Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club: Welcome

Welcome to Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club!


Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club was founded in January of 1981 by Egon and Rena Horcajo and is located in Mission Bay, San Diego, California. The members are made up of a diverse group of people ranging in age from 12-70 plus years old and come from varied backgrounds such as lifeguards, programmers, construction workers, scientists, pilots, teachers, business owners and many more. Members have varying athletic backgrounds, some are highly competitive, and others join for exercise and the chance to meet new friends.


The club was formed in order to unite men and women who share an interest in perpetuating a participating in Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing at its highest competitive level. The club encourages and promotes good will and sportsmanship among members. Joining provides an opportunity for members to participate in a healthy and coordinated program of physical fitness.

Hanohano has proven itself to be one of the more dynamic and winning clubs in Southern California.  Competition and racing are of utmost importance to Hanohano, but doing ones best is the most important.  This attitude is exemplified by all the hard work members do for the betterment of the club.  In addition to racing, Hanohano has social events/fundraisers which include a luau, a corporate regatta and holiday events to share aloha with members and the community.

Hanohano is a Hawaiian word, which translates as, “glorious, dignified, worthy of praises.” In the years since its inception, members strive diligently to portray these qualities.  We are looking forward to paddling with you and sharing some of the “Hanohano spirit.

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2010 Crystal Pier Race from John Mireles on Vimeo.