Bankoh Molokai Hoe
Finish Times - From Fastest to Slowest
1952 to 1995

Forty-five years of training techniques and canoe construction has changed the Moloka`i-to-O`ahu, 41-mile outrigger canoe race across the Kaiwi Channel from a competition initially described as physically impossible into an all-out endurance sprint. Does this mean the next level of competition becomes comparable to the Kailua-Kona Ironman or the Honolulu Marathon, with no open ocean changes for the paddlers? A handful of paddlers have already crossed this threshold. Below are the finish times at the different distances descending from Lanikai Canoe Club's 1995 record to the first race in 1952.

Hale O Lono to Fort DeRussy, 40.8-miles 1. 1995: Lanikai Canoe Club Oahu 4:53.03 2. 1993: Faaa Canoe Club Tahiti 4:55.27 3. 1994: Faaa Canoe Club Tahiti 5:02.50 4. 1989: Offshore Canoe Club California 5:06.29 5. 1988: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 5:08.11 6. 1984: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 5:18.19 7. 1990: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 5:19.38 8. 1981: Offshore Canoe Club California 5:25.01 9. 1986: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 5:27.45 10. 1992: Panamuna Australia 5:30.57 Kawaikiu to Hilton Hawaiian Village, 38.96 miles 11. 1960: Waikiki Surf Club Oahu 5:29.00 Hale O Lono to Fort DeRussy, 40.8-miles 12. 1987: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 5:32.46 13. 1985: Illinois Brigade Illinois 5:33.04 Hale O Lono to Moana Hotel, 40.41-miles 14. 1975: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 5:39.07 Hale O Lono to Fort DeRussy, 40.8-miles 15. 1991: Outrigger Canoe Club Australia 5:39.15 Hale O Lono to Fort DeRussy Around Wreck Buoy, 41.01-miles 16. 1978: Blazing Paddles California 5:43.52 Hale O Lono to Fort DeRussy, 40.8-miles 17. 1983: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 5:45.09 18. 1979: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 5:46.38 19. 1980: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 5:52.26 Hale O Lono to Magic Island, 41.46-miles 20. 1977: Outrigger Canoe Club California 5:55.00 Hale O Lono to Hilton Hawn. Village, 40.8 miles 21. 1968: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 5:55.16 22. 1964: Kailua Civic Canoe Club Oahu 5:56.00 Kawakiu to Hilton Hawn. Village, 38.96 miles 23. 1957: Kai Oni Canoe Club Oahu 5:56.00 Hale O Lono to Hilton Hawn. Village, 40.8 miles 24. 1971: Healani Canoe Club Oahu 5:59.02 25. 1972: Waikiki Surf Club Oahu 6:01.46 26. 1967: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 6:03.09 Kawakiu to Moana Hotel, 38.2 miles 27. 1954: Hui Nalu Oahu 6:05.00 Hale O Lono to Fort DeRussy, 40.8-miles 29. 1982: Offshore Canoe Club California 6:08.35 Kawaikiu to Hilton Hawaiian Village, 38.96-miles 29. 1959 Waikiki Surf Club Oahu 6:09.00 Hale O Lono to Moana Hotel, 40.41-miles 30. 1974: Lanikai Canoe Club Oahu 6:18.55 Hale O Lono to Hilton Hawn. Village, 40.8 miles 31. 1970: Healani Canoe Club Oahu 6:24.00 Kawaikiu to Hilton Hawaiian Village, 38.96 miles 32. 1958: Waikiki Surf Club Oahu 6:32.00 33. 1966: Waikiki Surf Club Oahu 6:37.13 34. 1969: Waikiki Surf Club Oahu 6:38.26 35. 1963: Waikiki Surf Club Oahu 6:40.00 36. 1965: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 6:48.57 Descending Times 3-3-3 Kawaikiu to Hilton Hawaiian Village, 38.96 miles 37. 1962: Waikiki Surf Club Oahu 7:04.00 Kawakiu to Moana Hotel, 38.2 miles 38. 1955: Waikiki Surf Club Oahu 7:09.40 Kawaikiu to Hilton Hawaiian Village, 38.96 miles 39. 1961: Waikiki Surf Club Oahu 7:48.00 Kaunakakai to Magic Island, 56.60-miles 40. 1976: Te Oro pa'a Tahiti 7:53.40 Kawaikiu to Hilton Hawaiian Village, 38.96 miles 41. 1956: Outrigger Canoe Club Oahu 7:54.00 Kaunakakai to Sans Souci Beach, 53.32-miles 42. 1973: Waikiki Surf Club Oahu 8:00.00 Kawakiu to Moana Hotel, 38.2 miles 43. 1953: Waikiki Surf Club Oahu, 8:53.00 Kawaikiu to Moana Hotel, 38.2 miles 44. 1952: Kukui O Lanikaula Molokai 8:55.00

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