Criteria For Use Of
Bankoh Moloka`i Hoe Canoes

The use of the Moku Ka Pawa and the Kawehenaokeao canoes shall be awarded to one crew from within the state of Hawai`i and one crew from out of Hawai`i. These canoes were gifts to the Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association from Bank of Hawaii, the corporate title sponsor of theBankoh Na Wahine O Ke Kai and Bankoh Molokai Hoe.

These canoes will be used only during the Bankoh Molokai Hoe and Bankoh Na Wahine O Ke Kai long distance races. The following criteria shall be considered in awarding the use of these canoes each year:

  • The crew shall not have used these canoes within the last three years.

  • The crew shall be of a stable nature demonstrating an established coaching program, support personnel, and belong to a canoe racing association if one is established in their geographic area.

  • The crew shall have participated in either the Bankoh Molokai Hoe or the Bankoh Na Wahine O Ke Kai previously or demonstrated an ability to participate in future races.

  • The crew shall have demonstrated competence in the safe and proper use of such equipment.

  • Particular consideration shall be given to the reason why the crew feels it should be awarded the use of one of these canoes.

The decision of the Bankoh Moloka`i Hoe and Bankoh Na Wahine O Ke Kai race committees in this matter shall be final.

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Last Modified: Wednesday - 10-09-96
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