New York Outrigger Highlights

  • learn how to paddle…

    The New York Outrigger NOVICE PROGRAM focuses on introducing local residents to safely experience their local waterways through the sport of outrigger paddling

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  • a seat for everyone…

    Ranging from the recreational to the competitive paddler, New York Outrigger offers several training programs focused on educating our paddlers on how to safely navigate our waterways.

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In Memoriam: Captain John Doswell

January 7th, 2015

We are saddened to report the passing of Captain John Doswell, Safety Boat Director of the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge since 2001. "Doswell," as we called him, ensured the safety of thousands of paddlers who participated in the Liberty Challenge over See More

NY Times Explores Outrigger Paddling

July 8th, 2014

The New York Times follows NYO as they train for the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge. With its long cultural ties to the Pacific region, outrigger canoe paddling is not something most New Yorkers think of when contemplating their city's waterways. And See More


Urban Outrigger Canoeing

May 25th, 2014

Directors of the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge were invited to NBC New York to spread the word about the unique features of the race. Head Coach Keith Tsang speaks with Roseanne Colletti to discuss the origins of outrigger canoe paddling, its spread around t See More

The Coaches of New York Outrigger

August 30th, 2013

Meet the Coaches of New York Outrigger! The seven volunteer members making up this year's Coaching Staff have a combined 71 years of paddling experience. All are current CPR/AED and First Aid certified and four of them have completed intensive See More


Richard Holomalia: A Life Lived On the Water

August 8th, 2013

Twice in the past four years New York Outrigger had the good fortune to participate in the Moloka’i Hoe.  And both times our crews were honored to have Richard Holomalia as our escort boat captain.  With his numerous Kaiwi crossings and See More

Smiles for 100 Miles*

August 7th, 2013

On July 20-21 2013, Carol Choi, member of New York Outrigger, raced the inaugural 100 Mile Paddle – NYC, a two day charity race on the Hudson River from Kingston, NY to New York City. The event goal was to r See More