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THE HISTORY OF OUTRIGGING – FROM SURVIVAL TO SPORTS

The modern sport of outrigger canoeing was developed in Hawaii in earlier centuries. The first official outrigger races took place in the early 20th century in Waikiki. The sport has since spread and is now very popular in many countries around the world. The difference between outriggers and other canoes is the fact that it is double-hulled. Its stability comes from the distance between its hulls, which are longer and narrower than single-hulled canoes.

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