Club News

Lane Draw for 2013 HCRA State Championships

07.29.2013 0

The crews have qualified.

The lanes have been drawn.

Now it’s time to race.

See you Saturday, August 3 at Hanalei Bay.  The first race begins at 8:15am!


Click to view 2013 HCRA State Canoe Paddling Championship Lane Draw

Kaho’olawe excursion details

06.25.2013 0

Kaho‘olawe Excursion June 26-28, 2013
Dates and plans have changed, please read closely

Tuesday, June 25    8:00am            ‘Ukana (luggage) is due to the hale (one bag per person)

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

Friday, June 28             10:00am    Return to Makena Landing, bus returns us to hale
Parents/trucks welcomed to meet us to help transport ‘ukana

Friday, June 28               2:45pm       Practice for all keiki 13 & under
4:00pm        Practice for all keiki 14 & up

Packing List    
*You are allowed one personal bag.  Your tent can be packed in a second bag.
*’Ukana must be packet in three 3m trash bags or a dry bag.  Please pack extra 3m trash bags in your luggage for the return trip.
*All items must be labeled with your name including your ‘ukana bag.
Tent (no bigger than 4-person / group up with other keiki)
Sleeping bag
2 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 dishwashing liquid (the only effective soap to use during ocean bathing)
Toiletries (no showers, we are bathing in the ocean)
Flash light or head lamp
Water bottle or CamelBak
Sunscreen & Hat
Optional: Clothes line / clothes pins / tarp (coordinate with tent-mates)

$65 includes all meal and transportation.  Payment accepted in cash, credit cards or checks payable to Hawaiian Canoe Club.  Due Tuesday, June 25 at 5:30pm.

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Moloka’i Excursion, June 9-11 UPDATED

06.05.2013 0

June 5, 2013

Aloha Parents,

Molokai Excursion
Our excursion to Moloka‘i runs from Sunday, June 9 to Tuesday, June 11.  Please drop off you keiki’s ‘ukana (limited to one bag) at the Hale by noon on Thursday, June 6.  We recommend packing ‘ukana in three 3M trash bags to keep it watertight or purchasing a dry bag from Tri Paddle or Sports Authority.  Please be sure to properly label all of your keiki’s ‘ukana.

Moloka‘i Itinerary
Sunday, June 9, 2013
5:00am or 7:00am- Parents drop off HANAKA’O’O BEACH IN LAHAINA (13 & unders leave at 5am, 14 & up at 7am)
8:00am- Depart Maui in three canoes and the Pualele for Puko‘o, Moloka‘i
10:00am- Arrive at Puko‘o, Moloka‘i and have lunch
12:00pm- Work in nearby fishpond
6:00pm- Dinner and activities at Puko‘o

Monday June 10, 2013
6:30am- Wake up
8:00am- Huaka‘i to Halawa Valley. Hike into valley and work in kalo patches
6:00pm- Dinner and activities at Puko‘o
NO KAMALI‘I PROGRAM. There is practice for those not on the excursion

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
6:30am- Wake up
8:00am- Depart Puko‘o, Moloka‘i for Hanaka‘o‘o Beach, Maui
11:00pm- Bus pick at Hanaka‘o‘o, Maui
1:00pm- Arrive back to Hale
NO KAMALI‘I PROGRAM.  Keiki can hang out until practice or be picked up.
2:45pm- 13 & under crews practice
4:00pm- Teenager Division practice (14 boys/girls & up)

‘Ukana List (packing list)
•    Gloves
•    Sleeping bag
•    Swim suit & towel
•    Tabis or reef walkers (for work in fishpond)
•    Hiking shoes
•    Slippers
•    Hat & sunscreen
•    2 sets of extra clothes + sleeping clothes (one set of warm clothes also recommended)
•    Flashlight, toiletries & medications
•    Extra trash bags
•    Windbreaker or poncho (rain expected)
•    Tent (Please share with other keiki.  Tent allowed to be packed in an extra bag.)

The cost of the trip is $50.00 pay Ka‘uhane, Michelle, Mary, or Kaimana ASAP.  Cash, check, & credit card accepted

MCHCA Scholarship application available

05.12.2013 0

The Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association (MCHCA) has released the application for its annual youth scholarship.  The application and supporting documents are due July 6, 2013

MCHCA Scholarship details:

Purpose:  To provide financial assistance for higher education to current high school graduates of Maui County.

