HISTORY: in 1993 when the Lanikai Cold Pack Classic was formed, there were only a handful of OC-1s around, with Kanaka Ikaika Racing Series dominated by Surfskis. Because of this shortage of canoes, the men and women had to race separately. It only allowed OC-1s because we were trying to build the sport and get everyone (all the ski paddlers) to try OC-1. It was also created to signify the start of training for the following year, as it used to be the first race post Molokai Hoe, held in November. Nobody was allowed to train between the Molokai Hoe and the Cold Pack Classic. But more than anything it was a good excuse to have a great party! Although now OC-1 have dwarfed the other crafts in numbers, the Cold Pack Classic is still recognized as an OC-1 event, however, we allow all other paddle crafts to participate as we encourage paddling of all sorts.
WHERE: Lanikai Beach at Kaiolena Dr. and Mokulua Dr. beach access
COURSES: Subject to change with weather
SHORT – Approximately 3.5 miles inside Lanikai reef: From Lanikai Canoe Club paddling site, around a buoy at Wailea point to a buoy inside the Mokulua islands and back the way you came.
LONG – From Lanikai Canoe Club paddling site, the course heads towards Waimanalo to Wailea Point where it rounds a buoy and heads around the Mokulua Islands and Flat Island, then finish back at LCC paddling site (appx. 5.5 miles).
KEIKI –Prior to the adult races we’ll have a keiki course. The Keiki course will have age groups based on participation
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration only at www.flpregister.com. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Friday December 16.
Check in starts at 7:30 a.m. @ Lanikai park / Lanikai Canoe Club halau.
Plug your race number in when you register. We are still using the teal green KIRA numbers. If you don’t have a number, contact us to get one.
TIMING: We will be doing conventional timing so ask that everyone uses their teal green KIRA race number.
If you don’t have a number, contact us to get one. Please strip all other old numbers off your canoe. HOWEVER, we ask that everyone also time themselves for back up, like the semi virtual races.
INSURANCE: The insurance fee is included in the entry fee. But each participant needs to sign the online waiver at: . https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/e/t54f7EcyL9Y2G9SuLcxHb4/
PARKING: Available inside Lanikai Park. Park smart to allow maximum number of vehicles and to allow vehicle access in and out.
START TIMES: 9:30 a.m. - Keiki race – for super groms and/or super novice kids.
About a half mile course just off the beach.
10:30 a.m. – Short course for male and female, AND all big canoes.
OC-6 and OC-3 course will be modified as needed.
11:00 a.m. – Long course for all other crafts, male and female.
Lunch & Awards immediately following at Lanikai Park
DIVISIONS: OC-1, OC-2, OC-3, OC-6, SUP, Prone, Surfski, SS-2.
Juniors (16 & under and 18 & under), age groups (19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-56, 57-63, 63+).
OC-2/SS-2 , OC-3 and OC-6 divisions – Open.
ENTRY FEE: $23.00 (18 and under free) and a Cold Pack of your favorite beverage for the canoe cooler.
For more info, call Jim Foti @ 808 927-0711 or email at email@example.com