...canoe & kayak races...
This OC-6 Point Series outrigger race is one of the largest sporting events in New York Harbor and one of the premier outrigger canoe races in the world, the day long competition hosts hundreds of international paddlers and represents the best of the Aloha spirit. Prior Liberty Competitions have brought together men’s, women’s and mixed teams from Tahiti, Sweden, Germany, Canada, Hawaii, Costa Rica, England and the East and West coast of the United States.
The ancestral Hawaiian sport of kings, outrigger canoeing comes from the Polynesian heritage of seafaring outrigger canoes. These canoes carried the ancient Polynesian people as they set forth into uncharted waters and populated islands as far away from each other as Hawaii and New Zealand. The sport, even as it migrates to new islands such as Manhattan, still emphasizes bravery, teamwork and respect for Polynesian traditions. http://www.newyorkoutrigger.org/
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33rd Annual Quinnipiac Downriver Classic (05.19.13)