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Special Statement About Uncle Bo...

It is with a heavy heart that Kai Opua Canoe Club confirms that Lawrence "Uncle Bo" Campos is terminally ill. As President of our club, and long time member of the Hawaii paddling community, Uncle Bo has touched the lives of thousands of paddlers around the world and navigated us all to incredibl...

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Update - Aug 28 - Notification about Canoe Availability

Aloha kakou,
We are really excited about our races coming up, and we look forward to seeing all of you in Kona. We have been getting a number of questions about canoe availability, and hopefully we can answer some of your questions.

We are allocating our canoes to out of state requests ...

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Live Feed Questionnaire for Saturdays Races

The Queen Liliuokalani Races are excited to announce that the Saturdays races will be covered LIVE on our Facebook page. Catch all the action starting at 7:30am by visiting our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/Queen...

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Reminders - Late Fees After Aug 29 and Worlds Qualifyer - 70s+

The Queen Liliuokalani Races are just around the corner and were certain that you are just as excited about the upcoming event as we are. And to make sure everything runs smoothly, we wanted to send out a reminder that we do charge late fees on certain events if you wait too long to register...

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QL is 6man Hawaii Qualifier For 2019 IVF World Distance Championships

As paddlers line up for the 2018 Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe races on the Labor Day weekend, Hawaii Canoe Racing Association members will also be competing for qualifying slots at the 2019 International Vaa Federation (IVF) World Distance Championships. The Quee...

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Junior Crews Added to Saturday Races

Aloha,

Do to several requests, we have decided to allow Junior crew entries into the 6-person Iron and 9-person change out races for Saturday. The crews must all consist of paddlers aged 16 through 18 to qualify. Note - the age is determined by the paddlers age on race day. This is the...

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Registration Procedures - Late/Walk-In Registrations

**NOTE - Please bring in waivers/IDs to registration check-in. We will no longer be accepting waivers and IDs via email.

Aloha!

We would once again like to thank everyone who has supported the Queen Liliuokalani Races held in beautiful Kailua-Ko...

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Rental Canoes No Longer Available for Wahine & Mixed 40s

Mahalo to all the registrants in the upcoming Queen Liliuokalani races for your support. Unfortunately, we have reached our limit for rental canoes FOR THE WAHINE (women) AND MIXED 40s races on Saturday. If you choose to race these events, you will be responsible for securing your own canoe at th...

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Inaugural Royal Splashfest Event - Cool Off and Join the Fun!

A cannonball contest from the Hawaiian Makahiki Games. This years competition will be in the style of Lele Pahu - plunging feet first with a great splash (cannonball!).

Enter as a solo diver or as a team of 6. Cant find all of your crew? Pull five new friends together and create your own in...

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New Waiver Form Requirement

There has been an update to the waiver forms required for racing at this years Queen Liliuokalani events. Each crew member is required to complete our standard 2017 waiver found at https://www.qlcanoerace.com/publicdocs/201...

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New Website for the Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Races

KAILUA-KONA - The Kai Opua Canoe Club is excited to announce that we have updated our website for the Queen Liliuokalani Races. The website, which is hosted at www.QLCanoeRace.com , has been developed for todays technologies, with a new mobile friendly des...

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