HIPA'S KEOKEA CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE HELD THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH
Registration is at 8:00 a.m. at Keokea State Park, Race Meeting at 9:30 a.m., Race start at 10:00 a.m.
18 and above - Long course only
HIPA shirts are in and will be distributed at Saturday's race, with the remaining to be distributed at Point Series luncheon!
BIG MAHALO TO JUSTIN DRYER WITH LELE FOR THE PRIZES AND HIPA JERSEYS, AND THANK YOU TO RICHARD CHAN WITH BIG ISLAND GRILL FOR THE AWESOME FOOD
THE EAST HAWAII CHALLENGE HAS BEEN CANCELLED TOMORROW, MARCH 24TH DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS (per the County) AND RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 31, 2018
MARCH 31ST IS THE EAST HAWAII CHALLENGE
REGISTRATION IS AT BAY FRONT AT 8:00 am, RACE START AT 9:45 am
From Richardson's to Hilo Bay _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
KAUIKEAOULI CHALLENGE/KUUIPO RACE
(click on the word "Photo" on left upper corner to open the photos)
Courtesy of Susan Anderson - (click on the word "Photo" on left upper corner to open the photos)
This Saturday, March 17th, Keauhou Canoe Club will sponsor the Kauikeaouli Challenge Races, which includes the 20th Annual Kuuipo Race in the Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association series in memory of Eda Hinchcliffe, for OC1, OC2, V-1, Surfskis and Standup Paddleboards.
The 6-1/2 mile short course will run from outside Keauhou Bay to Lyman’s Bay and back to Keauhou, while the 10 mile long course will begin at Honokohau Harbor and head straight south to the finish line inside Keauhou Bay.
The event will be followed by lunch and awards at the Keauhou CC halau.
All Registration will take place at Keauhou Canoe Club’s halau at Keauhou Bay, starting at 8 a.m. and both long and short courses will begin at 10 a.m. and be followed with lunch and awards at Keauhou.
*PLEASE DO NOT SET UP YOUR CANOES ON THE GRASS BY BATHROOMS, THERE IS ANOTHER FUNCTION GOING ON THERE. MAHALO!
LavaLava Beach Club Race is CANCELLED for this year due to construction work going on.
THIS COMING SATURDAY WILL BE THE FREDDIE BERENGUE OHANA WA'A BIRTHDAY / MEMORIAL EVENT RACE
Registration will be at the Honokohau HIPA Halau at 7:30 am, race course will be from Mahai'ula to the harbor, but may change depending on conditions and wind. The race will be approximately 9 miles. Entry donation $20 per paddler
Photos Courtesy of Susan Anderson
(*Not a HIPA Point Series race)
THE LOUIS KELEKOLIO MEMORIAL CANOE RACE
AT HONAUNAU BAY ON MARCH 3, 2018
Photo link for picture taken by Nue Youderian and edited by Susan Anderson below (copy and paste):
HUMPY'S VALENTINES RELAY AT HONOKOHAU HARBOR ON 02/10/2018
Registration 8:00 am Race Meeting 9:15 am Race Start 9:30 am
Race course starts at Honokohau harbor, goes to the Pier and back to Honokohau harbor
COPY AND PASTE THE LINK BELOW TO SEE PHOTOS courtesy of Susan Anderson
2018 POINT SERIES QUALIFICATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- Age group paddlers must participate in at least 5 races of the same division on same course (short or long course) to qualify for point series awards.
- Novice and Va'a categories must participate in at least 5 races on the same course (short or long).
- The two relay races are one (1) participation point each.
- YOU HAVE TO BE A HIPA MEMBER TO QUALIFY FOR THE 2018 POINT SERIES. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Saturdays Jackie Rey's Relay provided glassy conditions with some small kine bumps (if you could find them) for the participants. There was a great turn out, with everyone getting a dryfit shirt, lunch by the Jackie Rey's chefs, and awards for 1st place divisions. Results are photo link below:
Copy and paste the link below to see photos courtesy of Susan Anderson
STAN CANN CLASSIC
January 13, 2018 at Hilo Bay
Registration at Kamehameha CC halau at 7:30 a.m.
Race Meeting 9:00 a.m. Race Start 9:30 a.m.
Abbott SeaMan Race 12/09/2017 at Keauhou Bay
Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Race Meeting at 8:45 a.m. Race Start at 9:00 a.m.
Entry fee is $15 with a donation of a 6 pack of canned goods or other non-perishable foods, or
$25 with no donation of food (includes $10 donation). All food and $10 donation will go to the Hawaii Food Basket
"BEANIE MEMORIAL RACE "
ON NOVEMBER 25TH 2017 AT SURF PARK IN KAWAIHAE.
Aloha O'e Freddie
You will always be in our hearts!
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE BELOW:
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND POINT SERIES AWARDS WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, MAY 20TH, 4:00 P.M. AT THE HIPA HALAU.
Libations and Pupus will be served.
2017 RACE SEASON
HIPA AND LELE KEOKEA CHAMPIONSHIP - APRIL 1st
HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Ocean swell conditions prevent any reasonable chance of a successful race. In consideration of the safety of our paddlers and escort crews, the Keokea race has been cancelled.
Please send an email to HipaEmail@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to help out for the 2017 Season!
Congratulations to our 2016 Point Series winners.
OC1 Men 30-39 Samson Castillio 1st
OC1 Men 40-49 Eddie Hayward 1st, Theron Ogata 2nd, Alex De Miranda 3rd
OC1 Men 50-59 Hunter Anderson 1st, Lin Cox 2nd, Scott Ferry 3rd
OC1 Men 60+ Jeff Clemenson 1st
OC1 Men Novice Joshua Allen 1st, Lorin Sellars 2nd
OC1 Women 40-49 Tina Flower 1st
OC1 Women 50-59 Miri Sumida 1st, Leila Duim 2nd
OC1 Women Novice Linda Robb 1st
SUP Men Alec Fierman 1st
Va’a Men Kekua Nolan 1st, Zachary Judd 2nd, Koa Spoon 3rd
- Age group paddlers must participate in at least 6 same division races on the short and long course to qualify for point series awards.
- Novice and Va'a categories must participate in at least 6 races. This allows for no short course Novice division at Keokea and HIPA encourages the use of a rudder at Keokea.
- Only categories with a potential award winner(s) have been listed.
- The two relay races are one (1) participation point each.
- YOU HAVE TO BE A HIPA MEMBER TO QUALIFY FOR THE 2017 POINT SERIES.
Race Fees for HIPA members in 2017
Each Race for 2017 will be only $15 for HIPA members in good standing and $25 for non-members.
Individual HIPA Memberships: Adult $60 Junior $15 for 17 and under.
Family HIPA Membership: $120 for 2 adult paddlers & up to 2 children, 17 yrs & under
All HIPA memberships include use of the HIPA facilities at Honokahau harbor and $10 off each race entry fee.
HIPA Membership is included with storage rack fees at the HIPA halau. Annual $180 ($160 for upper rack). Full payment due by 02/01/2017
2015 Point Series Tally
Anyone that uses the HIPA facilities at Honokahau harbor must be a HIPA member in good standing. The general public is able to use the harbor facilities at any time but our club area is only for HIPA members.
More information about the HIPA halua at the Harbor can be found on the Halua Canoe Storage Page.