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E OLA MAU ‘O HŌKŪLE’A Long Live Hōkūle’a

The wind is quiet. The waters, still. The only ripples are those

The wait is teaching patience. Patience is key when you

following children on paddleboards making large, awestruck

are about to launch on a three-year global voyage. First stop:

circles around the double-hulled sailing canoe Hōkūle‘a. Ti-leaf

Tuamotu, French Polynesia—two wind systems and 2,500 nau-

garlands drape the bows. Sails remain wrapped and tied around

tical miles away. Nainoa will trace the same path Polynesians

the masts. In full wind, those sails will billow into a 50-foot spray

sailed centuries ago when they explored and settled these

of crimson, the color of a Hawaiian king’s cloak. Hōkūle‘a has been harbored here in Palekai, a spring-fed cove

islands. Like his forefathers, Nainoa will rely on the wind, moon, swells, birds, fish and stars as guides.

near Hilo, for nearly a week now. Merchant ships, cargo con-

Using traditional wayfinding skills, Hōkūle‘a will be

tainers and petroleum tanks surround this lava rock-girded bay.

sailed through and eventually beyond Polynesia, crossing the

Hōkūle‘a seems like an island unto herself—undaunted, anchored,

Indian and the Atlantic Oceans, to connect with communities

awaiting the winds to sail.

who care for the health of the oceans and our shared island,

It has been a big-sun day, with a sharp horizon and no sight of clouds. Her captain is barefoot in blue jeans, adjusting the lines

Earth. The mission is aptly called Mālama Honua—to care for the earth.

“Caring for the earth is in the traditions of Hawaiian ancestors for the world to use,” Nainoa says of his homelands. “Hōkūle‘a is the needle that collects the flowers that get sewn into a lei by Hawai‘i and gives it to the earth as an act of peace.” that swing the boom. His name is Charles Nainoa Thompson.

“Caring for the earth is in the traditions of Hawaiian ancestors

He’s known as Nainoa. He has been navigating Hōkūle‘a for 35

for the world to use,” Nainoa says of his homelands. “Hōkūle‘a

years now, more than half his lifetime. “You do not tell the winds what to do,” Nainoa has told his crew. “The winds tell you what to do.” Right now, the winds say, wait.

is the needle that collects the flowers that get sewn into a lei by Hawai‘i and gives it to the earth as an act of peace.” Bruce Mealoha Blankenfeld will captain and navigate Hikianalia—just behind Hōkūle‘a—to Tahiti. Hōkūle‘a is the Hawaiian name for Arcturus, the star that sits at the zenith above Hawai‘i; Hikianalia is the Hawaiian name for Spica,

Left: Hikianalia crewmember Hervé Maraetaata drapes a lei over the bow during the send-off ceremony in Hilo at the start of the Worldwide Voyage. The ceremony in Palekai, which means “breakwater” or “to shield from the sea,” was done with warmth and aloha from the community to protect and nurture the crew of Hōkūle‘a on the outset of their journey.

the star that rises alongside Hōkūle‘a. Hikianalia is a hybrid canoe, half-traditional, half-modern, sailed in the ancient navigational way but with 16 solar panels that can run motors in case Hōkūle‘a needs a tow.

Excerpt by Jennifer Allen and photos by John Bilderback

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The plan was to build a replica of a voyaging canoe and sail her across the trades

their community.

Hōkūle‘a was originally built with the

to Tahiti. They researched the massive

Mau knew a navigational system that

clear desire to help Hawaiians find their

double-hulled sailing canoes of eastern

modern sailors had never before seen. It

path. By the 1970s, the culture of sailing

Polynesia, designed to transport several

was something that Nainoa, then a 23-year-

canoes had “been asleep,” as Bruce likes

thousand pounds of people and goods.

old crewman, yearned to understand.

to say, for over 400 years.

They looked to oral, written and drawn

But in 1973, three men founded the

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than Mau, were willing to share it outside

historical records in Hawai‘i—including

“If you can read the ocean,” Mau would say, “you will never be lost.”

