John D. Kaupiko Regatta (2013)


Various pictures at the Hui Nalu sponsored race. Races were held at the Kaneohe Marine Corp Base.
Race results can be found at OHCRA website

Open 4 Men waiting for their race to begin.

Senior Women


Women’s Freshman

Open 4 Men in action


Sophmore Men

Novice B’s

Open Keiki

Open Mixed

Alan, Nov B steersman

Nov B women

Nov A men looking on…Mike, Tyson, Dominic and Scott

Girl’s 13

Open Keiki

Senior Men

Open Mixed, last race of the day

Newest edition to HPCC

Boy’s 16 and under

Congrats to our Nov A men at Waimanalo Regatta



From L -> R in the above picture.  Dom, Matt, Tyson, Mike, Scott and Bill.

Congrats to our Nov A men for finishing 3rd at the Waimanalo Regatta this past Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Waimanalo Beach Park.  It was a sometimes rainy, often windy and definitely a long day at the races.  There were a few canoes that flipped over.  It was a fun day for all. All races were completed by ~6pm which beat the 6:15 deadline when the races were going to stop for the day.

You can find the days results above under the Results tab

On to our next race: Walter J. MacFarlane at Waikiki beach on July 4th, 2013.  Come on down to support our crews, cheer them on and learn more about paddling.

#19 Men Novice A
1 Kailua 7 3.54.39 Brian Bagunolo, Tony Laglia, Austin Carter, Bud MacPherson, Levi-Jordan Goeas, Joseph Walter,
2 Hui Lanakila 5 4.06.87
3 Honolulu Pearl 4 4.14.86
4 Healani 3 4.15.45
5 Leeward Kai 2 4.18.37
6 Hui Nalu 1 4.20.18
7 Waikiki Surf Club 4.30.55
8 New Hope 5.13.84
9 Outrigger 6.42.38
10 Lanikai 8.31.73

Hon Pearl Novice B Women 1st Place

Novice B Women Laulima 2011 Race

Novice B Women

Koa Kai Canoe Club held its annual Laulima pre-season race on April 16th Saturday.  It was a successful day for Honolulu Pearl Novice B Women team.  Hon Pearl ladies one more time made us proud, this time, by coming in first place in their division.  Novice B Women crew paddlers were Aimee Bailey, Adrienne Hopper, Brandi Brickler, Lydia Munger-Little, and Jill Bass.

The race had a long and short course. Short course started at beautiful Magic Island and stretched to Diamond Head and back.  The long course had a similar course to begin with, but crews had to paddle pass Magic Island to the West coming back from

Hon Pearl Paddlers at Koa Kai Race 2011

Hon Pearl Paddlers

Diamond Head before they paddled back to the finish line at Magic Island.

In addition to the Novice B Women team, Honolulu Pearl had 2 other Novice B Men teams,  and an Open Mix crew paddled at the race.  All teams successfully finished the race.

It was the perfect day to be on the beach, but not necessarily the best conditions to paddle long distance.  There weren’t much wind and the water was pretty flat all the way to and from Diamond Head.  But it turned out a lot of fun, and we definitely enjoyed the ocean, sun and the breathtaking Honolulu skyline.

You can find the Laulima 2011 race result here.

Also Alan Kang was again busy taking photos of all the action.  You can find his article and photo album here (Candid photos,  Women and Mixed Divisions and  Men’s Division Photos).

Note:  Group photo of Honolulu Pearl paddlers is courtesy of Alan Kang at Alan K Sports Hawaii.


A warm welcome to USS Hawaii from Honolulu Pearl Canoe Club

On February 24th, 2011, Honolulu Pearl Canoe Club was honored to give a warm welcome

USS Hawaii Homecoming

USS Hawaii Homecoming

to homecoming submarine USS Hawaii.  This was a very special occasion; because the USS Hawaii is not only state’s namesake submarine, but it also has a nick name “War Canoe”.  Because Hawaiian Outrigger Canoes were actually used as war canoes in ancient times,  this was the perfect welcome for USS Hawaii.

Here is the article from Star Advertiser about USS Hawaii’s homecoming.

And here are some photos from the event.