Action continues today at the Annual Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Race in Kailua-Kona — the world’s largest long distance canoe race. And we have the perfect viewing point for you! Sit back and relax at On the Rocks (our sister restaurant right next door) and enjoy great drinks, food and camraderie! See you there! In the meantime, here’s what you can expect throughout he day today:
Sunday: Wa’a Kaulua
(double hull canoes)
On Sunday, the men and the women tie together two single hull canoes to make
the double hulls, and the women and the mixed double hulls start, taking the
Wa’a (canoes) 3 miles South to Lyman’s, turn there and return to Kailua Bay for
a total of six miles.
Sunday: OC1 (one person) & OC2 Races (two person)
The OC1 and OC2 canoe races are a recent addition to the more traditional
racing events. The men and women paddling in this one follow the same course as
the double-hull canoes.
Sunday: Stand-up Paddleboards
Course goes south to Casa de Emdeko, turn there and return to Kailua Bay. Stock
total distance: 3.5 miles and Unlimited: 4.5 miles.Race shirts for early registration online
Sunday: Teen (single hull canoes)
We are again this year adding three Keiki divisions (OC-6 – 6 person crews): 16
and under, 18 and under & mixed, 18 and under. The young people paddling
this race follow the same course as the double hull canoes.