The Voyage to Rapa Nui / 1999-2000
Leg 4: Rapa Nui to Tahiti
Photo below by N. Anthony: Bruce Blankenfeld, Navigator
Reports and Photos
Photos (Photos of Leg 4 by Na'alehu Anthony and other crew members.)
Photo: Josie and Ramon Paoa, along with others, bid Hokule'a farewell.
Photo: Navigator Bruce Blankenfeld at Sunset. Light winds, small seas, cloud cover: typical weather for the first 9 days
Reports: Nov. 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19, 1999--Light and variable winds, slow going
Photos: The Crew shares an evening meal; Sunrise-- Weather is generally mild in the Southeast tradewind zone at this time of the year. The Southern Hemisphere is moving from spring to summer while Hawai'i and the Northern Hemisphere move from fall to winter.
Photo: Kimo Lyman writing in his journal.
Photos of the Crew and Life at Sea: Navigator Bruce Blankenfeld measuring the height of the sun. / Navigator Bruce Blankenfeld at sunset. / Captain Wally Froiseth making repairs. / Captain Wally Froiseth working on the new booms before departure. / Watch Captain Dennis Chun providing music for the crew. / Watch Captain Dennis Chun getting ready for bed. / Watch Captain Terry Hee steering. / Watch Captain Terry Hee taking care of the fishing equipment. / Kimo working the lines with Kawika. / Apprentice Navigator Kamaki Manavaroa Worthington working on a plan with Navigator Bruce Blankenfeld and Student Navigator Na'alehu Anthony. / Apprentice Navigator Kamaki Manavaroa Worthington. / Dr. Blane Chong inside his sleeping compartment. / Dr. Blane Chong helps with cleaning. / Cook Nalani Kaneakua gets ready to carve up an ahi. / Cook Nalani Kaneakua slicing fish. / At meal time, the crew gathering around Nalani to find out, "What's for lunch?" / Crew member Bob Bee with Blane Chong. / Crew member Bob Bee steering. / Crew member Kawika Crivello looking out from his sleeping compartment. / Crew member Kealoha Hoe steering in the shadow of Hokule'a's back sail. / Crew member Kawai Warren on the side sweep. / Crew member Kawai Warren with motus (islands) of Rapa Nui at the stern: Rapa Nui, Motu-kaokao, Motu-iti, Motu-nui. / Documentation Equipment Specialist Na'alehu Anthony with the video camera. / Na'alehu Anthony on the sweep.
Reports: Dec. 3 a nd 4, 1999--Sighting Tahiti; Arrival in Pape'ete
Navigator: Bruce Blankenfeld-- Bio; Photo; Captain: Wally Froiseth--Bio; Photo: Wally is on the left, with wife Moku and navigator Bruce Blankenfeld; Hokule'a Crew: Na'alehu Anthony (O'ahu); Bob Bee (O'ahu); Blane Chong (O'ahu); Dennis Chun (Kaua'i); Terry Hee (O'ahu); Nalani Kaneakua (Kaua'i); Kawika Crivello (Moloka'i); Kealoha Hoe (O'ahu); Kimo Lyman (O'ahu); Kawai Warren (Kaua'i); Kamaki Worthington (O'ahu); Kama Hele (Escort Vessel) Crew: Captain Alex Jakubenko (O'ahu); Elsa Jakubenko (O'ahu); Alicia Akuna-Ika (Rapa Nui); Tim Gilliom (Maui); Attwood Makanani (Kaua'i); Jacky Tetuanui (Tahiti); Nalani Wilson (O'ahu)