Oct
8
5:30 PM17:30

Waitakere Outriggers 25th Anniversary

Waitakere OCC is celebrating its 25th anniversary on 8 October - under 3 weeks time!

Former members and anyone else associated with Waitakere over the years is invited to the 25th Anniversary Dinner.  Venue is the Te Atatu Boating Club, Bridge Ave Te Atatu, starting at 5.30pm. Cost $40 per head included a 3 course buffet meal. Cash bar will be open.

Come with your stories to tell at a great night to celebrate our 25 years in waka ama! Email waitakereocc@gmail.com for tickets.

And don't forget, 8 October is also the Bridges Race, same venue as the dinner.  As well as the "serious" races we have a fun former members race - either make up your own team or get together on the day

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Sep
30
to Oct 2

2016 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Long Distance Nationals

Venue: Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty
Date: Fri 30th Sep - Sun 2nd Oct 2016
Distance: Iron

http://wakaama.co.nz/racecalendar/lookup/1176

 NAU MAI HAERE MAI HOE MAI Welcome to all local and extended paddling whanau who have signed up for this years 2016 Long Distance Nationals. Te Puku o Te Ika Outrigger Canoe Association (TPOTI) in association with Waka Ama New Zealand (WANZ) is hosting this year’s event at Tauranga Moana. The members of TPOTI look forward to having you visit our region, and offer you all a warm welcome and any help that we can provide to make your visit successful and enjoyable.

NAU MAI HAERE MAI HOE MAI
Welcome to all local and extended paddling whanau who have signed up for this years 2016 Long Distance
Nationals. Te Puku o Te Ika Outrigger Canoe Association (TPOTI) in association with Waka Ama New Zealand
(WANZ) is hosting this year’s event at Tauranga Moana. The members of TPOTI look forward to having you visit
our region, and offer you all a warm welcome and any help that we can provide to make your visit successful and
enjoyable.

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2016 IVF Va'a World Sprints Champs
May
5
to May 15

2016 IVF Va'a World Sprints Champs

  • Sportsmans Parade Bokarina, QLD, 4575 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Sunshine Coast has successfully bid to host the 2016 World Outrigging Sprint Championships which will be held at Lake Kawana.

The staging of the 17th IVF Va’a World Sprint Championships at Lake Kawana on the Sunshine Coast will ensure the continued growth of the V1 discipline throughout Australia and the development of V1s in emerging countries such as Malaysia.

http://www.worldsprints.com/

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2016 Activepost Waka Ama Sprint Nationals
Jan
18
to Jan 23

2016 Activepost Waka Ama Sprint Nationals

New Zealand's premier event, the Activepost Waka Ama Sprint Nationals, taking place on the beautiful Lake Karapiro every January.

This is where it all happens, pitting clubs against clubs, teams against teams and regions against regions.  The Best paddlers all come out to play. Who will be on top in 2016?

Race Distances: 250m, 500m, 1000m and 1500m 

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NOC – Norfolk Ocean Challenge
Jan
17
to Jan 21

NOC – Norfolk Ocean Challenge

After a super successful Inaugural NOC – Norfolk Ocean Challenge paddlers won’t want to miss the next Norfolk Ocean Challenge 17 – 21 January 2016. SPECTATORS also very welcome to join us, join the excitement and share the vibe of NOC the ROCK! Follow the race around the island and join in the welcome, closing and party night!

https://www.norfolkislandtravelcentre.com/events/noc

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Vaka Eiva 2015
Nov
20
to Nov 27

Vaka Eiva 2015

  • Avarua Roundabout Avarua District Cook Islands (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From small beginnings in 2004 for the inaugural Vaka Eiva right up to the introduction of GPS technology for the Eleventh Event in 2014, The Cook Islands Canoeing Association is filled with excitement as we look forward to Vaka Eiva 2015.

http://www.vakaeiva.com/

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Hawaiki Nui Va'a 23rd edition - Tahiti
Nov
3
to Nov 7

Hawaiki Nui Va'a 23rd edition - Tahiti

Location: Leeward Islands. The Hawaiki Nui race has become a prominent event in the outrigger canoe world and will celebrate its 22nd edition. Over 3 days, teams from all over the world will compete in one of the toughest outrigger canoe race. The race starts in Huahine to Raiatea (Day 1), then Raiatea to Taha'a (Day 2), and lastly the most difficult and longest segment of the race, Taha'a to Bora Bora (Day 3). The Hawaiki Nui race is absolutely spectacular! More information, http://www.hawaikinuivaa.pf 

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Pearl of the North
Oct
24
9:00 AM09:00

