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The Annual
Queen Lili'uokalani Race

The world's largest long distance outrigger canoe race is set for August 31-September 4, 2017.


Course Maps

Queen Lili'uokalani Canoe Race → General Information → Course Maps

The following are race descriptions along with maps. Click on the graphics below to view a larger size map.


Wa'a Kaukahi (single hull canoes)
Kailua Bay to Honaunau


Wa'a Kaulua (double hull canoes), OC1 & OC2, Keiki (single hull canoes)
Kailua Bay to Lymans

Stand-up Paddleboards
Kailua Bay to Casa de Emdeko


Ali'i Challenge (single hull canoes - 12 person crew)
  • Triangle Course - Kailua Bay Pier North to Buoy Near the Honokohau Harbor
  • Back South to Another Bouy 1/2 Mile South of Pier
  • Back North to Pier for Change Out - Men Repeat the Same Course

What's New
with the Q.L. Races?

Live Tracking for Saturday's Races! This year, the Queen Liliuokalani Race is excited that we have teamed up with the innovative products and services company, DotVision, to bring you live tracking of Saturday's races. You will be able to track your favorite crews and events LIVE. A link to the official site will be published on the website and our Facebook pages prior to the race.

Also new in 2016, we have added MIXED Iron Saturday Races to our schedule! But if you require a canoe for the mixed races - you must act fast! We are only loaning out 10 canoes each for the Mixed Open and Mixed Masters (40+) races. Once we have reached that limit, YOU MUST PROVIDE OR SECURE YOUR OWN CANOE FOR THIS RACE. NOTE, THERE IS NO LIMIT OF ENTRIES. There is only a limit on the number of canoes we are lending out.

Queen Lili'uokalani
Race Sponsors


Kai 'Opua Canoe Club welcomes donations from individuals, corporations, trade associations and others interested in our organization and community services. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to the Kai 'Opua Canoe Club are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

To donate online using your Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover card, click here and you will be directed to our secure Donations page.