Todd Yamashita

Creating a ‘Lei of Hope’ for the World’s Oceans

Hope Floats Using only stars and other natural elements of sky and sea to find their way, intrepid voyagers from Hawaii and islands throughout the Pacific are on a 47,000-nautical-mile journey around the globe. These navigators sailing aboard the Polynesian ...

Wyland Paints Mural With Hōkūleʻa Voyagers in American Samoa

Robert Wyland, Polynesian Voyaging Society crewmember and renowned marine artist, was inspired to paint a mural at the Ocean Center in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Tuesday. Wyland enlisted the help of Nainoa Thompson, president of Polynesian Voyaging Society and master ...

Hōkūleʻa Welcomes the United Nations Secretary-General

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and President of Republic of Palau, Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., sailed aboard Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia in Apia Harbor, Samoa on Monday. They joined Worldwide Voyage crew and specialists Dr. Sylvia Earle ...