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Hanakao`o Beach Park, Lahaina Maui, Saturday August 5th, 2017

Friday August 4th, 2017:4:00pmOfficials Meeting at the officials tent
5:00pmCoaches Meeting at the officials tent
Saturday August 5th, 2017:7:30amOpening Ceremonies
8:00amStart of Races
The park will be closing at 10PM sharp and the gates will be locked at both Canoe Beach and the Civic Center.
All event parking for participants and spectators will be at the LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER. Please look for the "Event Parking" sign that will be posted at the traffic light at the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Leialii Parkway. The Civic Center address is 1840 Honoapiilani Highway and it is approximately 1/2 mile before Hanakao`o Beach Park (Canoe Beach). All people are advised to use the shuttle buses which will run continuously from 5:30 AM to 8 PM. We have added an extra shuttle this year, but please allow extra time for your commute to the beach especially during the early morning hours.

Any cars parked along the highway or roadways in the Civic Center, which includes the North access road, will be ticketed or cited. Please do not drop people off along the highway or illegally cross the highway. The police will also issue tickets if they see this occur. There is a turnaround located at the entrance of canoe beach to drop people off.

There will be NO PARKING AT CANOE BEACH unless you have been issued an HCRA parking pass. Please be advised that the left turning lane into canoe beach will be closed. If you have a parking pass or are dropping off passengers, you will need to drive to the next traffic light at the entrance to Kaanapali Beach (Whalers Village) and turnaround so that you can make the right hand turn into Canoe Beach.

Each club participating at states will be guaranteed at least one parking pass to park at Canoe Beach. Parking passes will be handed out at the officials meeting which is Friday at 4 PM at the official's tent.

The gates to the park will be closed at 8 PM sharp and no cars will be allowed to remain in the park unless you have an overnight parking pass, which an additional pass from the Saturday pass. The park ranger will be present and enforcing any illegal parking or unauthorized camping by issuing citations or towing your vehicle.
Tent Rentals - Maui Rents 808-877-5827. Available tents include 10 x 10 up to 20 x 30.

Tents can be placed on the beach Friday August 4th. Please be advised that SHORT side must be facing the ocean and the canopy MUST be on the ground until Saturday morning. The canopy can be raised on Saturday morning.

Please call Ricky Balidoy at 808-276-4869 or email Ricky at Shipping will need to be paid in advance. The fee for trailering is $75 and will be separate charge from the YB shipping.
Friday 8 AM to noon at Canoe Beach in the turnaround.
Merchandise will be sold on Friday from 1PM to 5PM and will open on Saturday morning after the opening ceremony. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted
If you are interested in being a vendor please contact Bo Campos directly at 808-938-8577. After June 24th please contact Cheryl at There will be no online vendor application available on the HCRA website this year. You must contact Bo or Cheryl directly.
If you plan on selling club logo merchandise under your tent you will need to submit $25 to HCRA. Please be advised that no outside merchandise or merchandise other your club logo will be allowed to be sold under your tent.
Canoe Beach is located approximately 45 minutes to one hour from the airport depending on traffic. Please allow extra time due to traffic congestion on the pali.

AIR - Island Air is providing a promotional travel code for the Hawaii Canoe Racing Association. Promo Code: HCRA10. Travel and booking with the promotional code is valid from NOW through December 31, 2017.

CAR - National, Enterprise and Alamo are also offering discounts. Please click on the attachments to view rates and booking instructions. BOOK NOW

Private Bus - Roberts Hawaii offers private bus and shuttle service. You may contact them directly at 888-472-4729

The hotels in Kaanapali are located closest to the venue and can be considered within walking distance if staying on Kaanapali Beach. These hotels would include the Hyatt, Westin, Marriot, Kaanapali Beach Hotel and Sheraton. The Hyatt and Marriot are the closer to the venue and the others are on eh far end of the beach.
Please note there are no After Party events at Canoe Beach, however, there are three planned events at other locations:

Longhi's, Down the Hatch, and Dirty Monkey

Please kokua and pick you your trash afterwards. We will help supply trash bags if needed to have at your tents. All trash can be disposed in the dumpster located and the graveyard entrance. Numerous recycling bins and trash receptacles will be placed around the park.