Outrigger Canoe


Outrigger Canoe

Outrigger Canoe is a very special type of boat and really different to the rest, its particular characteristics and its unique design were made only for boat racing. As you should know this boat was created in Polynesia, but many people say that this boat has their beginnings in Filipinas.
Its special characteristics and the different types of design make this boat one of the favorites between youth and adults, this type of boat is characterized by have one support longest than the other one.
In Polynesia this boat is considered a popular and traditional heritage. These Boats are very popular too in Hawaii, New Zeeland, Tahiti, Samoa, etc. This boat is able to go so fast depending of the wind speed, but some people use it with oars when there is not the required weather conditions.

The most common Outrigger Canoe has between 3 to 4 seats, depending of the Boat size, but there are other types that are designed with more seats. In the most famous and recognized beaches in the entire world we can find several Outrigger Canoe Clubs.
In Hawaii there are several schools (for child that are 6 years old, they should practice it with professional assistant) that consider Outrigger canoe racing as an interscholastic sport.

If you want to start to practice this exiting sport you should be instructed with the basic techniques, as we mentioned there are several club and organization that provide these tools. Many of these organize several competitions and events during the summer. You should remember the outrigger Canoes are not considered fishing boats.