WELCOME New and Returning Paddlers to the 2018 Regatta Racing Season!
We have scheduled 4 registration dates in March to give you an early start to the season. We encourage you to come by on one of these dates so that all of your paperwork can be completed before practices begin.
March 10, 2018 – Saturday
March 11, 2018 – Sunday
March 24, 2018 – Saturday
March 25, 2018 – Sunday
10:00am-2:00pm each day
Kailua Canoe Club halau at Kailua Beach Park
(across from Buzz’s)
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
1. Kailua CC Registration Packet
o Kailua CC registration form
o 2018 HCRA Waiver
o 2018 Kaupiko Race Waiver
2. Copy of ID
(drivers license, birth certificate, passport, military ID—anything that shows name, birthdate and gender – NO SCHOOL IDS)
3. Dues (checks, cash, Visa or Mastercard accepted)
4. Your Smiling Face
We will take a photo of all new paddlers and paddlers who’s ID cards have expired (no hats or glasses, please)
All dues include a race jersey and an Awards Banquet ticket.
2018 Paddler Dues
Youth (18 and under) $170
10 and under $100
Non paddling members (includes t-shirt) $50
Family Plans Available
Paddlers will be fully registered upon completion of all paperwork and payment of dues. Please check our bulletin board frequently to be sure you have completed all required steps, EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE TURNED EVERYTHING IN. New paddlers who wish to try paddling are welcome to complete their paperwork and participate in practice for a one week trial period.
As you can see from the breakdown below, we try to keep dues as low as possible. Donations for our Scholarship Program and New Equipment Fund are welcome.
2018 Breakdown of Dues Teens Adults
Registration, Insurance & Race Fees $84 $84
Club T-shirt included $15 $15
Events (i.e. Banquet, Blessing, etc.) $60 $60
Equipment maintenance & repairs $41 $96
Deduction from fundraisers -$30 -$30
TOTAL $170 $225
Note: Form and Waiver are subject to change without notice. In the event of updated forms, re-submittal will be required.
Budget - where your money goes
New Paddler Frequently Asked Questions
When are practices?
Weekday afternoons and sometimes on the weekends. Look for Coaches/Practice Schedule or check the bulletin board at the site for days and times.
Who is my coach?
Coach assignments are listed here and posted on the bulletin board at the practice site.
How do I know what division I am in?
If you are under 18 you paddle in your age group (age on 1/1 of the racing year). If you have never paddled before and you are
19 and older, you are a Novice B. If you have paddled before, even in one outrigger race, you are a Novice A.
What should I wear?
Most people like to wear board shorts or leggins, or bike shorts and a lightweight/athletic T-shirt. Wear clothing that can get wet and that you could swim in if you needed to. Wear sunscreen and bring your own water. Your coach may ask you to bring running shoes.
What if I have never paddled before?
We love to teach people to paddle. For the Novice B division, it is a requirement that you have never raced in outrigger canoes before. So everyone will be in the same boat, so to speak, as you are.
What if I just want to try it?
Great! Be sure to sign a waiver at the registration desk. Then come to practice for a week or two and see how you like it before finalizing paperwork and paying dues.
What if I can’t come until May or June?
We accept members throughout the season. If you start the season half way through, you may not be able to race this year, but you will have lots of fun and a great start for next season. On the other hand, some people learn quickly and if crews are not over full, there is a chance you will race.
What if I will be going on vacation this summer?
Be sure to tell your coach about any travel plans. It is ideal to be at each practice, but people do leave for short periods during the season. If you will be away the entire summer (all of the regattas) you may want to consider waiting until next season to paddle.
Do I need a paddle?
We have a few practice paddles. Once you commit to paddling for the season, you will need to buy a paddle. Check with your coach to see what type of paddle they are recommending. Paddles sized for you can also be purchased at Island Paddler in Kailua (KCC discount available) or through canoe builder Bob Puakea. You can reach him at (808) 247-1428.
How long are practices?
Generally an hour to 90 minutes.
When are the races?
Regatta races are held on Sundays, with the State race on the first Saturday in August. Long distance races follow the regatta season for paddlers 16 years of age and older.
Are the kids the same age as my child?
The age that a youth paddler is on January 1st of the racing year is the youngest age group he/she can race in this year. Youth in the same crew will be generally of similar age.
How much does it cost?
Dues total $225 for adults and $170 for youth for the regatta season. This includes use of the equipment and coaching, race entry, registration and administrative fees, banquet ticket, and a club rash guard.
I turned in paperwork and paid, now what?
Be sure to note when your crew practices and who your coach is. Sign up for club emails on the KCC website which also offers more information about the club.
What kind of shape should I be in?
You need to be able to swim. Ideally, you are involved in other sports and have a high level of strength, flexibility and endurance. However, many people come to us with no athletic experience. All are welcome.
Is it safe?
Regatta paddling is generally very safe. Of course, you must know how to swim and be comfortable in the water. As with any sport, accidents can happen, so do your best to prevent accidents by following your coaches directions and staying alert during practices.
What do I bring first day of practice?
Your well-hydrated, lightly clothed, sun screened self, a paddle if you have one, a hat or visor, and a positive attitude. You should have slippers, a towel and water bottle available also.
What is the difference between regatta and distance seasons?
The regatta season lasts from the first day of practices (starting at the end of March) through the first Saturday in August, which is the State Championship Regatta. Races are from 1/4 mile to 1-1/2 miles in length.
Following the State Championship is the Long Distance season; with races beginning at 5 miles and culminating with the Molokai Hoe race for men from Molokai to Oahu in October.
The women have a similar race in September called Na Wahine O Ke Kai.
What does the club expect from me?
We expect each paddler to become the best paddler they can be and to contribute in positive ways to the club.
Once I have paid my dues, can I come and paddle from time to time for exercise?
It is an expectation that you will commit to your crew and to the club for the summer and make as many practices as possible.
Other Questions? Just send them to us