Every year the Outrigger Marshall Islands Cup is celebrated at the Outrigger Marshall Islands Resort. The Republic of the Marshall Islands is located about 1600 miles from Guam and approximately 2, 200 miles southwest of Honolulu. It is made oof 29 atolls and five coral islands.A nationally recognised event, the Islands Cup upholds the tradition of Marshallese canoe building and sailing. Participants from more than twenty atolls come together to celebrate the culture through dancing, food, competitions, arts, crafts and much, much more.
There is a demonstration of distinctive and unique crafts from outer atolls. Things like navigational stick charts, kili bags, baskets created out of pandanus leaves and coconut fronds and marmar necklaces are displayed.Activities such as the traditional dancing of the Marshallese islands take place with food and fare of the indigenous variety.
The Islands Cup has become a way to rejuvenate interest in canoe building art of Microensia. Through the excitement that the event generates and the thousands of spectators that descend for the annual occasion a part of the culture is preserved. Competitors and participators come from all types of Marshall Islands like: