Welcome and Aloha!
It is our hope that our web site will give you information about this exciting and wonderful sport. If you are looking to join, please find a club that is convenient to you in the Clubs web page. You can also view ALL of the club locations on this google map.
As clubs start training, challenge each other to this virtual race - while we can't ALL be together, we can gather to race on the water in small groups. Check with your club's site rules and invite neighboring clubs to scrimmage. Let May be the start of a great summer season!
Challenge starts on Mother's Day weekend, 5/7, and continues through Memorial Day weekend, ending on 5/31!
Race as many crafts, distances and crews that you like through the month. What craft can we race on? If it can be paddled, we will make it count. Checkout the registration page for details.
Time and GPS submissions must be received by 8:59 PM on 5/31/21 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCOCA is stoked to host our next virtual race register now!
NCOCA is happy to announce that the race clinic will be held on Sunday March 7, 2021 at 9:30 AM.
The clinic is open to all NCOCA club members- board of directors, coaches, safety officers, and paddlers.
This event is free of charge but we are requiring advanced registration, so please register with ample time.
The registration link and day's agenda can be obtained from any NCOCA club president.
We hope to see you all there!
NCOCA's Valentine's themed virtual race is a fundraising event to help support our member organizations.
Race any time, anywhere (close loop) on any watercraft (oc1, oc2, ski, SUP, or with your 6 man pod) between February 5 through February 15. The cost is $10/ paddler, 3 mile or 6 mile course. Registration starts on 2/2.
Register with your most creative Valentine's themed names at:
When you are ready to start your race, start your GPS and go! Make sure to document your time, path and submit a snapshot to email@example.com before 5PM on 2/15. To make the race a fair race, we ask that all courses start and finish on the same spot. Mahalo!
Unable to race but want to help NCOCA clubs fundraise or sponsor a paddler? We've got you. We will gladly accept your donations.
On September 16, 2018, the voyaging canoe and sister to Hōkōleʻa arrived in the San Francisco Bay after a 3000 mile voyage from Hawaii, greeted by the NCOCA Fleet of Canoes, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Norther California, members of PICA, and the San Francisco community.
On September 15, 2018, Way finder and Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson, visited Northern California to share Hawaiian rebirth of its Wayfinding traditions with the Northern California Community. This event was co-sponsored by Hawaii Chamber Commerce Northern California, Pacific Islander Culture Association, and Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association.
After an approximately 25-day, 2,800-mile voyage from Hawaiʻi to California using traditional non-instrument navigation, Hikianalia and her crew will sail into San Francisco Bay for a cultural arrival ceremony and celebration at Aquatic Park Cove on Sunday, September 16, noon to 5 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the free event, which will feature Hawaiian music, hula, voyage-inspired merchandise, and an opportunity to meet the Hikianalia crew members. On September 17 and 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The NCOCA is offering Scholarships for prospective college students.
Severe flooding has caused an enormous amount of damage to some of our canoe clubs on Kauai. Hanalei Canoe Club and NaMolokama Canoe Club were hit the hardest. They have lost most of their canoes and equipment. We don't even know the full extent of the damage yet, but we'd like to get started helping them recover.
The NCOCA Leadership was touched by how many of our Ohana made the drive on a work night to support the very 1st Polynesian Heritage Night at the Sharks tank. All around smiles and Aloha spirit, we are so very proud of NCOCA!Read article