Eligibility: Must be a Maui County resident and have received a State of Hawai’i high school diploma this academic year.  Be an active MCHCA Club member for at least 2 years.

Click to download MCHCA Scholarship Application as a doc

Click to download MCHCA Scholarship Application as a pdf

Hawaiian Canoe Club members can email questions to executive director Kaimana Brummel at

To lean more about MCHCA visit

2013 Regatta Season Practice Schedule annouced

04.01.2013 0

The 2013 Regatta Season is here!  Please call the HCC office at 893-2124 or email if you have any questions.


Division Days Commence
Open Women M/W/Th April 1
Open Men M/Tu/Th April 1
Nov. B Women M/W/F April 1
Nov. B Men M/W/F April 1
Aunties (50+) M/Tu/Th April 1
Uncles (50+) Tu/Th/Sat or Sun April 2
Nov. A Women M/W/F April 1
Nov. A Men M/T/Th April 1
Keiki Daily May 1


Adult Registration
Monday, April 1, 5:00pm
Items to bring

  • Copy of ID (birth certificate, driver’s license, State ID, or passport)
  • 2013-2014 HCRA waiver
  • Dues: $180 for open/nov a/masters or $140 for novice b (cash, check or credit)

Keiki Registration
Monday, April 15, 2:30-5:30pm
Items to bring


Men’s Program meeting, March 13, 6pm

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All novice A, open, and master 40 men are encouraged to attend a program meeting on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00pm at the hale.  Head Coach Diane Ho will facilitate discussion on the direction of the program.

If you cannot attend but wish to share some thoughts, please call or email Kaimana at 893-2124 or

Celebration of Life for Rick Nu’u

02.07.2013 0

Celebration of Life for Rick Nu’u

Sunday, February 24

10am Ashes spread at Maliko. Paddle out with anything that floats
12pm Lunch and celebration at Hawaiian Canoe Club

We welcome everyone to paddle out as Zoe, Tiare, and Kaena spread Rick’s ashes at Maliko at 10am. People can do a Maliko Run in Rick’s honor after the ceremony. Then Hawaiian Canoe Club will host a lunch at the HCC hale at noon.

You can email photos and/or memories of Rick to  Per Zoe’s request we are putting together a book so the girls can know the impact their father had on people around the world.

We need your time, talent, or treasure to honor Rick. Below is a list of kuleana.
Call us at 808-893-2124 if you can kokua or use the form below to kokua with a cash donation so we can purchase supplies and food.

  • Imu food: $$ for pig, donations of other meat, sweet potatoes, etc (see form below)
  • Imu items: kiawe wood, banana stumps and leaves, ti leafs
  • Prepare hale for lunch.  Tent, tables, chairs, lua, lawn, etc
  • Prepare and serve food.
  • Sound system: set up and monitor sound system at hale (play music, have mic available for MC and people who would like to share stories/memories about Rick)
  • Contribute pictures & memories of Rick.  Email
  • Greet guest, sign in, encourage people to contribute written messages etc.
  • Collect and set up decorations
  • Clean up
  • Send mahalos & follow ups

To contribute to the Celebration, you can make a donation below:

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There’s also four ways to give directly to Zoe Norcross-Nu’u and her girls:

Email transfer-

Her bank said it is no problem to post her bank info for direct wire to her account – they said it is the same info as on any check.
Account number is 5000690
Financial Institution number is 003
Branch Transit number is 00838

Zoe Norcross-Nuu and Richard Nuu
Royal Bank of Canada, South Courtenay Branch
3195 Cliffe Avenue, Unit #1, Courtenay, BC V9N 2L9

You Caring website for Rick Nu’u

HCC paddlers to World Sprint Championships in Canada

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Twenty-one paddlers and four chaperones are making the journey north to Calgary, Canada to represent Hawai’i in the International Va’a Federation Va’a (Outrigger) World Sprint Championships.  The group has raised over $35,000 for their 10-day trip.

