2023 REGISTRATION NOT YET OPENED.

RACE REGISTRATION:  All race registrations will need to be done prior to race day NO REGISTRATION ON RACE DAY.  Races are $40 for adults and Juniors are FREE.  

 

RACE REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Leash - leash must be secure from boat to paddler for the entirity of the race.

  • Bright Colored Jersey

  • PFDALL paddlers must wear a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved Type I, II, III, or V Personal Flotation Device (PFD) the entire time they are paddling during EVERY MPH race. PFD's with an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rating of ISO 12402-5 are also acceptable. (inflatable waist pack or full size PFD)

  • COVID - We will follow any new guidelines from CDC.

DAY
DATE
RACE
REGISTRATION
NOTES
Kai Wa'a Strong Maliko
North Shore Challenge
Saturday
04/15/2023
M2M
Saturday
04/01/2023
Championship Race
Saturday
03/18/2023
Maliko II
Saturday
03/04/2023
Relay Race
Saturday
02/18/2023
Maliko I
Saturday
02/04/2023
Doug Poseley Memorial Race
Sunday
01/22/2023
Kihei Splash Race
Sunday
01/08/2023
Triangle Race

NEW FOR 2023

2023 is a new season and we are able to bring back our season memberships ! MPH jerseys, post race food, festivities, medals and drawings for swag.  

Event fees, as always, cover fixed costs such as safety boats, registration equipment, insurance, etc.  

Timed finish results will be posted on the site as soon as they are finalized after the race so you can see how you did.

2023 RACE RULES

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY. WE WILL BE STAYING INFORMED REGARDING COVID IF CDC DECIDES ON NEW RESTRICTIONS. MPH APPRECIATES YOUR COOPERATION WITH THE 2023 SEASON RULES AND REGULATIONS SO THAT WE MAY CONTINUE RECEIVING PERMITS FOR THE RACES.

Please familiarize yourself with the Race Rules.
All participants must understand and abide by all race rules.  


REGISTRATION: Participants must register prior to the race registration deadline 

 

• CHECK-IN: Participants must check in prior to close of registration on race day. 

 

• OC-2, V-2, AND RELAY TEAMS: EACH paddler must register and pay separately. 

 

• ADDITIONAL SAFETY/RESCUE AIDS: In addition to the required PFD, all participants are responsible for carrying additional safety/rescue aids such as a Personal Flotation Device (PFD), cell phone, whistle, reflective tape, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), mirror, air horn, smoke, etc., maintaining their devices in good working condition, and practicing their use in rough water prior to racing.

• COVID PROTOCOLS:  Please ensure you have read and understand the current Maui County Covid Restrictions and agree to abide by all of these current regulations.  HERE is the latest Maui County restrictions if any.

 

• DISQUALIFICATION (DQ) will be issued for:

  • Not wearing a leash secured from you to your boat and your PFD for entirety of your race. 

  • Failing to attend mandatory race briefing on race day. 

  • Not having 2023 MPH boat number stickers on both sides of boat nose & clearly visible to the race officials. 

  • Providing wrong boat number in your race registration. 

  • Substituting another paddler for your entry for any reason without prior MPH Race Official approval. 

  • Escort/Safety Boat infractions. 

  • If you are NOT registered for a race, we ask that you stay off the course during the scheduled race time.  Failure to comply may result in being banned from future MPH events.

**NOTE: Second offenses for any of the above may result in being banned from future MPH races. 

 

 TIME PENALTY(s) of 10 minutes will be issued for:

  • Not starting behind designated start line when the race officials start the race. 

  • Failing to go around required turn buoy(s). 

  • Finishing outside designated finish buoy(s) (If you are unable to due to unsafe conditions, you must notify a race official as soon possible to determine if penalty can be waived). 

• BOATS & EQUIPMENT must be in good operating condition. If you question whether your equipment can handle the conditions, do not go out. 

 

• EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: Should you or your boat become unable to continue racing for any reason, the Safety Patrol and/or Race Director may dictate abandoning your boat. Participant(s) may be taken ashore, to a medic or official boat, or whatever is deemed necessary for the safest rescue. MPH is NOT responsible for rescuing your boat or your equipment. Safety of all persons involved in the race is MPH’s priority. 

 

• RACE JERSEY: You must wear a bright, visible jersey while racing or your 2023 MPH jersey

 

• BE SAFE!

  • Evaluate the conditions. Check the wind, currents, wave size and tidal reports. Overestimating your ability both as an open ocean paddler and swimmer puts yourself, other participants, and our escort patrol at risk. 'WHEN IN DOUBT - DON'T GO OUT!' 

  • The Race Director has the right to alter a course, prohibit a racer from participating, or change any rule if deemed necessary for the wellbeing of participants, safety patrol, race officials and volunteers. 

  • The Safety Patrol and Race Director have the option of pulling a participant from a race if the participant is unable to stay on course, stay in safe range of other participants, or meet the cut-off time for a given race. If you are unsure if your typical racing speed will keep you in range, check with the Race Director prior to entering the race. 

 

 

• RACE CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGE OF RACE COURSE may be dictated by the US Coast Guard, DLNR, entities in control of Race Venue, MPH Board of Directors, or MPH Race Director should weather or water conditions, in their opinion, render the running of the race unsafe.

 

• REFUNDS: All fees are non-refundable whether due to participant cancelling their entry or MPH cancelling the race. EXCEPTION: Refund WILL be granted if MPH denies participation of paddler for any reason. 

KAHULUI HARBOR GUIDELINES

RESTRICTED AREA FOR PADDLERS IN KAHULUI HARBOR

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