Polynesian Voyaging Society—artist and

petroglyphs—to study the shape of the

Mau could read and discern eight

historian Herb Kawainui Kāne, expert

canoe and its sails. From this, they built

separate patterns of ocean swells. Lying

waterman Charles Tommy Holmes and

Hōkūle‘a, a 62-foot-long wa‘a kaulua, dou-

inside the hull, feeling the various waves

anthropologist Ben Finney. They wanted

ble-hulled canoe, using plywood, fiberglass

hitting it, he could know the direction of

to prove that Polynesians were once master

and resin, with twin masts, claw sails, no

the winds and the direction to steer the

ocean navigators who purposely found and

motor, a sweep as a rudder and a 20-foot

canoe. At dawn, he would study the horizon

settled the Hawaiian Islands. They wanted

broad deck, all held together by eight cross

and predict the weather for the day to come.

to dispel the myth that Polynesians had

beams and five miles of lashings. But to

At dusk, he would predict the weather for

happened onto Hawai‘i by drifting aim-

make the passage authentic, they needed

dawn. And in the midst of a gale-swept,

lessly along currents. They wanted to resur-

to sail without modern navigational instru-

stormy night, days away from any safe har-

rect navigational knowledge and to revive

ments. They needed someone to lead them,

bor or land, Mau could steady the mind of

the culture that had been diluted by colo-

someone who could, as Bruce explains it,

a novice navigator—he could look the man

nization. Hula was forbidden in schools.

“pull us through the curtain of time” so that

in the eye and, with an unflinching gaze,

Songs of the sea had been translated to suit

Hawaiians could relearn what had been

tell him, “You are the light, you have the

tourists in Waikīkī. The native language

known centuries ago.

light within you to guide your family home.”

was a whisper. When people lose their

Opening that curtain of time meant

dance, songs and language, they risk losing

traveling to a coral atoll in the Caroline

Some called it magic. Bruce calls it being maka‘ala—vigilant,

their history and narratives—a part of their

Islands of Micronesia, Satawal. There lived

collective soul. The Polynesian Voyaging

Pius “Mau” Piailug, a Pwo master naviga-

observant, awake. In May of 1976, Mau safely guided

Society wanted to help Hawaiians redis-

tor. Only a handful of Micronesians still

Hōkūle‘a to Tahiti in 31 days. Upon entering

cover their strength, wisdom and spirit.

knew the art of wayfinding, and none, other

the bay of Pape‘ete, the canoe was greeted


Left: Hōkūle‘a leaves Honolulu for Hilo where the crew patiently waits for the winds to determine the moment of departure to Tahiti on the Worldwide Voyage. Center: The crew of Hikianalia sings a mele in Hilo. Hiki is a hybrid canoe—half-traditional and half-modern—sailed in the ancient navigational way but with 16 solar panels that can run motors in case Hōkūle‘a needs to be towed. Hikianalia is the Hawaiian name for Spica, the sister star that rises alongside Hōkūle‘a (Arcturus) in the Hawaiian skies. Right: A crewmember holds a makana, or gift, at the departure ceremony. Gifts from the community also came in the form of songs from the children, whose intrigue and interest fueled the journey ahead.

by more than 17,000 Tahitians, over half

The ritual began in the starlit dawn,

the population, welcoming her and her

with the crew wading in the warm shallow

crew home.

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known as the “healing island” where King

arm to arm, in a long line to the crew making its final load onto the canoes. A small dinghy carries the last of the crew to the canoes.

Kamehameha would go to be cleansed,

Someone calls out, “Enjoy the ride!”

The clouds have come, lowering the

strengthened and healed before and after

Someone else calls, “A hui hou!”

sky. With them, a soft breeze blows, like a

his battles. There, the crew shared and

whisper over a bare shoulder.

drank the medicinal ‘awa.

