|Seat #1||Stroker (Mua) who sets the pace for the rest of the paddlers|
|Seat #2||Second Stroker who follows the pace set by Seat #1 and is followed by Seat #4|
|Seat #3||Part of the Engine Room and is usually also the Caller who does the kāhea (i.e. calls the changes)|
|Seat #4||Part of the Engine Room who helps to move the canoe|
|Seat #5||Part of the Engine Room and backup Steersperson|
|Seat #6||Steersperson (Ho’okele)|
Tag: Huli Recovery
Huli Recovery Video
Here is a great video from our sister club, Hi’ilani ‘O Ke Kai, that explains how to recover from a huli. This video gives a good basic overview of the standard procedure.
However, in the BOCC version that we use, #2 and #5 straddle the canoe while #3 and #4 help to push the ama up. Then, once the canoe has been re-righted, #3 gets into the canoe first on the right side to begin bailing followed by #4. Meanwhile, #2 and #5 hold down the ama to stabilize the canoe.
Huli Recovery Overview
- Hold on to the canoe
- Steersman calls for everyone to count off (say your seat number beginning with #1)
- Check your partner, relax & breathe
- Tuck your paddle up under the seats
- Seats #1 & #6 position the bow and stern to control canoe (usually towards the wind or waves)
- Seats #2 & #5 climb on the hull
- Seats #3 & #4 hold onto the ama
- On the Steersperson’s count, flip canoe over
- Brake ama from hitting the water hard, if possible
- Seats #3 & #4 swim to the canoe, get in and start bailing
- Seats #2 & #5 hang on iakos
- Seat #6 gets in to direct when others should get in
- Paddle off into the sunset
If you huli with spray skirts on the canoe (e.g. during a race):
- Once flipped it is possible you may still be in the canoe.
- If this happens, pull down on zipper (We have attached plastic balls on the end of the zipper to pull with so you can find zipper fast.)
- Use your feet to push off from the bottom
Huli Recovery Walk-through
Coach Cathy gives an overview of how to recover from a huli.
Getting into the Canoe (for Water Changes & Huli Recovery)
Various Methods to Get Into the Canoe from the Water
- Forward pull up
- Leg under seat for leverage
- Push inside hull of canoe at bow or stern with both legs
- Use of Huli strap
- Crewmate’s shoulder as a step
- If person is injured, you can pull him or her on board by using the huli rope under the arms of the injured person whose back is against the canoe
Method #1 and #2 could be used to enter the canoe when doing a water change.
Entering the Canoe from the Water
This method demonstrated by Coach Patricia could also be used when doing water changes.
Using a Huli Rope
Coach Cathy demonstrates how to use a huli rope to get back into the canoe after a huli.
More Ways to Enter the Canoe from the Water
Coach Cathy demonstrates how to get back into the canoe after a huli.