Crystal Pier Outrigger Canoe Race


Crown Point – Mission Bay – San Diego, California

photos by Chris Sylvester

Here are some photos taken by Chris Sylvester who shot The Crystal Pier race. The day-long event was hosted by Hanohano Canoe Club of San Diego, who are members of the Southern California Outrigger Racing Association.

The race attracted some 2,500+ participants. There were four races throughout the day. First a mini Iron for the ‘Keiki’, the Hawaiian name for kids.

The next race was for the novice, junior and racers in the Short Course Division, approximatly 5-miles. The couse doubled in length for the Women and Coed crews to 10-miles. The fourth and last race was the men’s race. At about the same time, Noon, the beer garden, sponsored by Kona Brewing Company, opened it’s taps. By 3:30 the awards Ceremony were held and 5:30 the Beer Garden closed.

There were planty of winners that day. For the race results head to:


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