The Whitey Harrison Classic

Aug 10th • 6:00 am - 6:00 pm • Doheny State Beach

The Whitey Harrison Classic is a 20-Mile, 9-Man Outrigger race hosted by Dana Outrigger every August. The race was first run in July of 1971 from Newport to Dana Point Harbor as part of the Harbor’s Opening Ceremonies. Now approaching its 46th Annual, the race now runs from just outside the mouth of Dana Point Harbor to Main Beach in Laguna and back.

The first of the nine-man outrigger canoe races of the Southern California Outrigger Racing Association, hosted by the Dana Outrigger Canoe Club. Outrigger Clubs from across California and beyond meet for this long distance race from Doheny up the coast to Laguna Beach, out to sea for two miles, then back to Doheny. 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. For more information visit

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