16th Annual Wa‘a Kiakahi Sailing Canoe Festival - Kaanapali Resort
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16th Annual Wa‘a Kiakahi Sailing Canoe Festival


The 16th annual Wa‘a Kiakahi brings aloha to Maui shores June 2020, welcoming crews from all islands to share with the public the beauty, history and proficiency of traditional Hawaiian sailing canoes.

The three-day event is created by the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association (HSCA), and features traditional ceremonies, sailing canoe rides and educational talks about celestial navigation and water skills.

HCSA conducts its races in the same mode as ancient Hawaiians: sailors do not make crew changes, and they travel every channel connecting the Hawaiian Islands.

Kā‘anapali Beach Resort Association is again the title sponsor of Wa‘a Kiakahi and welcomes everyone to come and interact with the canoes and sailors on Kā‘anapali Beach during the three-day event.