Hikianalia Update | May 30, 2015 Posted on 30 May 2015 In Education, Hikianalia Updates, Nav Reports, Teachers, Updates 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. Written by Austin Kino WE CROSSED THE EQUATOR Time period: 6am-10am Speed: 5-6 knots Direction: Haka Koʻolau Distance traveled along reference course: 24 nautical miles (nm) since 6am. 1,078 nm total Estimated position (Lat./Long.): 0º 38’ [0º at midnight?] Wind direction/ strength: Lā / Hikina 15 knots Dominant swell direction/ height: Lā / Hikina 3ft. Other swells: Manu/ Noio 3-6ft. Clouds: 30 % sky coverage. Type: Cumulus, Cirrus Time period: 2-6pm Speed: 3 knots Direction: Haka Koʻolau Distance traveled along reference course: 12nm since 2pm. 1,102nm total Distance/ Direction from reference course: 2nm West Estimated position (Lat./Long.): 1º 20ʻ N Wind direction/ strength: 6-8 Hikina Dominant swell direction/ height: Noio Malanai 3-4ft Other swells: ʻĀina Koʻolau 1-2 ft Clouds: 70 % sky coverage. Type: Cumulus, stratus Color of sky at sunrise/ sunset: Orange/ Pink Night watch: Stars used: Lehuakona Other navigational clues: Venus Sun Dec./ House: ʻĀina Koʻolau Moon Dec./ House: -9º Lā Malanai Please help keep us sailing for future generations. All contributions make a difference for our voyage. Mahalo nui loa!