Pearl of the North

  • Tapuaetahi Beach Rd Te Tii, Northland, 0294 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kaihoe o Ngati Rehia Trust

Pearl of the North

W1/W2 & Junior/Novice W6,12km at Tapuawaetahi (9am start)

W6 Seniors Tapuawaetahi to Te Tii – around the Purerua Peninsula, 32km (12 noon start)

Festival at Te Tii all day

32km and 12km Race Distances

http://wakaama.co.nz/racecalendar/lookup/1141

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Molokai Hoe - Hawaii
Oct
11
6:30 AM06:30

Molokai Hoe - Hawaii

It's an unpredictable and often treacherous 41 mile (65.9km) journey from Molokai to Oahu across the Kaiwi Channel.  The event is considered by many competitive paddlers to be their sport's ultimate challenge.

The Moloka‘i Hoe has become one of the longest running annual team sporting events in Hawai‘i, second only to football. The Moloka‘i Hoe perpetuates one of Hawaii’s and Polynesia’s most important and historic cultural traditions, while honoring outrigger canoe paddlers around the world. The Moloka‘i Hoe tests the limits of physical and mental strength and endurance, courage determination and teamwork, and paddlers must also battle nature’s most extreme elements.

Each year over 1000+ paddlers from around the world compete in the Moloka‘i Hoe, the men’s world championship in outrigger canoe racing. 

http://www.molokaihoe.com/index.html

 

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Alo PaoPao 2015
Sep
28
to Oct 3

Alo PaoPao 2015

This is where we go when all we want to do is stare loveingly at what could soon be yours to experience... A fantastic holiday, jam packed full of fun, music, sun and above all some serious paddling competition! Otherwise known as, Alo Paopao 2015!

Race Distances:  7k mini marathon, 44k Change or 35k Iron, Sprints 500m and 1500m Paopao racing Plus heaps extra fun activities! 

http://www.nafanuapaddling.com/

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Trans Tasman Series and Gubbi Gubbi Championships
Sep
25
to Sep 28

Trans Tasman Series and Gubbi Gubbi Championships

  • Lake Kawana Blvd Bokarina, QLD, 4575 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Trans Tasman Series and Gubbi Gubbi Championships 25th - 28th September 2015.

Held at Lake Kawana on the beautiful Sunshine Coast this spectacular event hosts junior paddlers from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands.

https://www.facebook.com/TransTasmanGubbiGubbiChampionships?fref=ts

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Waikato Awa Race 2015
Sep
5
7:30 AM07:30

Waikato Awa Race 2015

Nga Tai Whakarongo Hoe Waka (NTW) is an outrigger canoe club based in Hamilton.  This club was formed in 1989 and is one of the oldest clubs in the country.  NTW has always had a close affiliation to the Waikato River, which has been our principal training ground since the clubs inception. 

A small team of life members have kept the club in operation with over 120 members ranging in age from 6 through to 60 registered in the 2013/2014 year.  Current members revived this race in 2011 and this is now our 4th Annual Event.

This gives participants who would like the opportunity to paddle on the Mighty Waikato, the ability to do so.

18 and 30km distances.

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QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI - Hawaii
Sep
3
to Sep 7

QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI - Hawaii

What is now the World's Largest Long Distance Canoe Race was actually started in 1972 simply to fulfill a need. The race really began as a way to train for the grueling Na Wahine O Ke Kai (Women) and the Molokai Hoe (Men) long distance canoe races from the island of Molokai to the island of Oahu.

Named in honor of the last reigning monarch of Hawaii, Queen Lili'uokalani, the first race fell on the Queen's birthday, September 2.

Since those early beginnings, the race has grown tremendously. We now are host to over two thousand five hundred paddlers from all over the world - Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Florida, California and Canada - just to name a few.

And it has grown from a one day event to three days of racing, with the first day being the strenuous single-hull canoe races, which cover the 18 miles (29km) between Kailua and Honaunau, followed by double hull and one-person canoe races on Sunday. All this action is then followed up with the Ali'i Challenge held on Monday - a northward paddle from Kailua-Kona to Kona Village.

Held each year on Labor Day Weekend, the fun includes a torchlight parade and dance on Saturday night, and an awards luau on Sunday.

https://www.kaiopua.org/index.asp

 

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Toronto International Outrigger Challenge
Aug
15
to Aug 16

Toronto International Outrigger Challenge

  • Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 11th annual Toronto International Outrigger Challenge is set to go with two days of competitive racing and fun on August 15 and 16 at the Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club. This event will challenge an international field of outrigger canoe, kayak, and surfski paddlers in a 23km+ course around Toronto Island, returning to Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club.

