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Crew training class meant for aspiring voyagers

  • COURTESY KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    Honolulu Community College’s student-built voyaging canoe Kamauheheu.

One of the many byproducts of Hokule‘a’s three-year circumnavigation of the globe is increased interest in the art and science of traditional ocean voyaging.

Honolulu Community College and the Polynesian Voyaging Society are offering “Level I Basic Crew Member Training” for those wishing to gain more knowledge of wayfaring. The $60 noncredit course consists of 15 sessions over eight weeks at HCC’s Marine Education and Training Center at Sand Island. The course begins July 11, with a repeat offering starting Sept. 12.

Although participants at this level won’t actually be sailing, the course will provide a beginning understanding what it’s like to be a crew member of a canoe.

HCC offers courses in Hawaiian astronomy and navigation through its Ho‘okele program, in which students receive hands-on sailing practice on the 16-passenger canoe Kamauheheu, which was constructed by students.

Info: 845-9296 or honolulu.hawaii.edu/hokulea.

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