Aloha athletes and welcome to the 2016 Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge, hosted by New York Outrigger. Liberty is a multi-day event from Thursday, June 9, through Saturday, June 11. A detailed calendar of events is available on the Athlete Schedule page. And athletes, their family and friends can take advantage of hotel room discounts offered by Marriott Downtown.
Each year paddlers from across the globe travel to New York City to take on one of the busiest harbors in the world. 2016 marks the 20th annual Liberty Challenge race and the fifth year for our free public festival.
The demands of the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge are unique among the world’s major outrigger regattas. Crews must take on the strong tidal currents of the Hudson and East Rivers while negotiating the busy waterways of New York Harbor.
Even with the many activities of the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge, athletes have considerable time to explore New York City. We encourage visitors to take full advantage of all New York City has to offer and look forward to seeing everyone in June.