Talk:Outrigger canoe

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Port side?[edit]

"Smaller canoes often employ a single outrigger on the port side,"

It was my understanding that Polynesian outrigger canoes were most commonly rigged as Proas, which switch port and starboard after every shunt, so that the aka stays to windward. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jdege (talkcontribs) 19:44, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Pigafetta's quote[edit]

Can someone provide a direct reference to Pigafetta's quote about the speed of the outrigger? I cannot seem to find it after a somewhat exhaustive search.

Thanks! John Huth (talk) 13:45, 23 May 2010 (UTC)


Does anyone else think this page has too many links on it? Wikipedia is not a directory. There is a community edited canoe club directory at ocpaddler. Of-course I am biased and will not change this, but I would suggest someone else do it. --Keizo 05:43, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

It certainly does. I've added a link to the most appropriate Open Directory category (which is a directory of links) and removed some of the most egregiously inappropriate links, but it certainly needs to be trimmed more. —Wrathchild (talk) 00:31, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Also "The sport is also known as Wa'a racing in some parts of the Pacific" is not accurate. Wa'a is Hawaiian. Va'a is Tahitian. I think it's different in other polynesian languages. --Keizo 05:49, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Do others think the reference to personnal floatation devices should be deleted or modified with a satement that the US Coast Guard exempts OC1 OC2 and OC6 outrigger canoes from the standard USCG PFD requirement? 06:35, 22 January 2007 (UTC)Ron

From what I understand, the USCG rules on PFDs make no specific exemption for OC1/OC2/OC6 outrigger canoes, although the PFD rules may not be very strictly enforced in some places. Canoes and kayaks in general do not have to have a type IV PFD (throw ring type) but do have to have a wearable PFD for everyone on board.

The main photo tagline states that it is two canoes racing. I only see one! When you click on the photo the specific tagline says that it is a "six man" canoe... that should say "six person" or "six paddler" canoe. Heather129.173.178.117 22:33, 18 March 2007 (UTC) Heather129.173.178.117 22:30, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

The word huli should be described as a Hawiian term for flip over. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:06, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Corruption by modern American sport[edit]

This is a concept that is ancient and should be treated as such. Perhaps we should split the modern American-centric sport to another page? — eg. Outrigger canoe (modern sport). prat (talk)