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Sep262013

2013 Moloka'i Hoe

61st Annual Moloka'i Hoe

Organized by O.H.C.R.A., the O'ahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association

October 13, 2013  l  8:00 am

Race History

On October 12, 1952, three KOA Outrigger Canoes launched through the surf at Kawakiu Bay on Molokai's west side bound for O'ahu across 38+ miles of open ocean in the Ka'iwi Channel.  8 hours, 55 minutes later, the Moloka'i canoe, Kukui O Lanikaula, landed on the beach at Waikiki in from of the Moana Hotel.  This was the start of the world's most prestigious outrigger canoe race, the Moloka'i Hoe.  

The Moloka'i Hoe has become one of the longest running 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 canoe paddlers around the world.  Testing the limits of physical and mental strength and endurance, courage, determination and teamwork, the paddlers must also battle nature's extreme elements.  

For additional information, visit the Moloka'i Hoe website.  Online registration available.  Intent to Participate and Crew Registration must be completed by midnight HST September 27, 2013 (late entry fee of $250 for payment not received by September 27th).  All forms are due by midnight HST on or before October 7, 2013.   

 

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