Paddlers Make Their Way to Wells Fargo Outrigger Challenge

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ImageIt’s time to “hang loose,” grab a few friends, pick up some paddles and enjoy a memorable day along Mission Bay. The Wells Fargo Outrigger Challenge & Luau returns to Crown Point Shores Saturday, April 30th.

This tenth annual event serves as a fund-raiser for the non-profit Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl.

Outrigger teams are coed and consist of five people, at least two of whom must be women. An outrigger canoe and steersperson are provided on event day, courtesy of the Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club. The course is 200-meters. Each team is guaranteed at least two races. Approximately 80 teams are expected to participate.

The Luau features food from Da Kine’s Plate Lunches and beverages from Kona Brewing Co. and Dr Pepper.

The entry fee is $200 per team; $225 after April 22nd. Each team member receives a t-shirt, beverages, and a ticket to the Luau. Individual luau-only tickets are $20. Raffle tickets also will be sold. Grand prize is round-trip transportation for two to Hawaii, courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines.

Registration opens at 8 a.m., race instruction at 8:30 a.m., and outrigger competition begins at 9 a.m. The luau gets started at noon.

Sponsors of the event include Wells Fargo, Bridgepoint Education, KPRI 102.1 FM, Cox Communications, San Diego Business Journal, Navy Dispatch, Think Blue and San Diego City Beat.

For information and entries, visit or call (619) 283-5808.

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