New York Outrigger Highlights

  • learn how to paddle…

    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…

    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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Free Paddling at Hudson River Park's Pier 66

March 14th, 2017

Get on the water this summer at Hudson River Park's Pier 66!  Located in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, New York Outrigger offers free outrigger paddling and stand-up paddleboarding in the heart of New York City.  The 2017 season will start in M See More

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

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

NYO's Dorian Wolter Surfski World Champion

July 26th, 2013

Longtime New York Outrigger member Dorian Wolter competed in the ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Vila do Conde, Portugal on July 12-14 and came in First Place in the Surfski-40 men's division. This is his recap of the event. Over the  See More