Crew Profile: Kimo Lyman

PVS Member Since 1976

HOMETOWN: Mokuleiʻa, Oʻahu
PRIMARY DUTY: Watch Captain
Kimo Lyman from Mokuleiʻa, Oʻahu worked for the first fire department in Waialua. He is a veteran of many sails on Hōkūleʻa starting in 1976, when he was the instrument navigator from Tahiti to Hawaiʻi. He was on board Hōkūleʻa from Tahiti to Hawaiʻi in 1980, Aotearoa to Samoa in 1986, Cook Islands to Hawaiʻi in 1992 (co navigator, without instruments); and onboard Hawaiʻiloa from Hawaiʻi to Tahiti, and Tahiti to the Marquesas to Hawaiʻi in 1995. One of the most skillful and knowledgeable sailors onboard the canoes, he has been voyaging since he was sixteen. He is also a skilled writer and a great person to swap stories with.

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