Today was the day the canoes were

The crew marked their bodies with tur-

scheduled to launch out of Hilo. But that

meric and octopus ink. They listened to the

date was set by man many moons ago.

complete genealogy of Hōkūle‘a, an incan-

In the coming days, the apprentice navigators will practice, alongside Nainoa and Bruce, guiding the canoes the ancient way. The canoes will be hit by relentless squalls. There will be shouts of “All hands on deck!”

Nainoa has let everyone here know

tation of all the places she has ever sailed.

that the canoes will not be sailing today,

They then sailed to Palekai, where they

or tomorrow, or the day after.

received a procession of the Royal Order

the things that teach you where you came from, what you are made of and who you are.

W hen someone sug gests t hat t he

of King Kamehameha I, native Hawaiians

winds are “ bad ” for sailing, Nainoa is

with royal red velvet capes, who sang a

quick to correct. “The winds are never

hallowed song as they bowed, offering lei

bad,” he says. “The winds are allowing us

for protection.

time …” The time to “deepen your under-

“Now is the time, ultimately, to be

standing of why [you are] going on this

very clear about who you serve,” Nainoa

voyage,” Nainoa explains. “The winds are

explains.

allowing you that time.”

Several days pass. The flag of Hawai‘i

When Nainoa says “you,” you feel he

has been raised on the mast. The winds are

means everyone gathered here at Palekai

here, sending waves through the flag and

is being allowed this time to deepen the

shivers across the waters of Palekai.

understanding. Bruce has echoed this

There will be seasickness. They will learn, as one crewmember says,

And they will reach the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia in 16 days. The pū (conch shells) are blown; the sound is steady and strong. You can hear them long after the sails of Hōkūle‘a have been unfurled, freed in the breath of the winds.

It is time.

to the hundreds who have come to bear

Hundreds line the rocks of the bay and

witness to the sacred blessings of crew

even more along the shores, where crates

and canoes.

of fruits and vegetables are being passed,

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TROPIC OF CANCER

INDIAN OCEAN

Darwin

Bali

South Africa

Torres Strait

Mauritius TROPIC OF CAPRICORN

Australia

Townsville GBR* Minjerribah

Maputo Cape Town

Sydney

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HŌKŪLE’A

Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage Navigation by Birds This is the first time Hōkūle‘a has voyaged out of the Pacific Ocean, beyond the geographical boundaries where noninstrument wayfinding was traditionally practiced. To prepare, the crewmembers

There are two key birds that help navigators know when land is near. The manu o kū (white fairy tern) has a range of roughly 120 to 200 miles from land and the noio (black noddy) has a range of about 40 miles. Both birds return to land to rest at night. If the navigators see these birds around sunrise, they can assume they are coming from an island, and if they see the birds around sunset, they are returning to the island. Most other seabirds are less reliable indicators due to their ability to stay at sea without returning to land for several days, months, and at times, even years.

extensively researched the currents, weather systems, wave patterns, stars and wildlife they would potentially see along the way. Sunrise and sunset are key times of every day at sea. Navigators study the swells, the colors in the sky, as well as cloud shapes and the direction they may be moving. When the sun is low, it is also easier to see islands along the horizon.

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noio (black noddy) manu o kū (white fairy tern)

Illustrations by Sean Edgerton


Canada N O R T H PAC I F I C

Québec Yarmouth

United States

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N O R T H AT L A N T I C OCEAN

New York D.C. Miami

Cuba

Hilo

Havana

Hawai‘i

Virgin Islands

Panama Canal E Q UAT O R

Galapagos Islands

Rarotonga

Brazil

Marquesas

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Navigation by Stars Hānaiakamalama (the Southern Cross) and Hōkūpa‘a (Polaris) are important for determining latitude. If you are sailing north on a line back to the east, upwind, of Hawai‘i, once the distance between the top and bottom stars in Hānaiakamalama is equal to the distance between the bottom star and the horizon, you know that you are at the latitude of Hawai‘i, and you can then turn downwind, an easier direction to sail, and be confident that you will see one of the islands.

