Hikianalia Update | May 27, 2015

The Polynesian voyaging canoe Hikianalia is on a 2,400 mile journey from Aotearoa to Hawaiʻi. Crewmembers will be sending frequent updates so that educators and students can track her progress in conjunction with the Worldwide Voyage Tracking Map

Kekaimalu LeeWritten by Kekaimalu Lee

Time period: Noon – Sunset (Start of Kekaimalu Lee’s 48 hour navigation watch)
Speed: 6 knots
Direction: Haka Koʻolau
Distance traveled along reference course: 36 nautical miles (nm) since noon. 579 nm total
Distance/ Direction from reference course: on the line
Estimated position (Lat./Long.): 6º South
Wind direction/ strength: Hikina 10-15 knots
Dominant swell direction/ height: Hikina 5 feet
Sea life observed: 1 small malolo, 1 short bill marlin
Sun Dec./ House: 21º North ʻĀina Koʻolau
Moon:Dec./ House: -1º Komohana
Moon phase: ʻOlekūpau

Please help keep us sailing for future generations. All contributions make a difference for our voyage. Mahalo nui loa!

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