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Hokuleʻa and Hikianalia embark on voyage to Tahiti

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                                Hokule‘a crew members set sail Monday from Sand Island for Hilo. The Hikianalia is pictured in the background.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hokule‘a crew members set sail Monday from Sand Island for Hilo. The Hikianalia is pictured in the background.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, crew members and family held a pule before the voyaging canoes left.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, crew members and family held a pule before the voyaging canoes left.

The Polynesian voyaging canoes Hokule‘a and Hikianalia departed from Sand Island at about 11:15 a.m. Monday on the first leg of their sail to Tahiti. The Kealaikahiki Voyage is focused on preparing the next generation of crew members for the momentous Moananuiakea Voyage, a five-year circumnavigation of the Pacific set to launch in 2023. Read more

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