Hōkūpa‘a is also an important directional clue in the northern hemisphere. Nāhiku (the Big Dipper) helps navigators find Hōkūpa‘a, and can also help determine latitude as the canoe gets south of the equator.

Makali’i (Pleiades) is significant in Hawai’i (and other Polynesian islands) as its rising after sunset marks the beginning of Makahiki season. Makahiki lasts about four months, usually beginning in October with festivities and ceremonies throughout the islands honoring the god Lono whose province is agriculture, fertility and peace.

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Right: A young hula dancer bids Hōkūle‘a farewell in Honolulu. “We are just conduits,” a Hōkūle‘a crewmember observed. “All of Hawai‘i is sailing with us.” John Bilderback


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Previous: Hōkūle‘a sets sail off O‘ahu’s North Shore for Kaua’i while on the Statewide Sail, generating support for the upcoming Worldwide Voyage. A replica of the massive double-hulled sailing canoes of eastern Polynesia, the Hōkūle‘a is designed to transport several thousand pounds of people and goods. Oral, written and drawn historical records in Hawai‘i—including petroglyphs—were used to study the shape of the canoe and its sails. From this, Hōkūle‘a was built as a 62-foot long double-hulled canoe, using plywood, fiberglass and resin, with twin masts, crab-claw sails, no motor, a sweep as a rudder and a 20-foot broad deck, all held together by eight crossbeams and five miles of lashings. To make the passage authentic, she must also sail without modern navigational instruments. John Bilderback

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RIGHT DIRECTION Since Hōkūle‘a was launched in 1975, we’ve seen that this magi-

we spent, we thought with intention about what we were sup-

cal vessel has the power to connect, inspire and transform com-

porting? What if we became active investors—defenders and

munities and people. Carried upon her decks, Pacific peoples

protectors, even—in our future and the future of those around us?

have revived the art and science of celestial navigation, way­

In the course of the Mālama Honua voyage, we’ve witnessed

finding and deep-ocean voyaging that lay dormant for 600 years.

people from every walk of life taking action to make our world

Voyaging aboard Hōkūle‘a for the past four decades has taught

healthier and safer for future generations. We’ve stopped in a

us to look to the past to strengthen our future; to bring the tech-

hundred ports and met thousands of people, but we know this

nology, wisdom and values of our ancestors into the present; and

is only a thin thread we have been able to weave through these

to call upon them to help us navigate to a brighter destination

precious flowers—stories of hope—in the few parts of the world

for our Island Earth.

we’ve been blessed to travel. We can only imagine the thousands

Just as Hōkūle‘a was a beacon of hope born from the strug-

of stories and journeys being created by millions of people every

gles of the 1970s, we embarked on this first-ever Worldwide

day, people united by a common culture—not a culture defined

Voyage to help shine the light of hope on over 100 communities

by race, geography, language or economy, but one defined by the

On Hōkūle‘a, we make thousands of observations every day to tell us if we’re moving in the right direction. What if all of us, in our everyday lives, employed the tools of wayfinding to inform our decisions? that are taking action to solve the greatest environmental and social issues of these challenging times.

values of kindness and compassion. Millions of strangers united by a common heartbeat are creating a movement to care for Earth

Sailing around the world, we’ve found that people every-

and her people. From within this movement emerges the starlight

where are more alike than different. Our values, traditions, his-

we need to follow to find a better destination for our Island Earth.

tories and legacies are human values, traditions, histories and

Every act of kindness of any person, in any community

legacies—we’re one global family. And yet people all over the

around the world, is an act to better the entire earth. Join us as we

world are suffering. When we pause to do the math—graphing

celebrate and honor those who came before us—and protect those

the degradation of our oceans and other limited resources with

who will walk in our footsteps—by taking action of your own today.

