Na Wahine O Ke Kai
Cancellation of Race Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for conducting a safe outrigger canoe race. 

Cancellation of the race will occur under the following conditions:

  • Adverse Weather Conditions
  • Medical/Health Conditions (ex. sewage spill)
  • Darkness
  • Other reasons as determined by the Committee in conjunction with the US

Coast Guard 

The Committee is responsible for making the announcement to cancel the race.

The Committee will listen to weather reports and consult with the US Coast Guard, Official Boat Captains, Race Sponsors (if necessary), prior to making the decision to cancel the race.

Cancellation based on adverse weather conditions may include the following:

  • Winds in excess of 25 MPH (small craft warning)
  • Wave heights of 12’ to 15’
  • Current and other tidal changes affecting the race course

The announcement to cancel the race will be done no later than the morning of the race, unless we are sure that the race will be cancelled the night before the race.  All participants will be notified ASAP.

Although unlikely due to logistics, permits, etc., the Committee will determine if there will be an alternate course or date and time to make up for the cancelled race.