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.