Hikianalia Update | May 30, 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

Austin_KinoWritten by Austin Kino


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!

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