The Moloka'i Hoe is an annual men's race between the islands of Molokai and Oahu which began in 1952. The race is one of Hawaii's largest annual sporting events, drawing participants from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland as well asinternational competitors from Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Canada, and other countries. Canoes launch from the west side of Molokai and travel approximately 41 miles across the ocean to the Hilton Hawaiian beach in Honolulu. The channel is said to be among one of the most dangerous channels in the world, with the current record time for the passage being under 5 hours. Crews of 9 men (under 65) or 12 men (65 and over) race across 41 miles of open ocean using a chase boat to carry hydration and nutrition and change out paddlers every 20 minutes. In 2015 a group of Keauhou paddlers, paddling as came in 4th place right behind three Tahitian crews—the highest placement by our club ever in this event. The Men 40 and Men 65 came in first in their age groups.