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Round the Rock Alcatraz Challenge
Aug
8
8:00 AM08:00

Round the Rock Alcatraz Challenge

  • San Francisco Bay Trail SF, CA, 94129 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Round the Rock Alcatraz Challenge will offer two exciting and competitive courses on central San Francisco Bay between the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. All courses are designed to provide: great racing, participant safety, spectacular views of dynamic San Francisco Bay, and to take advantage of the winds and currents on race day.

Approximately 16km Distance.

http://www.alcatrazchallenge.com/acrace.html

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Rotohoe Series 4
Jul
11
7:00 AM07:00

Rotohoe Series 4

  • Reeme St Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, 3010 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ruamata Waka Ama Club warmly invites you to attend our Rotohoe Series - five events on four of our beautiful local lakes.

20km Paddle Distance.

http://www.wakaama.co.nz/racecalendar/lookup/1113

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Hoe Matariki Regatta 2015
Jun
20
7:30 AM07:30

Hoe Matariki Regatta 2015

The annual Parihaka Regatta to celebrate He Matariki (the Māori New Year) will take place at Whangarei Cruising Club Parua Bay Clubhouse, Whangarei Heads Road.

7km Singles and 18km W6 Race Distances.

http://wakaama.co.nz/content/files/55498944274a6/Hoe%20Matariki%20Regatta%20Panui%202015.pdf

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Liberty Challenge 2015
Jun
20
7:30 AM07:30

Liberty Challenge 2015

The Liberty Challenge hosted by New York Outrigger is the largest outrigger regatta on the East Coast.  Since 1997, the Liberty Challenge has grown to become one of the most prestigious outrigger canoe races in the world.  The race is unique among world outrigger regattas as it takes place in a bustling urban harbor.

Detailed information about the Liberty Challenge can be found on the race website: www.libertychallenge.org.

24km Race Distance.

The outrigger canoes launch, start and finish at Hudson River Park’s Pier 26. Upon the start at Pier 26, crews paddle south along The Battery. Men’s and women’s crews continue along the Manhattan shoreline into the complex currents of the East River past the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges before crossing the East River to Brooklyn. The crews continue along the Brooklyn shoreline to Buttermilk Channel located between Governors Island and Brooklyn. Mixed Crews race from the Battery towards Buttermilk Channel. After rounding the southern end of Governors Island, crews paddle directly across New York Harbor towards the face of the Statue of Liberty before turning north past Ellis Island and Jersey City. The race continues north up the Hudson River along the New Jersey shoreline past Hoboken before crossing back to the Manhattan shoreline and heading back down the river along Hudson River Park towards the finish at Pier 26.

 

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Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge
Jun
7
9:30 AM09:30

Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge

  • Yorkeys Knob Rd Yorkeys Knob, QLD, 4878 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

GBROC is a part of the 2015 ‘Cairns Airport Adventure Festival’ commencing on Sunday, 7 June, culminating on Sunday 14 June with the Cairns Airport Ironman Cairns triathlon. This is an action packed sporting festival featuring some of the world’s elite sportsmen and women. Be part of the action as Tropical North Queensland provides the ultimate location for grueling distance and fantastic surf action.

This is an Iron OC6/OC1/OC2, surfski and SUP Event.

Race Distance: 45km

Nominations must be lodged with payment by Friday 15th May 2014 online at www.aocra.com.au

Clubs must lodge a CLUB NOMINATION

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IceBreaker Challenge
May
30
to May 31

IceBreaker Challenge

  • Magnet St Dunedin, Otago, 9016 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

He mihi mahana ki a koutou, nga Kaihoe o te Wai Pounamu.

Nau mai haere mai ki te Waka Ama haerenga o Fire in Ice…

Fire in Ice invites you to attend our annual Dunedin IceBreaker Challenge regatta, to be held in picturesque Dunedin/Otepoti, hosted from the OUSA Aquatic Centre facilities located at the Otago Boat Harbour, Magnet Street.

10, 18 and 21km Distances.

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Aussie Aito 2015
May
15
6:30 AM06:30

Aussie Aito 2015

  • Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba, QLD Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

All races will be held in open water from Mooloolaba Beach (near the rock wall at the spit.) If conditions do not allow for open water paddling, all races will be held in the Mooloolah River, north of the Coast Guard station on Parkyn Parade.

Distances range from 2km for Under 12s to 24km for Senior Men.

For more details follow this link.

https://aocra.com.au/new/eventdetails.php?eventid=24

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