Worldwide Voyage

Return of the Penguins

This is Part Four of “Voyage of the Yellow-eyed Penguin” (See Part One, Part Two, Part Three) Last explorations of Eden 14 November 2017 Waterfall Inlet and Lake Hinemoa Today started out pretty OK. Just another morning in the subantarctic, in an ...

Hōkūleʻa Returns Home

On June 20, 2017, at approximately 9:45 a.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time, legendary voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa sailed into the harbor at Oʻahu’s Magic Island after completing a 42,000-mile open-ocean journey around the world. Nearly 50,000 people gathered to ...

Solar Energy’s Rapid Growth to Save the Oceans

Ocean warming and acidification have devastating effects on our oceans: coral bleaching, species migration, mollusks’ and planktons’ stunted growth are only some of the impacts our fossil fuel economy is having on the planet’s most precious ecosystem. Solar power ...

A 100-Ton Kitesurfer

Not a typical sailboat, Race for Water’s wind power is generated by an avant-guarde, automated traction kite, developed by Skysails Yacht of Hamburg, Germany, a leader in Kite and wind technologies. A 30m2 (323 sq ft) Kite can fully power ...

Hokulea Greeted by Mayor of Mataiea and Over 500 Community Members

[This text is from an official press release of the Polynesian Voyaging Society.] (Mataiea, Tahiti) – As part of the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage, Hawaii’s legendary Polynesian voyaging canoes Hokulea and Hikianalia visited Mataiea and were greeted by Alpha Tearii, ...

This boat shows the way to a clean energy future

The Race for Water, a revolutionary vessel entirely propelled by a mix of clean energies has departed for its five-year round the world odyssey. Running on a mix of solar power, batteries, hydrogen, and a high-altitude kite, the ambassador vessel ...

Hokulea Visits the Pitcairn Islands

[From an official press release by the Polynesian Voyaging Society.] After 11 full days on the ocean, Hawaii’s iconic sailing vessel Hokulea and her crew arrived yesterday on Pitcairn Island for the first time in nearly 20 years. During their one-day ...

Voyaging Through 4 Global Marine Treasures

This blog is by ʻAulani Wilhelm, a crew member for the Polynesian Voyaging Society aboard Hōkūleʻa from Panama to the Galapagos, and Senior Vice-President for Oceans at Conservation International. For over two decades, ʻAulani has worked to ...

Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe and Viking Longship Meet for First Time

(SYLVAN BEACH, NY) – During Hokulea’s historic sail on the Erie Canal last week, the canoe crossed paths with the Draken Harald Harfagre, a modern day Viking ship from Norway on a similar mission of connecting the ancient ways of ...

Hawaii’s Legendary Voyaging Canoe Makes History at the UN

Hawaii’s legendary traditional voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa achieved the pinnacle of her historic four-year sail around the world at today’s United Nations (UN) celebration of World Oceans Day: a global event focused on ocean celebration and ...

Best Job Ever: Living With Mongolian Nomads

What’s it like to live among Mongolian nomads when you’ve spent most of your life in New York City? As host of the National Geographic Channel show Bridge the Gap: Mongolia, Chris Bashinelli in on a quest to ...