Molokai Community Receives Hōkūle‘a as part of Mahalo, Hawaii Sail

Kicking off a week-long visit to the Friendly Isle, crewmembers aboard Hōkūleʻa arrived on Molokai yesterday evening after sailing approximately 12 hours and 90 nautical miles from Hāna, Maui. Greeted by family and community members, the voyagers’ arrival is the start of a week of community events that are part of Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail.

Beginning today, hundreds of students from all of Molokai’s public schools will get an opportunity to visit Hōkūleʻa and participate in hands-on voyage and mālama honua-inspired activities.

Public Canoe Tours
Public canoe tours of Hōkūleʻa run November 20-22 and 27-28 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. All outreach activities take place on the Kaunakakai Wharf.

Crewmember Talk Story
On Monday, November 27, at 6 p.m., crewmembers will be participating in talk story event at Kulana ʻŌiwi in Kaunakakai. The interactive discussion is free and open to the public.

Weather permitting, Hōkūleʻa is scheduled to depart Kaunakakai on November 29 and will return to Oʻahu to prepare for the crew’s next stop and engagement, Dec. 4 at Pokaʻi Bay in Waianae.

Photos and video © 2017 Polynesian Voyaging Society, Todd Yamashita

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