Na Pali Race 2016 Update

We are looking forward to this years great race! The Na Pali Coast is such an amazing place no matter how you get to enjoy it. The strength and endurance required by athletes of this race as well as the beauty and changing conditions make this an incredible event. We’re hoping for great conditions and good safe times on the water this year.

Here’s a few things to know. Most of the function and coordination and start time procedures will be similar to previous years, but the best place to tune in to those updates is our Facebook page and instagram, where the updates will and info will be posted regularly.

This year we are not planning on allotting prize money to event winners unless we have an overwhelming entry turnout in specific divisions, or the event overall. Prizes are more limited this time as well because of the huge effort it takes to reach out to sponsorship parties. But other than that it will be an awesome event, good times, great people and beautiful day on the water.

Also please be aware that we will not be providing race jerseys so it is important to wear your brightest ocean gear for safety. Once underway the race field turns into a large spread and therefore it is in your own best interest to wear your brightest safety gear so that our boats and lifeguards have best chances of finding you in case of an emergency. It is also advised to look into a small safety kit that can be fastened to your craft including a whistle, a small mirror or cd, and a small red tarp that can unfold for high visibility. These kits can be found online.

Board caddying and event services such as inter island shipping can be found on our connect page in the menu bar above.

There is an new and exciting division with the Three person Holopuni Sailing Canoes to add to the event and experience of the conditions along the coast. Please feel free to email Nick Beck if interested at

Hope to see you there!

Thank you and aloha,

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