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.)

Hōkūle‘a’s Statewide Sail, 2012

From April - August 2012, the Polynesian Voyaging Society will sail Hōkūle‘a on a cultural, ecological, and educational journey to over 30 stops on the eight main Hawaiian Islands. Click on the map below for a tentative schedule and stops. (Note: all dates are weather dependent, for safe sailing.)

View 2012 Statewide Sail Map: ’Auhea ‘o Hōkūle‘a (Where is Hōkūle‘a?) in a larger map on a separate page.

The mission of the 2012 Statewide Sail is to foster core Hawaiian values of mālama ‘āina and mālama kai (caring for the land and sea) and mālama wa‘a (caring for the canoe) as a spiritual symbol of our island home.

Sailing for Moloka‘i. Photo © by Monte Costa.

On this journey the crew will seek out, participate in and share via weblogs examples of sustainable, respectful relationships between the communities the canoe visits and the land and sea that sustains them.

Hōkūle‘a crew planting ‘ilima and ‘ohai on an embankment protecting an ahu (altar) at Honokanai'a, Kanaloa (Kaho‘olawe), 2010. Photo by Karen Holman.

Crews will also be training for the voyage around the world, scheduled to begin in 2013.

Palmyra Training Sail 2009

Young Crew Members Planning with Navigator Bruce Blankenfeld 2009. To pass on voyaging traditions, the Polynesian Voyaging Society is targeting for the World Wide Voyage at least 40 percent of the crew being younger than 30.

Teacher Training Sail 2010. Teachers training for the World Wide Voyage to pass on voyaging traditions to students in the classroom. Photo by Karen Holman.

At various stops, crew members will conduct tours of Hōkūle‘a, focused on mālama wa‘a, mālama ‘āina and mālama kai.

Kaliko Amona encouraging students to mālama Hawai‘i (Statewide Sail 2000).

John Kruse talking with students at ‘Ele‘ele, Kaua‘i (Statewide Sail 2000)

The goals of the statewide sail include contributing to a voyaging and values-based curriculum for our schools and strengthening the learning and sharing network among community groups who are caring for Hawai‘i.