The legacy of Hōkūleʻa

By Author  |  Published: 14th Jun 2018  7:45 pmUpdated: 29th Jul 2018  7:57 pm

The story of Hōkūleʻa is 2000 years old. Polynesians are known for their navigating skills from the ancient times and began setting up in the islands all across the Pacific. In 1976, as a revival of the Hōkūleʻa – the canoe which brought the first Polynesians to the archipelago of Hawaii was set on to voyage to Tahiti. And it was a tremendous success! Since then, without any technological advantages, Hōkūleʻa and her sister ship Hikianalia have completed a dozen voyages. On May 18, 2014, Hōkūleʻa and her sister vessel left from Oahu for Malama Honua a three-year circumnavigation of earth. The journey covered 47,000 nautical miles with stops at 85 ports in 26 countries. And these are just the highlights of Hōkūleʻa legacy.