A talk story session by Kaʻiulani Murphy, Kekaimalu Lee, Mark Ellis and Pua Lincoln will be hosted at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel on Friday, August 18, 2017. The knowledgeable Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia crew will talk about the Hawaiian canoe, the journey, traditional navigation and life on deck.
About Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia:
Hōkūleʻa is a performance-accurate full-scale replica of a waʻa kaulua, a Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe. Launched on March 8,1975 by the Polynesian Voyaging Society, she is best known for her 1976 Hawaiʻi to Tahiti voyage completed exclusively with Polynesian navigation techniques. On May 18, 2014, Hōkūle‘a and her sister vessel, Hikianalia embarked from Oahu for “Malama Honua”, a three-year circumnavigation of the earth. She returned to port in Hawaii on June 17, 2017. The journey covered 47,000 nautical miles with stops at 85 ports in 26 countries.