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. 1069944_10152074435912627_425330950_n   Senior Women 1069383_10152074433472627_2132351209_n 1069369_10152074434597627_24093339_n Women's Freshman 1013610_10152074432522627_743651202_n Open 4 Men in action 1012423_10152074436522627_836940176_n 1012214_10152074439777627_1918329719_n Sophmore Men 1012208_10152074432952627_820592993_n Novice B's 1011973_10152074430902627_1155220243_n Open Keiki 1011530_10152074428382627_835231942_n Open Mixed 1002554_10152074439042627_1927296951_n Alan, Nov B steersman 997999_10152074430027627_1341678400_n Nov B women 996504_10152074429712627_96790495_n Nov A men looking on...Mike, Tyson, Dominic and Scott 992926_10152074431497627_993705522_n Girl's 13 988634_10152074426492627_749309629_n Open Keiki 988612_10152074427722627_1949748963_n Senior Men 73308_10152074435017627_764500101_n Open Mixed, last race of the day 65196_10152074440227627_1072359013_n Newest edition to HPCC 62788_10152074435692627_2120411098_n Boy's 16 and under 21388_10152074432122627_1251497853_n

Congrats to our Nov A men at Waimanalo Regatta


IMG_2413 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.