The Whitey Harrison Canoe Classic is Saturday August 13 2022 in Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach.
The Whitey Harrison Canoe Classic is a Southern California Outrigger Racing Association (SCORA) outrigger canoe race hosted by the Dana Outrigger Canoe Club.
The Whitey Harrison Canoe Classic is a 20-mile 9-man outrigger canoe race.
The race begins just outside of Dana Point harbor.
Paddlers head North past Dana Point thru scenic Laguna Beach to the turnaround point at Main Beach, Laguna Beach.
The canoes then set their sights on historic Dana Point and head home towards the finish line at Doheny Beach Dana Point.
Doheny State Beach is Orange County’s most popular longboard surfing beach.
Named after Lorrin “Whitey” Harrison, this race originally started in Newport Beach and was established in 1971 as part of the Dana Point Harbors opening ceremonies.
These are exciting races with 6 paddlers in the canoe and 3 more on a support boat who swap out during the race with the canoe keeping a steady pace.
Vendors and displays will be on the lawn in the park, along with tents for each racing club.
6:00 am – Unload and Rig Canoes
7:00 am – Register Teams
8:00 am – Steersperson Meeting
8:30 am – Start of Women’s and Co-ed Race
12:30 pm – Start of Men’s Race
3:30 pm – Awards Ceremony
DIRECTIONS TO RACE:
5 Freeway to Hwy 1/Beach Cites Exit. Turn left on Dana Harbor Drive
CANOES : Continue past Doheny State Park and turn left at the next signal, Puerto Place.
The parking lot for trailer parking and canoe rigging, 34500 Puerto Place, Dana Point, CA, is a short distance on your left and is the only left turn that can be made from Puerto Place.
This parking lot opens at 5:30am.
PLEASE NOTE: No launching or landing of canoes is permitted at Doheny State Beach. Should this occur, permits for future races could be jeopardized.
PADDLERS: turn left at Doheny State Park.
The park opens at 6am ($15 per vehicle per day).
Metered parking is also available.
Dana Point Harbor Map For Whitey Harrison Race
State Park Fee of $15.00 is charged to each vehicle.
Water Stations (Bring Your Own Bottle)
Recycling Stations Throughout the Area
Take home what you brought in; leave nothing behind
After the race, leave your team area trash-free