PVS Newsletter / September 1974, Volume 1, Number 4
Edited by Sharon Serene
3 DAY CAMPOUT AND POLYNESIAN SAILING WORKSHOP AT KUALOA PARK
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!!!