Kia Orana & Welcome to Canoeing in the Cook Islands
Cook Islands Canoeing Association (CICA) is the governing body for outrigger canoeing (Vaka) and kayak in the Cook Islands. We host not only the National calendar races and events, but also the world-renowned week long International Matson Vaka Eiva Festival held every November. The Cook Islands are also a destination on the International circuit of Te Aito the worlds premier elite V1 racing calendar and in 2017 CICA is expanding its very successful youth development schools program BSP Vaka iti to include an international 4 day regatta encompassing K1, K2, V1, V3, V6, V12 lagoon sprints and V1, V3 & V6 marathon racing.
Matson Vaka Eiva 2017 Update
2017 dates confirmed 24th November to 1st December
Following feedback, discussion and survey results the Vaka Eiva Festival will remain in the November. A review of the racing programme is underway and decisions will be posted as soon as review is complete.
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Vaka Eiva proudly sponsored by Matson
- Vaka Eiva is arguably the biggest event on the Cook Islands sporting calendar and the inclusion of paddlers from right across the sunny Pacific region, cold snowy regions of Canada and Europe is testament to the events prestigious status. Avarua harbour will be paddling central for the weeklong paddling festival where oe vaka supporters can […]
- 2017 BSP Vaka Iti Schools 7 week Program & Regatta began on Monday 27th February with weekly coaching session for up to 270 students from 5 schools on Rarotonga and 1 school in Aitutaki. This years BSP Vaka Iti Regatta day is on Monday 10th April at Nikao Lagoon in front of Vaiana’s CICA is very […]
- Te Aito is the Pacific’s supreme long distance event for individual V1 rudderless outrigger canoe racing. Each year Te Aito events are held throughout the region and since joining the international Te Aito circuit franchise in 2011 alongside Tahiti, Aotearoa, Noumea, and Australia, we have had elite international competitors from these countries visit the Cook […]