Canoe Blessing, Tuesday, March 6, 5pm

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HCC will be blessing our two new OC6 Bradley Lightnings on Tuesday, March 6, at 5:00pm.  Kapono’ai Molitau will preside over the blessing which will also include Kaumuali’i, the unlimited class OC6 designed and built by Mike Giblin.  The Kaumuali’i will make its race debut in the first edition of the Olamau Race schedule for March 8, 9 and 10.  The 3 day race covers 90 miles and three islands with a $50,000 prize purse.

















Hei hei Wa’a Results

03.05.2012 0

HCC participated in the Hei Hei Wa’a International Series on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at Ke’ehi Lagoon, O’ahu.  There were teams from Kauai, O’ahu, Maui and Tahiti.  Hawaiian CC took 27 student to represent Maui.

OC-1  Relay events
1st Novice A Boys: (7th/8th grade) Lihau Higashino, Kekoa Mederios and Maika’i Cadman
1st JV Girls:  (9th/10th grade) Mikaela McDaniel, Tressie Ostermiller and Kahili Novikoff
1st  Varsity Girls: (11th/12th grade) Kaulupono Lu’uwai, Angle Fontaine
1st  Varsity Boys: (11th/12th grade) Maleko Lorenzo, Bryce Takabayashi

Oc6 Events

1st JV Girls: Mikeala McDaniel, Tressie Ostermiller, Kahili Novikoff, Hina Keala,Tianna Yonemura and Miiah Fu
1st Varsity Girls: Kaulupono Lu’uwai, Angel Fontaine, Mikeala McDaneil, Kahili Novikoff, Tressie Ostermiller, and Iisha Fu

2nd Place Novice A Boys
2nd place Varsity Mix
3rd Place Novice A Mix
4th Place Novice A Girls
4th place JV mix
4th place JV boys

HCC member elected MCHCA president

01.24.2012 0

Members of the Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association (MCHCA) Board of Directors elected HCC paddler Rulan Waikiki as president for the 2012 season.  She replaces HCC paddler Barbara Querry who served as MCHCA president for six years.  Querry also serves on the HCC Board of Directors.

Waikiki was born and raised in Waiehu, Maui, and is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama where her love of paddling began.

After raising 3 children, she started paddling as an adult in 1999, only taking a break for several years to battle (and win) breast cancer.

She serves as an MIL official in both Canoe Paddling and Track and Field.  Most recently she served as an MCHCA land official.  Since 1996 her community involvement also includes Relay For Life which she chaired for two years.  Under her leadership the event won it’s first nationally recognized 5 Star Challenge raising over $100,000.00.

Waikiki is currently married with three adult children and two grandchildren.  She has been a County of Maui employee for 22 years and counting.

Also elected at Sunday’s MCHCA Annual Meeting in Lahaina was William Nill who fills the office of Vice-President.  Nill paddles for Wailea Canoe Club and has served as an MCHCA water official for two years.  He replaces Adam Quinn of Lahaina Canoe Club who served as Vice-President for 2011.

Waikiki and Nill join returning secretary Fiona Van Ammers and treasurer Kelly Leon, both of Lae’ula o Kai Canoe Club.


MCHCA was formed for the purposes of engaging in charitable, educational, cultural and recreational activities associated with Hawaiian canoeing, including the promotion of outrigger canoe racing and the construction and preservation of authentic Hawai’ian Koa canoes.  MCHCA Board of Directors is compose of one representative from each of Maui County’s nine member canoe clubs.

Noelani Vorhies serves as HCC’s representative.  The alternate is Leimana Spencer.


Join us for ‘Ohana Day

10.17.2011 0

Come down to Hawaiian Canoe Club on Sunday, November 13 for ‘Ohana Day from 10:00am-3:00pm.

The day will include live music, Hawaiian games, food, paddling, canoe rides, keiki activities, and fun for the entire ‘ohana.

