uokalani Race blog.  



Wa'a Kaukahi (single hull canoes)

  • Women paddle 18 miles from Kailua Bay to Honaunau
  • Men paddle 18 miles from Honanau to Kailua Bay
  • Ironman divisions - same race with no changes

Torchlight parade party at dusk


Wa'a Kaulua (double hull canoes)

  • Women and mixed doubles paddle 3 miles south to Lyman's and back to Kailua Bay (6 miles total)

OC-1 and OC-2 Races

  • Same course as double-hull canoes

Stand-up Paddleboards

  • South to Casa de Emdeko and back to Kailua Bay (Stock distance 3.5 miles and Unlimited distance 4.5 miles).  

Teen (single hull canoes)

  • Keiki division (OC-6): 16 & under, 18 & under and mixed.  Same course as the double hull canoes.

Luau & Awards 


Ali'i Challenge

17.5 miles of paddling + tasks of skill and knowledge

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Reader Comments (2)

Are the one-man races on Monday now?

August 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIvan

The one-man races ARE on Sunday. Misplaced on the post - corrected now. Thanks for the catch.

August 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterEnergy Dude

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