the rise in human population—we’re faced with the stark realization that it’s not going to work. People, land, oceans, air—all are suffering under the stresses of our current lifestyles. Many of the choices we unknowingly make are impacting the quality of life of our global family and the planet we share. On Hōkūle‘a, we make thousands of observations every day to tell us if we’re moving in the right direction. What if all of us, in our everyday lives, employed the tools of wayfinding to inform our decisions? What if with every bite of food we consumed, every piece of trash we threw away, every dollar or cent

Nainoa Thompson is the president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and a master in the traditional art and science of Polynesian wayfinding. Through his voyaging, he has opened a global, multigenerational dialogue on the importance of sustaining ocean resources and maritime heritage. Nainoa has dedicated his life to exploring the ocean, maintaining the health of the planet and ensuring that the ancient marine heritage and culture of Polynesia remain vibrant into the future. Left: Pwo navigator and Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson remains maka‘ala, or vigilant, on a passage through the Great Barrier Reef. Captain Nainoa has navigated Hōkūle‘a for 35 years (more than half his lifetime) in the tradition of his ancestors— relying on the stars, wind, moon, swells, birds and fish as guides. John Bilderback

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Left: In 2010, Pacific Voyagers constructed seven ocean voyaging canoes in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and set off across the Pacific. After visiting the West Coast of the United States the Te Mana o Te Moana (The Spirit of the Ocean) voyage was completed at the Festival of Pacific Arts in the Solomon Islands in 2012. Hōkūle‘a’s seminal voyage to Tahiti in 1976 was the start of a Polynesian cultural and voyaging revival. Rui Camilo Next: The hoe uli, or steering sweep, communicates the navigator’s intent into the water. The voyage of Hōkūle‘a refines our depth of knowledge about the ocean, the environment and ancient navigational wisdom. The result is an intimate understanding of elemental forces and a reverence for them. John Bilderback

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Left: Firedancer Dolan Manaiaisiva Iaulualo in Sāmoa. The Sāmoan voyaging word for ocean is vasa—sacred space—“vā” meaning a space and “sā” meaning sacred. The ocean is viewed as a holy entity that joins all the Pacific Islands and Pacific Islanders. John Bilderback

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Right: Hōkūle‘a is readied to return to the sea after an extensive dry-dock before the start of the circumnavigation. Getting ready for the Worldwide Voyage required the efforts of hundreds of hands, hearts and minds—besides those who sailed Hōkūle‘a 50,000 nautical miles among all the Hawaiian Islands and trained and tested crewmembers. There were those who worked on land to raise over a million dollars in funds for the voyage; who worked in dry-dock—sanding, lashing and varnishing Hōkūle‘a; who masterminded a viable sail plan to connect environmentalists around the globe, and who reached out to ocean communities in the many ports to warmly welcome the wa’a. John Bilderback

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Right: Crewmembers celebrating the relaunch of Hōkūle‘a from her home base in Honolulu. Hōkūle‘a and the Worldwide Voyage were envisioned by the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS), started in 1973 by artist and historian Herb Kawainui Kāne, expert waterman Charles Tommy Holmes and anthropologist Ben Finney. They were intent on proving that Polynesians were master ocean navigators who purposely found and settled the Hawaiian Islands, dispelling the myth that Polynesians happened onto Hawai‘i by drifting aimlessly with the currents. To support this belief, the PVS worked to resurrect navigational knowledge and revive the culture that had been diluted and nearly lost through colonization. John Bilderback

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Previous: Multigenerational Hōkūle‘a family crewmember Kaniela Lyman-Mersereau investigates the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia, the largest and oldest living ecological system on Earth. Diving here creates an opportunity to educate about the reef and why it’s important to people, and to explore threats facing the reef and ways of protecting it. John Bilderback

Right: A key bird that helps navigators know when land is near, the manu o kū (white fairy tern) has a range of roughly 120 miles from land, returning to land to rest at night. If seen around sunrise, navigators can assume they are coming from an island, and if seen around sunset, they are returning to the island. Corey Arnold


