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Dyes Inlet Dash

Sunday, July 30th, 2023
Silverdale Waterfront Park


Q. Why are people forming paddling teams to compete in the Silverdale Whaling Days Outrigger Canoe Sprints?
A. Canoe racing is a unique, exhilarating experience! It blends group dynamics with team commitment, the thrill of racing on the open water, and crossing the finish line together, while paddling in an authentic Hawaiian outrigger canoe.

Q. What are the benefits?
A. This exciting opportunity creates camaraderie, promotes community spirit, engages team building and enhances health and well-being. It is sheer entertainment at its best!

Q. Can anyone paddle?
A. Anyone in good health can participate. Experience is not necessary. Divisions are: Men, Women, and Co-ed (at least two racers of each gender). An experienced steersperson will be in command of the canoe.

Q. How many races will I compete in?
A. Your team will compete in at least two races, a preliminary heat, and at least one more race.

Q. How are the race fees used?
A. Race fees support Hui Heihei Wa'a - a non-profit Silverdale Canoe Racing Club. Founded 27 years ago, the club aims to promote the sport, culture, and traditions of Hawaiian outrigger canoeing. The Dyes Inlet Dash pprint race event is an opportunity to increase public awareness and encourage community participation.

Q. Do I need to bring any special gear?
A. Paddles and life jackets will be provided. Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting wet.

Hui Heihei Wa'a
PO Box 2852
Silverdale, WA 98383

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Hui Heihei Wa'a Outrigger Canoe Association is a charitable, not-for-profit organization exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, all contributions to the organization are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult a tax adviser.