The Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is ” to learn, revive, educate and practice those ancient Hawaiian skills and values as they relate to sailing canoes and the Hawaiian culture”. This is done by educational and sailing events for the public as well as a yearly racing series which connects the Hawaiian Islands.

The races start on the Big Island in May and end on Kauai in September. The fleet stops on Maui, Molokai, and Oahu along the way.

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Auwahi Wind near Kahakuloa, Maui. Photo: Gloria Reed

2023 Schedule:

May 20, Kawaihae, Hawaii Island to Hana

May 21, Hana to Kahului

June 2  Race to Ka’anapali Beach from Kahului

June 3, Community Service (Wa`a Kiakahi) rides at Ka’anapali Beach

June 4,   Race: Ka’anapali to Waimanalo, Oahu

July 1, Waimanalo to Kahana

July 2, Kahana to Haleiwa

July 28, rig at Haleiwa

July 29, Haleiwa to Nawiliwili, Kauai ( Na Holo Kai)

August 26, Nawiliwili to Waimea

Above: Interview of HSCA President Ikaika Kinkaid 6/26/18


Team Kaanapali Beach Hotel to Molokai ’19
photo: Gloria Reed

Kahakuloa, Maui. Molokai Canoe Club surfing. Photo Gloria Reed ’18

Tight Finish Coming Into Kaunakakai, Molokai 2019   Photo: G. Reed

Hui Nalu Launch at Keokea

Hui Nalu Launch at Keokea Photo: Gloria Reed


Waimanalo Beach Start ’19

Racing to Kaanapali Beach, Maui 2017


Hawaiian Vikings on the way to Molokai ’18
Photo: Gloria Reed

No Holokai 15 Pule

Pule Before Na Holokai ’15 Photo by Raymond Vrielink

Molokai CC on the way to Haleiwa from Kailua, Oahu.
Photo: Gloria Reed

Team Olukai, Northshore Maui, photo by Gloria Reed

Team Olukai, Northshore Maui,           photo by Gloria Reed

Team Maui Jim Flying down Maui’s North Shore 2017

Hui Nalu, Northshore Maui ’17 Photo: S. Boomer

Kaiwi Channel 2013, photo by Megan Juran

Leaving Kailua Bay to Haleiwa. Photo:Gloria Reed

A day of Waterfalls, Olukai off Hana coast ’17
Photo: S. Boomer


Smoking Kaiwi Channel 2013, photo by Megan Juran

Team Kaanapali Beach Hotel off Lanikai ’18,
Photo: Gloria Reed


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