2014 Registration!

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Adult Registration
April 7, 2014 || 3-5pm
Please bring your drivers license or passport.
2014 Membership Dues: $100
2014 Regatta Dues: $100
2014 Novice B Regatta Dues: $60
Practices Start April 16, 2014 5pm

Keiki Registration
April 14, 2014 || 3-5pm
Please bring keiki’s birth certificate or passport.
2014 Keiki Regatta Dues: $80
2014 Keiki Regatta Dues w/ Paddling Parent/Guardian: $40
Practice Start Date TBA

Please contact Arianna at 808-893-2124 or with any questions regarding registration.

2014 Season Kick Off Potluck

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2014 Promo Poster

Join us on March 22, 2014 at 11am for our 2014 Season Kick Off Potluck!

If you are curious about our programs or facilities, come down and meet the team. We won’t be paddling, just “talking story” and getting excited for the 2014 Regatta season!

There are also NOVICE paddling practice on Mondays & Wednesday at 5pm. This is for adults who have never raced before but are interested in learning the sport and racing competitively.

Further questions?

Email or call (808)893-2124 during office hours (M-F, 1-4pm)

Take your pick for Rick! Win a Ehukai, Storm, Scorpius XS/XM or Hurricane

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This year’s Pailolo Challenge was in dedication to a great Hawaiian Canoe Club paddler, coach and much more, Rick Nu’u a beloved husband, father, brother and son.

Everyone that knows Rick was touched by him in some way, he gave his heart and his energy to everyone around him. We are happy to announce, an online tribute to share pictures and stories about Rick. Not only that, but you can win a brand new Ehukai, Storm or Scorpius XM/XS!! Every $5 donation is another chance to win new canoe and a way for us to come together to support Rick’s ohana, wife Zoe and 2 daughters, Tia and Kaena.

You can also purchase a T-shirt if you like, a high quality and comfy shirt with photo of Rick paddling his OC1 at Jaws in Maui.

Please help us and the cause by sharing the website with your email list, friends, family, clients, customers, whoever you might know that can help and be part of this effort.


aloha nuu

Canoes donated by Outrigger Zone, T-shirt design and web design donated by Liquid Media

Zip For The Trees

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Skyline Eco-Adventures with Plant A Wish

3nd Annual

Zip For The Trees

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Skyline Eco-Adventures Haleakala

 2.5 miles up Crater Rd., Kula

On November 2, Skyline will offer zipline tours for $30.00 per person for a 3-line (plus swinging bridge) tour at the Haleakala course located on Crater Road. From 8:30 am – 4:00 pm we will take out groups of 12 guests every 1/2 hour.  Tours are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, no reservation is necessary. 100% of the proceeds from these tours will be given back to a specified charitable community organization.

In addition to ziplining, and in celebration of Arbor Day, Skyline and Plant A Wish will be guiding Maui youth groups in planting native Hawaiian trees on the grounds of the Haleakala course.  For their participation members of the youth groups will receive a certificate for a complimentary zipline tour.  The public is also invited to plant a tree. Environmental groups will be on hand to help educate participants about Hawaii’s unique environment, history and culture. Guests will also enjoy live music,  a live radio broadcast from Pacific Radio Group with prizes and giveaways and much more!
Food from Higher Ground café at Maui’s newest lavender farm will be available to purchase.

Come upcountry and rediscover Maui’s original zipline!

Designated charitable organizations:

East Maui Watershed Partnership

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Hawaiian Canoe Club’s Kamali‘i program

The Nature Conservancy

Maui Cultural Lands

Hui Malama Learning Center

Please call 878-8037 ext. 203 for more information

zip for trees flyer

Pailolo Challenge 2013

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The Coffees of Hawaii Pailolo Challenge has been scheduled for September 14th 2013. For updated information and registration please visit:

2012 Results by Division

2012 Order of Finish


Canoes of all types have, for years, been enjoying the downwind run from West Maui to South Moloka’i.

For a time, there was only one race — for 0C-1s and Surfskis but, in 2007, the Pailolo Challenge was inaugurated so that finally, Hawaii’s 6-person outrigger canoe paddlers could enjoy one of Hawaii’s best downwind runs.

One of windiest channels in the Hawaiian islands, the Pailolo Channel takes the trades that funnel between Maui and Moloka’i and transforms them into perfectly spaced bumps that offer rides virtually all the way from the start at D.T. Flemings Beach Park to Kaunakakai Pier, 26 miles away.

The race is open to HRCA approved fiberglass six-person outrigger canoes AND Open Class Canoes.

Divisions: Men’s open (9), Master 40 (9) , Master 50 (10), Iron (6). Women’s open (10), Master 40 (10), Master 50 (12), Master 60 (12) and Iron (men, women, or mixed 6)

No escort boat required for iron crews however, all iron crews are encouraged to have a VHF radio on board.

• Registration is on Friday, September 13 from 11:00am-5:00pm at Maui Brewing Company Brew Pub.  Paddlers receive 25% off food and $3 beers till 5pm.
• Intent to Participate form due Friday, September 6.  All other forms due at Registration on Friday, Sept 13.  Register online at
• All women’s and mixed crew start at 9:00am.  All men’s crews start 15 minutes later.

2010 Pailolo Challenge video


Dutchy Kino Memorial Classic

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Dutchy Kino Memorial Classic

Saturday, August 24, 2013

For decades we have honored Maui’s legendary outrigger coach and paddler Dutchy Kino in this much anticipated long distance canoe race.

Like previous years, the course begins with women’s crews taking off from Makena Landing and finishing at Ka Lae Pohaku. Then it’s the men’s crews turn to race up the coast to Haycraft, turning on buoy to surf downwind and finishing at Makena Landing.


Makena Landing to Ka Lae Pohaku
7:00am Registration
7:30 Coaches meeting at Landing
8:00am Race Start off of Makena Point


Ka Lae Pohaku, turn at Haycraft, Makena Landing
9:00am Registration
10:00am Coaches meeting near KCC hale
10:30am Race Start off of pier

Divisions (all iron)
NOVICE B Men, Women, Mixed (Women’s course)
NOVICE A Women (Women’s course)
NOVICE A Men (Men’s course)
MIXED OPEN (Women’s course only–no less than 3 women)

Lunch and awards at Makena Landing at 1:00pm

$20 per person

Click to download info sheet

Click to download entry form as a pdf

Click to download entry form as a .doc

Click to download Wmn/Mixed’s course finish diagram

Click to download Men’s course finish diagram



DK 2012 Women Mixed Results

DK 2012 Men’s Results



‘Aha ‘Aina 2013

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Hawaiian Canoe Club presents its annual ‘Aha ‘Aina Dinner & Culture Show on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at King Kamehameha Golf Club. Doors open at 5pm. Dinner at 6:30pm. Large Silent Auction. Live entertainment by Grammy Award Winner George Kahumoku and a hula showcase by the Kamali’i Program Keiki.

Dinner tickets are $40 for HCC members and $50 for non-members. They are available through HCC members, HCC office, or the online shopping center below. You can also call 893-2124 to purchase your tickets today!

HCC will again have the ‘Aha ‘Aina Drawing.   Prizes include a new Storm OC1 by Mike Giblin at Outrigger Zone and an Apple iPad.

Click to learn more about why HCC programs are worth your support

Click to learn how to become an event sponsor

Click to donate and item to the silent auction

Purchase your Tickets Online

If you have your tickets, but have yet to purchase them, please enter the ticket numbers in the field marked “personalize your product”.
If you are purchasing multiple tickets, after you click “Add to Cart” you will see a “Checkout” link at the top of this page, after clicking “Checkout” you can adjust your quantities and click the “Update” button, then finish checkout.

‘Aha ‘Aina Dinner Ticket – $40

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‘Aha ‘Aina Raffle Ticket – $5

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MCHCA Scholarship application available

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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

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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


Kokua at Canoe water lining Saturday, March 30

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Canoe water lining Sunday, March 30
Pahili, our fierce racing koa canoe, is to be water lined by HCRA officials on Saturday, March 30 at 8:00am. Members are asked to kokua with the water lining by meeting at Maui Tropical Plantation at 8:15am. The water lining should be done by noon.

HCRA established a periodic water lining program to insure canoes conform to the design specifications set forth under the HCRA race rules. You can read more about specific rules pertaining to koa canoes here under Addendum A.

2013 Maui Invitational Keiki Regatta

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2013 Maui Invitational Keiki Regatta

Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9

Kahului Harbor, Maui

Friday Schedule
3:00pm                   Varsity girls, boys, and mixed races in OC6 and OC2
6:30pm                    Dinner

Saturday Schedule
9:00am-3:00pm Regatta
5:30pm                    Dinner ($10 per person—please email Paul Kauhane Luuwai with your count
6:30pm                    Awards
7:30-9:30pm        Disco at HCC

Regatta Events
Girls Novice A
Boys Novice A
Mixed Novice A
JV Girls
JV Boys
JV Mixed
Novice A OC-2
Varsity OC-2
*all OC-2 events are co-ed only

Registration Fee $5 per paddler
Regatta Entry fee $12 per crew
Dinner $10 per person (open to paddlers, coaches, and parents)

Registration and Entry Forms (as of January 22, 2013)
Click to download

Intent Form one per club

Roster Form one per club

Payment Form one per club

OC6 Entry Form one per crew

OC2 Entry Form one per club

Celebration of Life for Rick Nu’u

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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

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