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Lahaina Canoe Club to hold registration

By Staff | Feb 28, 2019

Lahaina Canoe Club’s 12 Mixed crew earned a fifth place finish at the HCRA State Championships last summer.

LAHAINA – Lahaina Canoe Club will hold its season-opening registration day for the 2019 paddling season on Saturday, March 9, from 9 to 11a.m. at Hanakao’o Beach Park (Canoe Beach).

Look for the large red tent, where club members will be happy to assist with registration or answer questions.

Lahaina Canoe Club welcomes paddlers from manini to kupuna. The Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling season offers events for those as young as eight years old (manini) to the newest division for those 70 years and beyond.

For returning members, this is a great time to get information on the season, practice schedules and key dates. For novices or the curious, this is the perfect time to get involved with a canoe club.

The primary purpose of Lahaina Canoe Club is the education, perpetuation and practice of Hawaiian culture through canoe paddling.

This is an opportunity to learn about the many aspects of the canoe, or wa’a, its cultural background along with its relationship to the canoe club and with our community.

Canoe paddling is a healthy and adventurous activity where one can meet new people and see and do exciting things.

The sprint/regatta season runs from April to early August and offers post-season events for those with experience.

From an intimate regatta in Hana to statewide regatta championships to interisland channel crossings, outrigger canoe paddling offers something for almost everyone.

If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved in the Hawaiian canoe culture, an adventurous aquatic activity or need an invitation to open the door to this community, this is it.

Come down to Hanakao’o Beach Park between 9 and 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, to talk story or contact LCC at info@lahainacanoeclub.com.

If you miss the event on March 9, contact Lahaina Canoe Club through its website at www.lahainacanoeclub.com or Facebook.