11th and Sunday 12th 2017
Presented by Kana Lui
Miami Outrigger Canoe Club
11th, 2017: OC6 Mens, Womens, Mixed Iron 8-10 miles
Sunday November 12th, 2017: OC1-2 Mens, Womens, Mixed Iron 8-10 miles
The Nish Outrigger Challenge will honor the life of local paddler Mike Nishihara.
MIKE NISHIHARA (NISH)
Our friend and fellow
Kana Lui Outrigger paddler Mike Nishihara passed away in September 2007. At the
time, we named our new (red) canoe “Mike ‘Nish’ Nishihara” and we organized a
memorial paddle and lei ceremony on the water to pay our respects. In the spring
of 2008 we held the first Nish Memorial race and Luau attended by his mother
Rose and sister Beth. We blessed the canoe and Beth performed beautiful chants
to honor Mike. Since then, we have held an annual race in his honor.
All canoes to have PFDs
participant/Canoe must also carry a signaling devise such as a whistle.
Leash required for all OC1-2 Paddlers.
***All OC1-2 Racers will need to wear the official race shirt to participate***
A portion of the
proceeds will be donated to Miami Rowing Club Youth program.