What the Palmyra Voyage Means to the Hokulea

Hōkūle’a captain Bruce Blankenfeld describes how the crew is to set the course to Palmyra, approximately 1,000 miles south of Hawai’i. The crew was training for their first deep-ocean training for the Hōkūle’a Wolrdwide Voyage in which the traditional Hawaiian canoe will circumnavigate the Earth. The crew carry 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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Hōkūle’a crew member Keala Kai shares what the voyage to Palmyra Atoll (1,000 miles south of Hawai’i) and the greater worldwide voyage mean to him. The Palmyra sail is a deep-ocean training mission to help prepare crews for the upcoming worldwide voyage in which the traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūle’a will circumnavigate the Earth without the aid of modern instruments. The crew carry 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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Hōkūlea crew member Pauline Sato shares why she thinks the sail to Palmyra Atoll is important. This sail 1,000 miles south of Hawai’i and back is the first open-ocean training mission for the Hōkūlea Worldwide Voyage in which the traditional Hawaiian voyage will circumnavigate the Earth using ancient Polynesian navigation techniques. The crew carry 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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