2023 Should be a great year! The board is busy planning the 2023 season which should start May 6 on the Big Island and connect as many islands as possible. Stay tuned for the latest news!

 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

2022 Schedule:

May 20, Rig canoes at Keokea Park, Hawaii Island (canceled)

May 21, Race to Hana (canceled)

May 22, Race to Kahului (canceled)

June 3,  Race to Ka’anapali Beach from Kahului

June 4, Community Service (Wa`a Kiakahi) rides at Ka’anapali Beach

June 5,   Race: Ka’anapali to Waimanalo, Oahu

July 9, Waimanalo to Kahana

July 10, Kahana to Haleiwa

August 19, rig at Haleiwa

August 20, Haleiwa to Nawiliwili, Kauai ( Na Holo Kai)

September 10, 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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