Aloha, 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 April 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

2019 Schedule:

May 24, Rig canoes at “Bully Land”, Kealia Beach north of Sugar Beach Condos, North Kihei, Maui

May 25, Sail to Kahoolawe

May 26, Community Service, work day on Kahoolawe.

May 27, Sail to Ka’anapali

June 7, Shoreline Race at Ka’anapali

June 8, Community Service (Wa`a Kiakahi) rides at Ka’anapali Beach

June 9,  Ka’anapali to Kaunakakai, Molokai

July 6, Kaunakakai to Waimanalo, Oahu ( Waimanalo Canoe Festival)

 July 7, Waimanalo to Haleiwa (  Ka`au Moana Memorial Race )

August 10, Haleiwa to Poipu, Kauai (Na Holokai)

Sept 7, Kendall Pacific Races, Poipu, Kauai

Sept 8, Kendall Pacific Races, Poipu, Kauai


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

Racing to Kaanapali Beach, Maui 2017

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

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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

Hawaiian Vikings leaving Keokea ’17 Photo: S. Boomer

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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