The Catalina outrigger canoe celebrates 50 years in 2009. The 34 mile course goes from Avalon Harbor Catalina, to the back bay of Newport beach CA. This is a 9 man race with six in the canoe at one time, and three alternates resting on the power boat or"escort boat"
Teams from Canada, Hawaii, and around the USA. First place goes to Outrigger Canoe Cub of Hawaii, fallowed by less than 1 min is Lanakila from Redondo beach Ca. In third was team Livestrong from Hawaii. Of special note one crew from NAC was all 19 under boys. Also the only women in this video is the 19 under women from Lanakila/Nac, they paddled the race the day before.