Our Canoes ... OC6 Racing Fleet
|wdt_ID||Canoe No||Canoe Name||Canoe Type|
|1||531||‘Munna’||Kamanu Ha upu V6|
|2||521||‘Hoe Mana’||Kamanu Ha upu V6|
|3||424||‘Kekoa’||Kamanu Ha upu V6|
|4||396||‘Mahana’||Kamanu Ha upu V6|
|5||365||‘Moana’||Kamanu Ha upu V6|
|8||28||‘Hanau Hou’||Force 5|
|9||18||‘Aeko Kai’||Force 5|
Noosa Outrigger Canoe Club hold a blessing and naming ceremony for each canoe when we bring them into our family (Ohana)
This is both a Polynesian tradition and common in modern maritime circles too.
Munna ( Munna Point, our meeting place following the “warm-up”)
Hoe Mana (meaning “paddle power” in Hawaiian)
Kumu (meaning “teacher” in Hawaiian)
Type: Varua Va’a V3
Kekoa (meaning “the warrior” or “bold and courageous” in Hawaiian)
Hanau Hou (meaning “reborn” in Hawaiian)
Type: Force 5
Purchased: 2013 (second hand from Panamuna, never named before)
Mahana (meaning “twin” in Tahitian, being a twin of Moana)
Moana (Hawaiian for “Ocean”)
Kaimana (meaning “Power of the Ocean”)
Type: Tiger ROC
Leilani (meaning “Heavenly Flower” common in Hawaii)
Type: Tiger ROC
Mahalo (meaning “thankyou” to the QLD Gambling Community Fund)
Laguna (Named after our beautiful Laguna Bay)
Force Fives have been around since the mid nineties as well. They were made by Peter Corbishly down on the Gold Coast. these were the favoured canoe for sprint turns of quite a few steerer’s . At the time they were an good all-round preforming canoe.
Mirages came into Australia in 2002. The first race for the Mirage in Australia was the 2003 Coca-Cola Hamilton Island Cup. They quickly become the main canoe for Racing in Australia.
Tiger ROC (Rarotonga Outrigger Canoes) from the Cook Islands is Australian built. The ROC’s had been built in Rarotonga for many years but the factory has now closed down.
Kamanu Ha’upu OC6. This design started life as an evolution of the canoe that Kamanu have been using for the Pa’a Eono Hoe for a couple of years. Travis Grant has brought it to Australia and modified it slightly (mainly reduced the amout of rocker) for Australian conditions and gave it a Comet Ama and Aluminium Iakos.
Other Canoes ...
OC1 Wahoo Reg. 2233
OC2 Wahoo Reg 2219