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Outrigger canoeing is a sport in which an outrigger canoe (va?a, wa?a, waka ama in Tahitian, Hawaiian, similarly in Polynesian language) is propelled by means of paddles. Outrigger canoeing has grown from its roots in Polynesia to become a very popular paddling sport with numerous sporting and social canoe clubs established around the world.   

The Six person outrigger canoe (OC6) are the most commonly used for this sport.  A variety of boat types exist including the OC1, OC2, OC3 and OC4 (with the respective number of paddlers using a single hull outrigger canoe).  Also used are the OC12 (with 12 paddlers in a double hull outrigger canoe; two six person canoes rigged together like a catamaran). The shorthand form is also commonly written as V1, V2, V6, etc. (where V refers to va?a).