E Komo Mai Kakou!
Welcome! O keia ke kahua punaewele puni honua no ka Hui Heihei Wa'a ma Kahakina o Moku Honu! This web site belongs to the East Coast Outrigger Racing Association (ECORA).
ECORA is a network of outrigger canoe clubs spanning the Atlantic seaboard of the USA. Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing carries on globally in the rich culture and traditions of its birthplace. ECORA is a proud part of that history.
Some of our organization's highlights include the following:
- new clubs every year since inception,
- annual races, domestic and international draw,
- community for novices and experts.
This website is intended to...
- help you get to know us,
- invite you to participate by contacting our clubs,
- publish ECORA race info.
Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project
ECORA proudly supports the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project, a partnership between Disabled Sports USA, its chapters and the Wounded Warrior Project. ECORA provides opportunities for severely wounded service members to experience the thrill of outrigger paddling during training and competition. Visit our web page on outrigger paddling news and athletes with disabilities.
Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is one of the fastest growing paddle sports in Hawai'i and the Pacific. Although SUP has existed for quite some time—since Hawaiian antiquity, in fact—in the last few years the sport has exploded to shores far and wide. This year, ECORA will incorporate SUP into all ECORA OC1/OC2 point-series races. So, stay tuned for the lastest news and events from our little "SUP corner" on the east coast and come join the fun!
Hawaiian Voyaging Proverbs
ECORA's intent is to bring more innovative and interactive features to our website. Until then, pardon our dust...and until all updates are in place, and na hoku mai ku me ka mahina (da stars stand [inline] with da moon), please wrap your mana'o (thoughts, feelings) around a few personally selected Hawaiian voyaging proverbs:
Komo mai kau mapuna hoe (1836).
"Dip your paddle in"
Join in the effort.
Ola i ke ahe lau makani (2483).
"Life is in a gentle breath of wind"
Said of a breeze on a hot day.
E lauhoe mai na wa'a; i ke ka, i ka hoe; i ka hoe, i ke ka; pae aku i ka 'aina (327).
"Everybody paddle the canoes together; bail and paddle, paddle and bail, and the shore will be reached"
If everybody pitches in, the work is quickly done.
Found in Mary Kawena Pukui's 'Olelo No'eau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings (Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1983)