Whitey Harrison Classic

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 50th Annual, the race runs from just outside the mouth of Dana Point Harbor to Main Beach in Laguna Beach and back.

This event draws more than 900 competitors who compete in over 19 divisions and range from 12 to 70 years old. The festivities take place at Doheny State Beach.