Outrigger canoe racing emerged from the islands in the south Pacific and is now growing in popularity. There are multiple sizes of canoe, with seating capacity from one to six people. Sprint races are held with distances ranging from 500m to 3000m and long-distance races can cross up to 30 miles. Outrigger canoes have a pontoon, or ama, attached to the side of the canoe in order to increase stability. Once made out of carved wood, outrigger canoes have been able to increase their speed and maneuverability with lighter fiberglass hulls.