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Hokule'a makes landfall in Tahiti

By Star- Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:48 a.m. HST, Jun 16, 2014

The voyaging canoes Hokule'a and Hikianalia made landfall in the Tuamotu archipelago island group in French Polynesia, the Polynesian Voyaging Society said on its website.

Land was sighted at about 4 p.m. Sunday, according to an update on the voyage.

The area where Hokule'a made landfall is about 215 miles from the capital of Papeete.

The canoes are on the first international leg of an around-the-world journey.

The canoes left Hilo Bay on May 30 for Tahiti.

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lokela wrote:
That was a quick one. Good luck the rest of the way.
on June 16,2014 | 06:03AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Yeah, that was fast.
on June 16,2014 | 06:33AM
Hotel wrote:
Or, as Nanoa said, on arrival at Easter Island, weeks early "well, we had good winds". And a new modern jib on the front of the canoe. "Club foot" kine.
on June 16,2014 | 09:21AM
DiverDave wrote:
And, I'll bet they didn't use the GPS once! Yeah right!!!!!!!!
on June 16,2014 | 09:04PM
HanabataDays wrote:
Nice navigation!
on June 16,2014 | 07:29AM
Slow wrote:
Hikianalia is the correct spelling. At least the SA got Hokule'a right. But I understand. Hawaiian words are so hard to spell correctly and who really cares?
on June 16,2014 | 08:21AM
PCWarrior wrote:
If you're looking for fairness and accuracy from the Star Advertiser, you looking in the wrong place buddy.
on June 16,2014 | 01:21PM
Hotel wrote:
The Polynesian Voyaging Society web site used to have the deck log online. Information on heading and speed. A logbook is important. I would like to know how the canoe performed.
on June 16,2014 | 09:19AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Why is a logbook important? The Hokule'a crew is supposed to be navigating using way finding techniques of their Polynesian ancestors, which did not include logbooks. They are supposed to keep such details in their heads and pass them on to other wannabe navigators.
on June 16,2014 | 01:46PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Why is a logbook important? The Hokule'a crew is supposed to be navigating using way finding techniques used by their Polynesian ancestors. Correct me if I am wrong, but I do not believe they used log books back then.
on June 16,2014 | 03:21PM
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