The site venue is located in North Glenmore Park. Races take place on the  Glenmore Reservoir, one of the City’s main drinking water supplies. There are no power boats allowed other than the Glenmore boat patrol and coach boats of the Calgary Canoe and Rowing Clubs.

Competition begins Saturday, August 11 with the V1 and V12 division. Unlike the OC1 canoes most Hawai’i residents will recognize, the V1 or one-person va’a, does not have a rudder making them a more challenge craft to paddle.  Representing Team Hawai’i in the V1 portion are Kahili Novikoff, Mikaela McDaniel, Kaulu Luuwai, Mogul Luuwai, Matthew Meyer, Maleko Lorenzo, and Tim Lara.  HCC keiki will also participate in V6 events in the 500 meter and 1000 meter distances.

Other paddlers include Makolea Aikala, Kellen Bean, Lihau Higashino, Noah Katz, Flo Michelier, Palekana Pamat-Hett, RJ Crampton-DeMello, Kauanoe Vanderpoel, Kamaile Lee, Mehana Fisher, Alexis Smith, Mikela Wesson, Lilinoe Bal and Tianna Yonemura.  Paddlers attend 6 different schools in Hawai’i: Baldwin, Kealakehe, Kamehameha Maui, Kamehameha Kapalama, King Kekaulike, and Seabury Hall.

Hawaiian Canoe Club has sent paddlers to five previous Va’a World Sprints in Fiji, Australia, Tahiti, Hilo, and New Zealand.  The group has already begun fundraising for the 2014 race in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

You can follow the race progression at

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Kamali’i Program details

06.05.2012 0

HCC Kamalii Calendar 2012 updated 6/5/12

Aloha Parents,

Welcome to the Hawaiian Kamali’i Program!  The program hours are 1:00pm-4:00pm Monday through Friday except for excursion days.  On normal program days please make sure your child has eaten a healthy lunch before they come to the hale, has a snack to eat while here, and drinks lots of water.  Every day, all keiki should pack a hat, sunscreen, swimming clothes, a towel and a dry set of clothes to change into afterwards.  Please do not allow your keiki to bring video games, valuable toys or excessive cash during the day.

We will be teaching ‘ukulele this summer. If you have an ‘ukulele that your keiki can use this summer you may store it here at the hale in our locked closet.

Our club website is a great tool to keep you up-to-date and informed.  The regatta schedule, MEO bus schedule and other pertinent information is posted and updated weekly.

All keiki members are expected participate in our ‘Aha ‘Aina on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the Dunes at Maui Lani.  This is our main fundraiser of the year.  Proceeds of this event help to offset Kamali’i Program expenses.  The keiki showcase the hula they have learned over the summer with the entire HCC ‘ohana.  All keiki are expected to sell one dinner ticket and 20 raffle tickets.   Tickets will be issued in mid-June.

Dues & Other Fees
The Kamali’i Program is free, but all keiki are expected to pay their club paddling dues of $80.  See Kaimana Brummel if you are interested in a payment plan.  Off-island excursions fees are listed below. Excursions fees are used to pay for safety boats, food, and ground transportation.

Off-Island Excursions
We are looking for boat to escort us during the off-island excursions.  Parents are welcomed to join us.  Fees are listed below.  Keiki must apply to go to Kaho‘olawe due to safety and cultural protocols.  Details will be communicated as the excursion draws near.

Lana‘i  – Saturday, June 23 thru Monday, June 25        Fee:  $75/person

Kaho‘olawe  – Thursday, June 28 thru Sunday, July 1    Fee: $ 110/person

Moloka‘i Sunday, July 15 thru Tuesday, July 17        Fee:  $ 80/person

On-Island Excursions
Most Wednesdays we take our on-island excursions.  Keiki should be at the hale at 8:00am on these days.  Please pack lunch, snack and water.  Practice will be at normal time on these days 2:45am-4:00pm.

Aloha Pumehana,
Hawaiian Kamali?i Program Staff

Hana Regatta

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The highly anticipated annual Alau Island Race & Hana Regatta is May 19 & 20 at Kapueokahi (Hana Bay).

The HCC ‘ohana is welcomed to camp at Old Hana School on Friday and Saturday night.  Please let Coach Paul Ka’uhane Lu’uwai know if you plan to eat with the group.  The cost is $15/person and includes Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, and Sunday lunch.

