Keauhou Canoe Club is Proud to Host the Founders Regatta
Dates(s): Saturday, 5/27/2023: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM / Event Type: HCRA Regatta / View All Events
Come join the fun on Saturday May 27th at the Pier in downtown (Kona) Kailua Town!
Festivities begin at 8:00 am with races scheduled throughout the day, ending around 5:00-5:30 pm. Sample sumptuous taste treats, Hawaiian style lunch, snacks, drinks and more. Check out the Club Wear booth where you can select from an array of official Keauhou Club Paddle Wear.
We encourage and welcome the public to attend and experience the beauty of Outrigger paddling, the sport of Hawaiʻi, at its finest. Teams from across Hawaiʻi island converge to participate in a day filled with team-based competitive sprint racing in priceless hand carved canoes made of rare koa wood.
Teams of six (6) paddlers ranging in age from 8 to 80 participate throughout the day as keiki, teens, men, women, and mixed crews compete for coveted medals and points to qualify for Hawaii State Championships. The day starts with keiki paddlers in an exhibition race, progressing to teens, men, women, and mixed crews who compete in specific age groups.
If youʻre an avid paddler visiting Kailua Kona, visiting and want to attend a local event, watch teams participate in outrigger paddling and enjoy the sights and sounds of a Regatta, join us at the Pier. Sprint races will be easily visible from the Pier as well as in town. If youʻre in town, walk down to the Pier to experience Clubs and members from around Hawaiʻi island compete with Aloha. Look forward to seeing you Saturday May 27th at the Pier