Outrigger Resources

July 12, 2009

Culture and History

Polynesian Voyaging Society

“A Legacy of Paddling” article, from Coffee Times

KanuCulture, paddling publications

Websites of Interest

East Coast Outrigger Canoe Association (ECORA)

Kent Island Cup

Ithaca Dragon Boat Club

Fingerlakes International Dragon Boat Festival

News, Results & Community

OC Paddler – news for outrigger paddlers worldwide

Ocean Paddler TV

Pacific Paddler

Rambo’s Locker

Stand-Up Paddle blogspot

Y2Kanu – Hawai’i’s online paddling resource.

Yahoo!® Groups: ECORA

Yahoo!® Groups: Outrigger – discussion group for paddlers & kayakers

NECKRA – New England Canoe & Kayak Racing Association’s schedule


Outrigger Canoe Racing – Organizations in USA and Canada

Canadian Outrigger Racing Association (CORA).

Disabled Sports USA – Wounded Warrior Project (DSUSA).

Hawai’i Island Paddlesports Association (HIPA).

Kanaka I Kai Ka – O’ahu island paddlesports association.

Na ‘Ohana O Na Hui Wa’a – an O’ahu island racing association.

Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association (NCOCA).

O’ahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association (OHCRA).

Pacific Northwest Outrigger Racing Canoe Association (PNWORCA).

SoCal Ocean Racing – winter racing series.

South Florida Outrigger Racing Association (SFLORA).

Southern California Outrigger Racing Association (SCORA).

United States Canoe Association.

USA Canoe & Kayak (USACK).

Wave Chaser – northern California paddle series


Outrigger Canoe Racing – Premiere International Events

Hamilton Island Cup – richest outrigger event in the world; Australia.

Hawaiki Nui Va’a – races from Huahine to Raiatea, Taha’a, and Bora Bora.

International Va’a Federation (IVF) World Sprints Championships – 2010 in New Caledonia.

Ka’iwi Channel Relay – OC1/OC2 relays; 40 miles; Moloka’i to O’ahu.

Kaua’i World Challenge – OC1/OC2 races along 34 miles of rugged shoreline.

Liberty World Outrigger Competition – hosted by New York Outrigger.

Moloka’i Hoe – men’s Moloka’i to O’ahu race.

Na Wahine O Ke Kai – women’s Moloka’i to O’ahu race.

Queen Lili’uokalani – world’s largest long distance canoe races.

Rio Va’a – home of Rio Va’a canoe race in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Toronto Harbour Outrigger International Challenge.

U.S Outrigger Championships – Catalina channel crossing


Products/Gear

Chesapeake Light Craft

Danuu Kayak & Canoe Covers

Gillespie Paddles.

Eastern Outrigger – Outrigger Connection distributor in northeast U.S.

Hawaiian Designs

Hawaiian Outriggers East – eastern USA supplier of Hurricane OC1s.

Island Element – 10% discount for all outrigger and canoe clubs. Use promo code: OUTR0408.

Hinano Life – connect to others who appreciate the Polynesian lifestyle.

Holopuni Canoes – OC3 sailing canoes.

Honolua Surf Company.

Huki – makes OC1s , OC2s, surfskis & kayaks for racing & recreation.

Hypr Canoes – bringing choice and availability to the marketplace.

Kahuna Creations – board riders with big sticks.

Kialoa Canoe Paddles

Maoli Wa’a

Mubrook Paddles

OC6 Unlimited & Ocean ‘Ohana

‘Oiwi Ocean Gear

Outrigger Connection – makes Mirage, Fusion, Stingray & Stingray ll.

Pacific Paddling Products

Pacific Rim Paddle Company

PaddleMe Sportswear

Patagonia Sports – outrigger team pricing

Pogues Sports – Vancouver, Canada’s total source for paddling gear

Sea Specs – extreme sports sunglasses

Stand Up Padle Surfing magazine

Tiger Canoe & Kayak

Zaveral Racing Equipment


Training – Health & Fitness/Paddling Techniques

Paddle One – innovative standalone paddling simulator.

Strength Training for Outrigger Canoe Paddlers [pdf, 163K]

Training Manual – Hong Kong Island Paddling Club.

Vermont Waterways – paddling adapter for the C2 rower.


Friends of Outrigger Canoe Paddling

Kai Makana – ocean education through action.

Hālāwai – New York based Hawai’i interest group.

Outrigger Canoe Blogspot – fun videos and pictures.

Miami 2 Maine – paddling campaign for the environment, not just for the U.S. east coast.