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IN THEIR WAKE A Journey From Tahiti to Hawai‘i I wipe tears from my cheek just as an electrical charge pulses through

equator. With our carefully calibrated hands, we measure Hōkūpa‘a

my body. My eyes are immediately drawn to a blue streak of light that

(North Star) relative to the horizon. Initially it twinkles just above

flashes between my bicep and forearm. I let go of the mast cleat and

the horizon, then gradually climbs higher into the heavens as we

exchange puzzled glances with fellow crewmembers. An ear-piercing

continue sailing north.

clap of thunder roars overhead. The next bolt of lightning sets fire

The winds are now consistent, unlike the fluctuating blustery

to Tahuareva, the regal mountain peak we stood upon just days ago.

rainsqualls and sweltering tranquility south of the equator. Days

As we exit the lagoon, the gray smoke from the fire becomes

turn into weeks. Behind us, Hānaiakamalama (Southern Cross)

indistinguishable from the dark clouds hovering above the flames.

sinks lower into the horizon. Its subtle arc across the southern sky

The village of Tautira, Hōkūle‘a’s home in Tahiti, fades into the

becomes a more familiar pattern. Our measurements of stars cross-

distance. Flashes of lightning illuminate the dim horizon, reveal-

ing the meridian confirm our position estimates over the course of

ing an endless line of squalls ahead. Between the driving rain and

the 2,400-mile voyage.

crashing waves, nothing remains dry. We close and reopen the

We know where we are only because we know where we’ve

sails countless times to protect the rig from damaging winds. My

come from. Hōkūle‘a swiftly glides over wave peaks and troughs,

tired body shivers for warmth. My bare hands and feet are wrinkled

sensing the islands are near. Scanning the golden horizon as the

from hours of saturation.

sun makes its descent, my eyes strain to decipher sharp, solid

“We know where we are only because we know where we’ve come from. Hōkūle‘a swiftly glides over wave peaks and troughs, sensing the islands are near.” Just 30 more nights, I tell myself over and over, but it starts to feel more like a question.

edges amid translucent lifting clouds. Darkness sets in. We feel the island before we see it.

Throughout the moonless night, Shantell, our lead navigator,

Trusting the ‘ike (knowledge) of our kūpuna, and sailing in

keeps a mental log of our progress. At dawn she estimates 50 more

their wake, the path from Tahiti feels familiar. My thoughts drift

miles to the Tuamotu Archipelago, myriad low-lying atolls too dan-

to Hōkūle‘a’s first navigator, Mau Piailug. I imagine he’s listening

gerous to approach at night. After sunrise, the fuzzy tops of coconut

from his home in Satawal.

trees peek elusively over the horizon, revealing the atoll Tikehau. It will be our last landmark and reference point for the long journey home to Hilo.

Mahalo for teaching us the ways of our ancestors, Papa. My eyes swell with tears of gratitude for this extraordinary man who reawakened our ancestral memory. As we skim across the moon-

With each passing night, the moon grows from a faint sliver to a luminous orb as it trails farther behind the sun. At this time of year, it rises slightly south of east, then sets slightly south of west. At every sunrise and sunset, we religiously study Mother Nature’s clues: the swell direction, wind strength, cloud shapes, colors, land cues … everything. Steering by the swells during the day and overcast nights,

lit wave crests, the glimmering lights of Hilo appear in the distance. We are home. Waimea-grown Ka‘iulani Murphy served as an apprentice navigator on her first voyage with Hōkūle‘a, from Tahiti to Hawai‘i, in 2000. She continues to learn from extraordinary mentors and shares her love of voyaging with University of Hawai‘i students.

we cherish the occasional sight of stars. One star in particular is a sign that, after 12 nights at sea, we have reached what our kūpuna (ancestors) called Piko o Wākea, the

Right: The crew endured rough weather and 25-foot swells during much of the 12-day passage from Aotearoa to Australia. Hōkūle‘a’s arrival into the Sydney Harbor marked the first time the canoe left the Pacific Ocean. John Bilderback

