Report at 10/05/99 a.m.
2:16 a.m.: The fifth day of slow going, about 2 knots, or 48 miles a day.
Hokule'a has found the light westerly winds south of the axis of the ridge
of high pressure that sits over the area, and has turned due east, toward
Rapa Nui. At 2:16 a.m., Hokule'a is 248 miles from Rapa Nui...about the
distance from Kaua'i to Hawai'i. Winds are forecasted to remain light and
variable, perhaps becoming southerly and a little stronger as a center of
high pressure to the west of the canoe moves east.
For back reports on the leg to Rapa Nui, go to Rapa Nui Back Reports
For more information on the leg to Rapa Nui, go to The Mangareva-to-Rapa Nui Page
For more information on the quest for Rapa Nui, go to the