2022 Race Results

What a great weekend we had to start our 2022 season off!  It was like a family reunion to see everyone happy and healthy after our long “Off-Season” due to the pandemic.  Mahalo to everyone who came together to make the first weekend back racing a safe and successful event!  

The race Friday, June 3 from Kahului to Ka’anapali took our crews about 3 hours and the order of the finishing canoes was (points): 

  1. Olukai (7)
  2. Awahi Wind (6)
  3. Maui Jim (5)
  4. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel (4)
  5. Hui Nalu (3)
  6. Hawaiian Vikings (2)
  7. Ka’anapali Beach Resort Association (1)

The Wa’a Kia Kahi event on Saturday, June 4 was a great opportunity for our association to share the knowledge, Mana, and Aloha of our crews with the visitors and locals on Ka’anapali Beach. Although we shut down operations early due to high winds, we were able to safely welcome nearly 150 people.  All of the participants were thrilled with their experience with our crews! Great work everyone! 

That evening we came together at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel banquet room and enjoyed a delicious taco bar donated by Hula Grill Ka’anapali.  This was their way to say Mahalo for all that we shared with the Ka’anapali community.  HSCA provided an open bar and many great conversations and stories were shared.  

On Sunday, June 5 we set sail to race from Ka’anapali to Waimanalo, which is a course the association hasn’t raced in many years.  All crews made it safely across the Pailolo, Kalohi, and Ka’iwi safely with the all the canoes hitting the beach under 7.5 hours!  Way to go everyone!  The order of finish for the race:

  1. Olukai (7)
  2. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel (6)
  3. Maui Jim (5)
  4. Hui Nalu (4)
  5. Auwahi Wind (3)
  6. Hawaiian Vikings and Ka’anapali Beach Association both got towed in.
Photo: Gloria Reed
Photo: Rick Wilson
Photo: Gloria Reed
Photo: Alex Reinprecht