Joined OCC: July 22, 1971
Elected to Winged “O”: February 25, 2002
Marc Haine was elected to membership in the exclusive Winged “O” on February 25, 2002. Marc says it is really special, not only to be chosen for the Winged “O”, “but to be there with my Dad.” Marc and his father, the late Tom “Daddy” Haine, are the first father-son to be elected to the Winged “O”.
Marc wants to pass on to the kids what he was given as a child by older Club members, and to give them confidence in the water or on the volleyball court, and thus more confidence in life.
Whereas his dad’s emphasis was on the courts, Marc’s is in the water where he participates in canoe racing, paddleboarding, board surfing, canoe surfing, and kayaking.
Marc served as Club Captain in 1998.
In volleyball, he has been selected to the Haili Tournament all-star team many times, and was voted the Most Valuable Player in 1994. A regular participant on OCC’s team in the U.S. Volleyball Association National Championships, Marc was on the winning USVBA AA team in 1997 and the second place team for the 30-35 age group in 1990.
On July 4th, after steering numerous crews in the Walter J. Macfarlane Regatta, Marc always has time after dark to provide fireworks displays for all the kids at the beach, at the same time, making absolutely sure that they are safe from harm.
Marc’s ultimate goal for the Club is to do everything in his power to keep Outrigger an athletic power, as well as a place for social functions and events for members. He says the heart and soul of the Club is its superb athletic program, and passing it on from generation to generation. The Club was a family all the time Marc was growing up, and he wants to continue that tradition.
Marc has paddled for OCC and coached paddling for as long as he can remember. He’s been on two winning Molokai crews in 1982, 1983, 1987 and 1988, and a second place crew in 1994. He’s been on numerous winning regatta crews, and all-star paddling crews. “I always represented Outrigger on all-star crews,” he said. A superb steersman, as well as a paddler, Marc can be found on the 4th of July serving as open steersman for youth, upper division and masters crews.
In addition to his water and volleyball skills, he was also a regular participant in OCC running events.
Every year since his father passed away, Marc, his mother Marilyn, sister Kisi, and children Reece, Natasha, Noa and Riley, participate in the Daddy Haine 4-Man Draw Volleyball Tournament at the Club. Each team represents players of different abilities, and often include women and girls. Usually held around Labor Day, Marc hosts the team drawing dinner the night before the tournament, and with his family is on hand to play, as well as awarded prizes to the winners.
Marc served one year on the Board of Directors before moving to Seattle for several years. When he returned to Hawaii, Marc was once again coaching and paddling. He was elected again to the Board of Directors in February 2008, serving as President in 2012-2013.
In the great tradition of Duke Kahanamoku and Dad Center, Winged “O” is about excelling in athletic events and giving back to the Club. We can count on Marc Haine to keep that tradition alive.