Bring your favorite lawn game, SUP boards,  OC1/OC2, kayak, beach blankets, chairs, and umbrellas.

All members of your ‘ohana are welcomed, even if they don’t paddle.

We hope you will join us for a day of no work and all play!

Aloha ‘Aina 20th Anniversary

09.04.2011 1

Aloha ‘Aina 20th Anniversary: Stopping the Bombing of Kaho‘olawe

Thursday, September 8, 2011

6:30 pm Student Lounge, Pilina Building UH Maui College


The parallel stories of struggle to free Kaho’olawe from the U.S. Military and the challenge of re-establishing inter-Polynesian voyaging by the Polynesian Voyaging society through Hokule’a

Sponsored by the PKO & Hawaiian Studies & Language, UHMC


Saturday, September 10, 2011

4:30pm to 9:30pm Hawaiian Canoe Club, Kahului Harbor

Music & Entertainment

Poetry | Film: “Mai Ka Piko Mai, A Ho’i: Return to Kanaloa” | ”All our Aloha in One Kanaloa Uniting” in a commitment to Aloha ‘Aina and Kanaloa- Kaho’olawe | Silent auction and fundraising | ‘Ono Food and drinks

Sponsored by the PKO & Hawaiian Canoe Club



MCHCA Scholarship

06.29.2011 0

Click to download application

Scholarship Guidelines

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to students pursuing a higher education after High School.

Eligibility: 1) Be a current resident of Maui County currently enrolled as a senior in High School.
2) Be an active member for at least two years in a MCHCA member club.

Awards: The scholarship award will be granted on an individual basis, the amount to be determined according to the number of applicants. Award recipient will be announced at the MCHCA County Championship Regatta on July 23, 2011.

Applications: Applications will be accepted ONLY if ALL of the following documents at submitted:

1)  A completed application form.

2)  High School transcript — candidate to be in their senior year.

3)  Two letters of recommendation per the application.

4)  A one-page typed essay answering the question:

“What effect has outrigger canoe paddling had on my life?”


Deadline:        Submit to Official Stand during the Wilmington Regatta on July 9, 2011


Postmark by July 9, 2011

Mail application s to:


c/o Sharon Balidoy

114 Kono Pl

Kahului, HI  96732

Kaho’olawe Excursion details

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5:00pm, Tuesday, June 28:         ‘Ukana (luggage) is due to the hale.  All bags must be waterproof / triple packed in 3M trash bags

5:00am, Thursday, June 30        Parents drop off at Makena Landing
5:30am, Thursday, June 30        Depart Makena Landing for Hakioawa

10:00am, Sunday, July 3              Return to Makena Landing, parents pick up


Packing List *You are allowed one personal bag.  Your tent can be packed in a second bag.
Tent (no bigger than 4-person / group up with other keiki)
Optional: Clothes line / clothes pins / tarp (coordinate with tent-mates)
Sleeping bag
3 sets of clothes (we will be hiking, working in the sun, and hanging around camp)
1 set of warm cloths/Pajamas
Sturdy shoes & socks (we will do lots of hiking in kiawe forest)
Swimsuits / rash guard / surf shorts
Joy dish washing liquid (There are no showers so we will bathe in the ocean. Dish washing liquid repels salt.)
Flash light or head lamp
Water bottle or CamelBak
Sunscreen & Hat









06.23.2011 0

What is Isagenix?
Founded in 2002 with over a billion in sales they were formed with two goals in mind.
1.    Impact World Health for the positive
2.    Show members how to achieve financial freedom

Isagenix is a network marketing / health and wellness company, based near Phoenix, Arizona. They have apparently created over 60 millionaires in the past eight years and their payment plan for members (HCC is a member) is generous.

Their product line is extensive; from protein powders to energy drinks to sunscreen and skin care. They seem to have much of what we as athletes already purchase from grocery stores for workouts or recovery. The ingredients are excellent and they sell it to us at wholesale prices and ship it directly to the front door via UPS.

How does it benefit HCC?
If we as members also join Isagenix and purchase their products the club makes money. Basically, all you have to do is eat the food and drink the drinks and the club gets paid. You as members can also make money if you have an interest in the business side of the company.

Does it work?
Several HCC members have been using Isagenix for a few months and have experienced significant weight loss, increased energy, and improved athletic performance.

How can I learn more?
Attend the Team Imua Maui Isagenix Leadership meeting this Sunday, June 26 from 12pm-4pm at the Sheraton Maui Ballroom.  Register here.

Kalua Turkey Sale

05.20.2011 0

HCC will hold their famous Kalua Turkey Sale on Sunday, June 5 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Tickets are available at the HCC office at Kahului Harbor or through HCC keiki members.  HCC is asking for a $7 donation for a 1 lbs bowl.

All proceeds of the HCC Kalua Turkey Sale support HCC’s paddling programs.

The mission of HCC is to perpetuate and preserve the art of Hawaiian canoe paddling by providing an environment rooted in traditional Hawaiian values that promote personal growth, character development, and achievement in physical fitness.  For more information on this or other HCC programs, please visit or call 893-2124.

Summer Kamali’i & Paddling Program Registration

03.23.2011 0

Registration for the 2011 Summer Hawaiian Kamali’i Enrichment Program & Regatta Season

Open to keiki born on or before 12/31/1999.  Our 10 and under division is full.

Practice for the 2011 regatta season runs May 2-August 5.  The Hawaiian Kamali’i Summer Enrichment Program runs June 7-July 30.

Registration checklist:

  • 2011 HCRA Waiver (download here)
  • 2011 HCC/Kamali’i Program Membership Form (download here)
  • Copy of birth certificate (or any other government document verifying the keiki’s age and sex)
  • $80 regatta dues (cash or check payable to Hawaiian Canoe Club)
  • Keiki will also need to take a picture at registration for their paddling ID card

Bus Transportation

Hawaiian Canoe Club partners with MEO to offer free bus transportation to and from our canoe hale to neighborhoods in Central, South, and Upcountry Maui. Complete the MEO form below and return it to HCC.

Clikc to download 2011 MEO Youth Trans Application (please complete Youth Trans application AND Privacy Practices sheets)

Click to download 2011 MEO School Bus Schedule

Click to download 2011 MEO  SUMMER Schedule

Kamali’i Program

For more information on HCC’s Hawaiian Kamali’i Progam, please check out our Kamali’i page here.

Contact Us

Office 893-2124 /  Email

Spring Paddling Season for Keiki

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Spring Season includes Maui Invitational Keiki Regatta plus races on O’ahu

Practice begins Monday, February 7

Grades 4-8: Monday through Friday, 2:45pm-4:00pm

Grades 9-12: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:30pm

The Spring Paddling Season season is free, but keiki are responsible for airfare to O’ahu plus entry fees (total cost TBA).

HCC partners with MEO Youth Transportation to offer free bus transportation from most public schools and St. Anthony to HCC.  To get an MEO bus pass download the application here and return to HCC. Download the MEO bus schedule here.

Download an enrollment form here.

Questions? Call 893-2124.

The mission of Hawaiian Canoe Club is to perpetuate and preserve the art of Hawaiian canoe paddling by providing an environment rooted in traditional Hawaiian values that promote personal growth, character development, and achievement in physical fitness.

Winter Break paddling for keiki

12.15.2010 0

Join Coach Paul Ka’uhane Lu’uwai this Winter Break for OC2 paddling at Kahului Harbor.

This FREE program for keiki grades 6-8 will be offered from 12pm-3pm on December 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, and 30.

Experienced and new keiki are welcomed.  Keiki will paddle, participate in Hawaiian culture activities, and learn Hawaiian oli (chants).

SIGN UP: Call the HCC office at 893-2124.  Space is limited so sign up today!

Keiki paddlers happy after their race

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