It is time to start thinking about participating in the 2021 Oahu Sea Perch Regional Competition. It was with great regret, but in the interest of health and safety that we cancelled last year's competition. The U.S. Coast Guard has been supporting this program and competition for several years and is looking forward to another great year of working with students and teachers to learn and grow.


We are hoping to execute the full competition as we have in past years but are working alternative plans in case local conditions still preclude large gatherings.


This year competition will be limited to a maximum of 50 teams to make overall management easier in the COVID environment. Initially, the number of teams from an individual school will be limited to five (5) to ensure maximum participation. Schools can request additional teams which may be permitted. As situations change, we will consider increasing the maximum number of teams. Use the team registration form at to register each team (one submission per team)


If you would like to volunteer to host a build day, please let me know. I understand that these may be conditional offers to host.


Key Dates for 2021 Competition

Build Dates: 23JAN, 30JAN, 06FEB, 13FEB (Locations TBD)

Practice Dates: 27FEB and 06MAR

Competition Date: 27MAR21


Costs are always a concern. Through a partnership with the U.S. Navy we have been able to provide kits to schools free. We expect to be able to do the same this year, but we will need to order kits in the near future in order to have them in time for build events in January and February. So, please sign up soon if you are interested in participating.  The site provides additional information on the program and links to the Sea Perch national website. The website also has a page where you can sign up your teams.  Schools may have more than one team, please sign up each team individually. Please sign up by 23OCT20. Please email any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  




Travis Rasmussen

We understand the growing concern surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), especially across our state. And, our hearts go out to all those who've been impacted. Since we are no longer organizing events, we strongly suggest you contact third-party event leaders/organizers for latest updates of the rescheduling or cancellations of for FRC, VEX, SeaPerch, as well as future championship events. Also, the 2020 McDonald’s Week Fundraiser has been postponed until the Fall. It's been our honor and privilege to support our students at the school level with grants. We wish all school teams well, and please stay safe! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mahalo for your understanding.
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*Friends of Hawaii Robotics wishes all teams the best of luck for the 2019-20 Robotics Season. As highlighted two years ago, Friends' has turned over implementation of the 2020 FIRST in Hawaii Regional to the FIRST planning committee. We have been asked to arrange for the FRC kickoff at McKinley HS, and you're set for January 4, 2020. We do look forward to continuing our support of Hawaii student teams across the state for eight programs.
Congratulations to Molokai High School for winning the Hopper Turing Division Rookie Inspiration Award at the FIRST Robotics Championship in Houston, Texas. A special shout out to Iolani High School for helping Molokai HS helping to fund their travels. That's the Hawaii spirit! Read more about their successes above.