Paddling Ke Kai

on Sunday, 26 January 2014.

Hawaiian for The Spirit of the Sea, Ke Kai O'Uhane Outrigger Canoe Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the perpetuation of the ancient art of Hawaiian outrigger canoeing, as well as the history and culture of Hawai'i. Outrigger canoes are a traditional Polynesian craft used for over a thousand years to traverse the vast Pacific Ocean, as well as for fishing and general transportation.

Today they are generally used for pleasure and in racing competitions. We have crews that compete and have competed in races held within the Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association (NCOCA), Southern California Outrigger Racing Association (SCORA), International  Va`a  Federation (formerly known as the International Polynesian Canoe Federation), the  Catalina Challenge, the  Queen Lili'uokalani (Queen’s Race in Kona Hawai`i ) as well as the  Na Pali Challenge, the  Na Wahine O Ke Kai, (Women's race) and the  Moloka'i Hoe (Men's race) - both from Moloka'i to Oahu. Our club was founded in 1984 and we are one of about 20 members in the NCOCA.

Member organizations of the NCOCA host sprint and long distance races throughout Northern California. See our schedule for race locations and dates. Ke Kai encourages all age groups to participate. Our paddlers range in age from 6 to 70. We are proud to have families paddle that include grandparents down to their own grandchildren. It is not uncommon to see 3 generations of one family, participating in Ke Kai O’Uhane activities.

Wahine Paddling Practice
Mon Aug 20 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Kane Paddling Practice
Tue Aug 21 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Kane, Wahine, Keiki Paddling Practice
Thu Aug 23 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Kula Anela (Angel Island) Long Distance Race
Sat Aug 25 @ 6:00AM - 05:00PM
Kane, Wahine, Keiki Paddling Practice
Sat Aug 25 @ 7:30AM - 10:30AM
47th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani LD Race
Fri Aug 31 @ 6:00AM - 05:00PM
US Long Distance Championships (Catalina Crossing)
Sat Sep 08 @ 6:00AM - 05:00PM
Pailolo Challenge LD Race
Sat Sep 15 @ 6:00AM - 05:00PM
40th Annual Na Wahine O Ke Kai (Women's LD World Championships)
Sun Sep 23 @ 6:00AM - 05:00PM
Monterey Bay Crossing
Sat Sep 29 @ 6:00AM - 05:00PM

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