2012: Events and News
2011: Events and News
Kau Wela (Dry Season) 2011
Hoʻoilo (Wet Season) 2011
2010: Events and News
December 2009: Training Sail to Palmyra
December 2008: Plan for a Training Sail to Palmyra and Christmas Island
January 2008: Ku Holo Mau (Voyage to Satawal) and Ku Holo Komohana (Voyage to Japan)
September 2006: Hokualaka‘i Launching; 2006 Malama Wa‘a (Caring for the Canoe)
August 2006: Kapu Na Keiki: Youth Training Program
December 2004: Navigating Change: NWHI Voyage Completed
Winter 2003: Northewestern Hawaiian Islands Voyage Postponed; Sail to Nihoa
Summer 2003: Marine Education Training Center; 2003 Statewide Sail
Spring 2002: Plans for Northewestern Hawaiian Islands Voyage
Summer 2001: Ocean Learning Academy
Spring 2001: 2001 Statewide Sail
Ho‘oilo (Rainy Season) 1999: Closing the Triangle: the Quest for Rapanui; Malama Hawai‘i Initiative
Kau (Dry Season) 1998: Restoring Hokule‘a; Center for Marine Sciences
Kau (Dry Season) 1997: Aloha, Wrighto; Project Ho‘olokahi
Ho‘oilo (Rainy Season) 1996-1997: Malama Hawai‘i: 1996-97 Statewide Sail
Ho‘oilo (Rainy Season) 1995-1996: Exploration Learning Center Launched
Kau (Dry Season) 1995: A Safe Successful 1995 Voyage; Northwest and West Coast Tours
Makali‘i (November-December) 1994: North to Hawai‘i, the Marquesas Connection, by Ben Finney
Hilinama (August-September) 1994: Hawai‘iloa Sea Trials, after Modification
Ka‘aona (May–June) 1994: Training and Education Sails; 1992 Voyage: 4. The Voyage Home
Nana (February–March) 1994: 1992 Voyage: 3. Sailing in the Cook Islands
Makali‘i (November-December) 1993: First Sea Trials for Hawai‘iloa Completed; Modifications Begin; 1992 Voyage: 2. Sailing in Tahiti
Fall 1993: Blessing and Launching Hawai‘iloa; 1992 Voyage: 1. Hawai‘i to Tahiti
March 1992: Building Hawai‘iloa
December 1990: Native Hawaiian Culture and Arts Program; search for logs to build Hawai‘iloa
March-April 1984: Announcing the 1985-1987 Voyage of Rediscovery
August 1975: A Voyage into Hawai‘i’s Past (1976 Voyage to Tahiti), by Ben Finney
1974: Plans for Launching of Hokule‘a on March 8, 1975
September 1974: Announcement of 3 day Polynesian Sailing Workshop at Kualoa Park
April 1974: Wa‘a Kaulua...Double Canoe, by Herb Kane. (Training on Nalehia, a 40 ft. double-hulled sailing canoe built by Ben and Ruth Finney in 1966; plans to build Hokule‘a.)

PVS Newsletter / September 1974, Volume 1, Number 4

Edited by Sharon Serene


Learn how Polynesian Canoes were paddled, sailed, and navigated by signing up for our workshop which will feature guest speakers, demonstrations, and plenty of practice on Hawaiian outrigger canoes and the Society's 40-foot double-canoe. Sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Recreation and the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Organized by Chuck Shipman, Ocean Recreation Specialist with the Department of Recreation.

WHEN: Oct. 12,12 13, 14th

WHERE: Kualoa Regional Park

FEE: $30.00 NOTE: Participants MUST provide their own camp style food and all camping gear.


Friday, October 11, 1974 3PM-9PM Check in and set up camp. After dinner speaker will be Herb Kane with slide presentation "Polynesian Voyaging Society"; films on canoe voyaging.

Saturday, October 12, 1974 9 AM-12 NOON 7PM-9PM

9 AM-12 NOON (Beginners) Introduction to course; rigging and lashing of the Hawaiian outrigger canoe; Hawaiian terms and functions of the various parts of the Hawaiian canoe; proper paddling techniques; steering and piloting the canoe.

9 AM-1 2 NOON (Advanced) Sailing the Hawaiian outrigger canoe under the ancient Polynesian spritsail.

10AM Bobbi Meheula of the Hawaii Foundation for Humanities and Art will give a ti leaf craft demonstration.

Continuous: Max Stanton of Church College will be demonstrating and skill training in canoe carving, rope making, adaze making, lauhala weaving, knots and lashing, land findlqg techniques, and basic seamanship. Instruction will be held on the beach continuously thru Monday.

LUNCH Tommy Holmes will be speaking on "Hawaiian Canoe Handling and Heavy Seas".

l PM-4 PM Surfing the Hawaiian outrigger canoe.

7PM-9PM A lesson in “Astronomy and Navigation in Polynesia and Micronesia.”

9 PM-12 MID. (Advanced) Night sailing experience for star path steering and zenith star observation.

Sunday, October 13, 1974

9 AM-5 PM Sailing the Hawaiian double-canoe (wa'a kaulua); Polynesian fishing techniques employing outriggers and double canoes.

Continuous: George Bennett, a Specialist for the Department of Parks and Recreation, who just returned from Satawal Island, and Namalik, an island student navigator from Satawal Island, will be making and lashing adzes and will be available for questions on canoes and navigation.

DINNER Dr. Ben Finney will be speaking on "Research on Pacific Voyaging"

(Beginners) A discussion on "Canoe Lore of Kualoa"

(Advanced) Open sea voyage from Kualoa to Kahana Bay (optional camp at Kahana Bay).

Monday, October 14, 1974 "Discovers' Day"

5 AM-7 AM (Advanced) Dawn voyage Kahana Bay to Kualoa

9 AM-3 PM Discovers' Day Sailing Canoe Races Kualoa to Kaneohe Bay and return, hosted by the University of Hawaii Sailing Team.

3 PM Clean up and break camp.

Please Note: Please bring bathing suits, a warm pullover, towels, and sun screen or hat as this is a practical course taught on the beach and in the water. Enrollment is limited so sign up early to assure yourself a place. To reserve a place in the course, please fill out the form below and mail it, alont with your check, to the Polynesian Voyaging Society, 821 A Cedar Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 or call the office at 524-2662. Deadline for check and application is October 4th!!!