Keiki paddlers:  the bus will depart HCC at 2:00pm on Saturday.  Please have your camping gear and personal belongings neatly packed.  Coach will meet you all in Hana.  The bus will pick up keiki paddlers at Old Hana School (NOT Hana Bay) at 2pm on Sunday.  Please, no wet or sandy clothing on the bus. Parents, please pick up your keiki at HCC promptly around 4:30pm.


OC1 entry form

Long distance entry form

Regatta OEL

Order of events

Lane draw sheet



Register and train for summer paddling

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Practice Begins in
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We are accepting keiki 11 years old and up.  We are full in the 10 & under division but will take names for the waiting list.   See Kamali’i page for forms and details. Practices begin Tuesday, May 1.

Ages 10-13: Monday through Friday 2:45pm-4:00pm
Ages 14 & up:  Monday through Friday 4:00pm-5:00pm.

MEO Bus Transportation available.  See forms and schedule at the Kamali’i page.  Turn in MEO forms to HCC.

Novice practice
Novice Bs (1st year paddlers) & Novice A (2nd/3rd year paddlers) practice Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 5:00pm. Email for details or just come on down!

Open & Master 40+ Paddling
Practice schedule posted on Practice page.  Call your coach with questions: Aaron Brummel 268-9657 (open women/40 master women), Johnny Mac 281-6285 (open men/40 master men), Paul Lu’uwai 268-1755 (Master 50, 55, 60 & 65)

HCC Coach & Paddlers honored by the MIL

02.23.2012 0

The Maui News 2012 MIL Canoe Paddling All-Stars
Lu‘uwai, Firmignac named year’s best
February 22, 2012
The Maui News

The girls and mixed crews from Seabury Hall each claimed four spots on the MIL All-Star canoe paddling first teams after each squad went unbeaten in the Maui Interscholastic League and placed third in the state regatta.

Kaulupono Lu’uwai was named girls paddler of the year by the league’s coaches, and teammates Mikaela McDaniels, Ali Hoeck and Marina Sanchez were also chosen for the first team.

The other girls first-team All-Stars are Kelsie Tanabe and Natalia Levi of Molokai, Lilinoe Bal and Kara Frampton of Kamehameha Maui, Lahainaluna’s Halii Vierra and St. Anthony’s Katlin Kim.

The Spartans’ Paul Lu’uwai was named girls coach of the year.

The Seabury mixed crew’s first-team All-Stars are Kamaile Lee, Isabela Hamilton, Mogul Lu’uwai and Alden Simmer.

Frampton was also named a mixed first-teamer, along with Kamehameha’s Maleko Lorenzo. The other mixed first-teamers are Baldwin’s Kristi Kim and Phillip Brugger, King Kekaulike’s Kristin Cabanting and Lahainaluna’s Bronson Kaina.

Justin Firmignac, who helped Baldwin win three MIL races and the boys title, was named boys paddler of the year, and was joined on the first team by the Bears’ Xavier Leon, Vili Tolutau and Vetekina Malafu, with Alika Atay earning coach of the year recognition.

Maui High, which won two league regattas, put Regiemar Cadang and Kory Garangaza on the first team. Lorenzo was one of two Kamehameha selections, along with Palani Santos, while Seabury’s Alex Chapple and King Kekaulike’s Victor Raglund also made the team.

Girls honorable mentions went to Kanoe Delatori of Lahainaluna, Eunice Park of Baldwin and Hiilei Casco of Kamehameha. Boys recipients were Lahainaluna’s Mark Ventura, Baldwin’s Jeffery Tokanang, King Kekaulike’s Pono Hueu and Kamehameha’s Noah Harders.



HCC paddlers include Kaulu Lu’uwai, Mikaela McDaniel, Ali Hoeck, Marina Sanchez, Bela Halmilton, Mogul Lu’uwai, and Alex Chapple (Seabury), Lilinoe Bal, Kara Frampton, Hi’ilei Casco, and Maleko Lorenzo (Kamehameha-Maui), and Xaiver Leon (Baldwin).  Paul Lu’uwai is HCC’s longtime keiki coach.  He also coaches the HCC 50, 55, 60, and 65 women.



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