Category Archives: Southern California

2019 Whitey Harrison 9-man Outrigger Race, Dana Point, CA

The Whitey Harrison Classic is a 20-Mile, 9-Man Outrigger race hosted by Dana Outrigger every August. The race was first run in July of 1971 from Newport to Dana Point Harbor as part of the Harbor’s Opening Ceremonies. Now approaching its 46th Annual, the race now runs from just outside the mouth of Dana Point Harbor to Main Beach in Laguna and back.

The Whitey Harrison Classic

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Crystal Pier Outrigger Canoe Race

Crown Point – Mission Bay – San Diego, California

photos by Chris Sylvester

Here are some photos taken by Chris Sylvester who shot The Crystal Pier race. The day-long event was hosted by Hanohano Canoe Club of San Diego, who are members of the Southern California Outrigger Racing Association.

The race attracted some 2,500+ participants. There were four races throughout the day. First a mini Iron for the ‘Keiki’, the Hawaiian name for kids.

The next race was for the novice, junior and racers in the Short Course Division, approximatly 5-miles. The couse doubled in length for the Women and Coed crews to 10-miles. The fourth and last race was the men’s race. At about the same time, Noon, the beer garden, sponsored by Kona Brewing Company, opened it’s taps. By 3:30 the awards Ceremony were held and 5:30 the Beer Garden closed.

There were planty of winners that day. For the race results head to: www.scora.org/race-results/.

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Pacific Paddler is A MAGAZINE FOR PADDLERS BY PADDLERS: to bring the excitement of outrigger paddling to a larger audience. Pacific Paddler covers all facets of paddling and outrigger racing including OC6, OC1, OC2, V1, O6, V6, OC4, SUP, Surfski, Canoe Surfing and more from all around the world! Our Focus is on paddling and the active lifestyle that goes with it. Paddling is a sport for everyone, any gender any age from 6 to 86. We want to encourage novice paddlers to join clubs and older paddlers to try it out.

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