To provide our community, young and old alike, with the opportunity to perpetuate the culture and art of Hawaiian canoe paddling.
We desire to create a positive environment based on mutual respect, rather than a win at all costs attitude. Our goal is to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of our club.
Our club is open to everyone from 8 years old and up. Interest, enthusiasm and willingness to participate are the only criteria.
Through the use of positive encouragement and training, we strive to give everyone the opportunity to be the best that they desire to be.
Move our club forward as one, encompassing our Youth, Adult, and recreational programs.
The Hanalei Canoe Club paddling season runs from February through October, starting with long distance racing. The regatta or sprint races begin in May, and culminate with the HCRA State Championship Race in August. The long distance season continues with the Na Pali Challenge here on Kauai, Queen Lili‘uokalani Race on the Big Island at Kona, and the biggest challenge of the season, the 41.8 miles race from Moloka‘i to O‘ahu. It's truly an experience to remember.
Our club consists of three divisions; the Youth Division is made up of girls and boys 10-18 years of age, the Adult Division is made up of women and men 19 year of age and up, and the 360's Division is made up of women and men who prefer to paddle recreationally year around.
Each year we sponsor the Tai Hook regatta at Hanalei Bay. Our three major fundraisers to help defray operating costs that include annual insurance dues and the upkeep of our facility and equipment, are the Haena to Hanalei 8-Mile Run/Walk in June, the Hanalei-Tahiti Fete in July, and the Luau at the end of July.
Being a member of Hanalei Civic Canoe Club is a wonderful, unique experience. You have the opportunity to make friends, learn to work as a team, and strengthen you mind and bodies. Hopefully we take all that we learn with us and apply in our every day lives. We are truly blessed to be able to paddle our canoes in a place as beautiful as Hanalei Bay!!!