A famous little red dirt road needs our help

Those who’ve raced from Moloka’i to Oahu in the past, and those who have these signature Hawaiian races on their bucket list, will appreciate the significance of a steep and winding red dirt road that leads down to Hale O Lono on the Island of Moloka’i, Hawaii. The road ends at a remote ribbon of beach, where a small man-made breakwater serves as the start line for internationally revered outrigger crew races between Moloka’i and Oahu.

This single-lane dirt road also renders car-rental insurance contracts void. More importantly, truck-and-trailer trips loaded with outrigger canoes for Nā Wāhine and Moloka’i races can be as nail-biting as the races themselves. That’s where we can help.

Maui-based women’s team Team Bradley has organized a go-fund-me campaign to collect funds to help repair and shore-up this vital road. Canadian paddlers are invited to pitch in. Visit Team Bradley’s go-fund-me page and chip in what you can to help get this year’s Na Wahine O Ke Kai and subsequent Moloka’i Hoe races to their start lines safely. CLICK HERE to make a donation.

Registration now OPEN: Penticton Paddle Sports Duel in the Dessert

Penticton Paddle Sports welcomes everyone back for the 23rd Anniversary!

  • CLICK HERE to download your crew boat registration form
  • CLICK HERE to download your small boat registration form
  • CLICK HERE to download the 13-14 May race schedule

Duel in the Desert, May 13 & 14, 2023

8:00 am: Registration OPEN
8:30 am: Short Course Race Meeting
9:00 am: Short Course Race Start
10:00 am: Womens/Mixed (Masters) Race Course Meeting
10:30 am: Womens/Mixed (Masters) Race Start (approx)
10:45 am: Short Course Awards
12:00 pm: Mens/Mixed (Open) Race Course Meeting
12:30 pm: Mens/Mixed (Open) OC-6 Race Start (approx)
2:30 pm Food*
3:00 pm: Womens, Mens & Mixed Awards at Skaha Beach Park

8:30 am: Registration OPEN
9:30 am: Race Course Meeting
10:00 am: Race Start (approx)
11:30 am: Awards

Big boat races on Saturday: $240/crew; Juniors $120/crew
Fee includes race awards and lunch*
Extra Meal Tickets $15
Small boat races on Sunday: $20/person; Juniors $10/person

Big Boat Course to be determined based on wind/weather. Short course race is
approximately 8 km and the Women/Men/Mixed full course approximately 15 km.
Small Boat Course to be determined, approx. 10 km

  • Please advise us of the number of vegetarian, vegan or GF meals required in advance.

CORA Townhall – Members’ Q&A

You’re invited to log on and join us for an opportunity to ask questions of CORA board representatives about insurance, rules of racing and a variety of CORA grants available to individual members and CORA clubs on an annual and bi-annual basis. Spend 60 minutes with the CORA board on Sunday 26 March from 4pm to 5.30pm and learn what CORA does to support members, member clubs and race organizers.

CLICK HERE or below to view a video recording of the CORA Townhall, Sunday 26 March, 4-5.30pm