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Refugio Pack 28L $89.00 I 47911 I 680 g (1 lb 8 oz) Left: Captain Nainoa Thompson, Dr. Craig Foster of Sea Change Project, and Archie Kalepa explore the ecosystem along the coast of Cape Town. John Bilderback Previous: Hōkūle‘a, or “star of gladness,” is the Hawaiian name for Arcturus. Reaching its zenith above the volcanic islands of Hawai‘i, wayfinding navigators use it when returning to Hawai’i from the southern islands. CJ Kale

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Right: Hōkūle‘a has been described as the needle weaving a lei around the world. Her blessings and success are tied together with traditions past, and now present. As Captain Nainoa’s traditional navigating skills pull the crew and vessel through the “curtain of time,” Hawaiians and other wayfinding cultures regain knowledge of what was known centuries ago. John Bilderback

Hōkūle‘a— A Voyage of Hope From the launch to Tahiti in May 2014, around

and the local pioneers—scientists, teachers,

the world to Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and

and children touched by Hōkūle‘a—who work

North and South America, this beautiful hard-

tirelessly to weather the many environmental

cover book chronicles Hōkūle‘a’s epic mission

challenges in our modern lives. This is a story

to raise awareness of and nurture worldwide

about our need to draw together into one global

sustainability. Interwoven with descriptions of

community. By respecting one another and

Hōkūle‘a’s experiences in port are the voices of

nature’s delicate and intricate systems, this book

the master navigators and crewmembers, who

captures the many ways indigenous cultures are

guide the ship along the ocean’s trackless path,

committed to living in ecological balance.

Mālama Honua: Hōkūle‘a—A Voyage of Hope I by Jennifer Allen I $60.00 I BK782 To be published fall 2017; 320 pages, with full-color photographs throughout. Available for preorder now on patagonia.com.

The writer

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Jennifer Allen, the author of two previously published books, has been a journalist for over 20 years. Her reporting has appeared in various publications, including Rolling Stone, The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine. She has also been an on-air reporter for the NFL Network and NFL Films. Jennifer feels deeply honored and humbled to witness and document the Worldwide Voyage of Hōkūle‘a.

John Bilderback was a SURFER Magazine senior staff photographer for 20 years on the North Shore of O‘ahu, and has dozens of covers and hundreds of magazine page credits to his name. When Hōkūle‘a came to Hale‘iwa in 2013, he became deeply captivated by Mālama Honua; the mission ultimately drew him in, and he became a crewmember. He also participates on the board of directors for the North Shore Community Land Trust.

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Founded in 1973 on a legacy of Pacific Ocean exploration, the

tomorrow’s children. Currently, a large part of PVS’s mission-

Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) seeks to perpetuate the art and

focused activities are centered around the organization’s

science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of explo-

voyaging canoes, Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia, and the Mālama

ration. They use experiential educational programs that inspire

Honua Worldwide Voyage. The canoes serve as models of island

students and their communities to respect and care for themselves,

sustainability, and their crews seek to share island wisdom,

each other, and their natural and cultural environments.

ocean connections and global lessons, both in Hawai‘i and

PVS has taught thousands of people through its education,

around island Ear th. PVS is gratef ul for the suppor t of

training, research, voyaging and communication programs.

Hawaiian Airlines; without their help the Mālama Honua

The organization teaches in multiple forms of classrooms while

Worldwide Voyage would not have been possible. To fi nd out

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more, or how you can help, visit hokulea.com.


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Cover: Navigating with traditional wayfinding skills, Hōkūle‘a approaches the Twelve Apostles near Cape Town, South Africa, on its Worldwide Voyage to connect with communities who care for the health of the oceans and our shared island, earth. The mission to circumnavigate the globe, aptly called Mālama Honua, “to care for the earth,” began in 2013 and is slated to end in 2018. John Bilderback

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Patagonia Summer 2017 Catalog (U.S.)  

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