- Each team is responsible for delivering and removing its boat
from Ala Moana Beach Park. Teams are not allowed to dispose of
their boat at Ala Moana Beach Park in compliance with City and
County regulations. Please take your boat(s) back to your school.
- A reserved parking space will be provided for your vehicle
transporting the boat to the park.
- Each team must provide two team members to paddle the
boat during the race (adults are not allowed). If you enter two
boats, you must have a total of four team members to paddle
- two for each boat entry.
- Boats should be able to turn corners during the race.
- All student paddlers are required to wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved
life jackets that will be provided by Kama‘aina Kids.
- Each team must provide its own paddles. Two (one for each
paddler) single- or double-blade paddles are allowed.
- Each team is responsible for getting its boat into the water
from the shoreline and out of the water after its heat. Student
paddlers will board the boat while in shallow water.
- Each team will provide two members to hold the boat steady
and in place at the start point. Members are not allowed to
“push” or “guide” the boat once the whistle has been blown to
start the race.
- Student paddlers will paddle toward the buoy, turn LEFT
around the buoy, paddle back to the start line, then jump out
and run from the start line (in the water) to the finish line on
Teams will not be penalized for going around the buoy the wrong way (i.e., turning right around the buoy instead of left around the buoy), but they must make a complete turn around the buoy.
- Teams that cause a crash or collision with their opponent during their race will receive a 10-second penalty.
- Hand paddling is not allowed. Student paddlers must be in
a sitting or kneeling position at all times during their heat and
their legs must not be in the water. Violation of this rule will
result in a 10-second penalty added to the team’s overall race
- At the start of each race, a representative from each team
will be given nautical flags. These flags will be used should the
paddlers or boat clearly not appear to be able to complete the
race. When the flags are waved, it will notify the race director,
lifeguards, Regatta Committee, time keepers, and team members
that the team is forfeiting the race.
- For the Display Presentation Competition, project display boards
must be a maximum of 36” high and 48” wide. There must
be one display board for each boat entry. Computer
presentations are not allowed.
- Meadow Gold Dairies Hawai‘i cannot assume liability for damage
to displays or theft of equipment.
- Valuable equipment should be removed immediately after judging
because valuables could be stolen or vandalized since the Regatta
is held at a public park.
- Each team is responsible for removing and disposal of display
boards from Ala Moana Beach Park. Please take the display
board back to your school.