Hōkūle’a Captain Bruce Blankenfield on Having an Escort Boat

Hōkūle’a Captain Bruce Blankefield’s brother, Kimo Blankenfield, lives down in Kalapana and many of you may know of Bruce personally.

Hōkūle’a captain Bruce Blankenfeld shares why it’s so important to have an escort boat. It is Polynesian Voyaging Society policy to always have an escort boat follow the traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūle’a in case of emergency. Crew members aboard the Kama Hele are also training for the Hōkūle’a Worldwide Voyage in which the canoe will circumnavigate the Earth using ancient Polynesian navigation techniques. The crew carries with them the idea that we are all crew members on Canoe Earth and, just as on Hōkūle’a, we need to care for one another an our resources.

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