November 10, 1999 Report: Hokule'a departed Rapa Nui for Tahiti on
the afternoon of Nov. 9; it is targeting the Marquesas Islands to avoid
the dangerous reefs and atolls of the Tuamotu Archipelago. After sighting
the Marquesas, the canoe will continue on without stopping to Rangiroa,
then Tahiti. Estimated time of voyage: 22 days. As of sunrise on Nov. 10,
the canoe was averaging 2 knots on a Noio Ho'olua (NW by W) heading. Winds
were from Nalani Ko'olau (NE by N) at 8-10 knots. SW swell, 8-10 ft. 40
percent cloud cover. No white caps. Crew and Canoe are both well.