Worldwide Voyage

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 impossible cove full of waterfalls, rainbows, and yellow-eyed penguins. Eight penguins swam up to and under...

In honor of Queen Liliʻuokalani, Hōkūleʻa this morning set sail along the southern shoreline of Oʻahu to join in an observance ceremony shared across the island chain. At around 8:30 am, Hōkūleʻa was faced toward the direction of Iolani Palace, Kawaiahaʻo and Washington Place and her sails were lowered. At this moment, double rainbows appeared...

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 celebrate the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) and the conclusion of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage sponsored by Hawaiian...

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 is currently the most promising energy source to replace fossil fuels and enable a clean energy...

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 our 100-ton boat in 20 knots winds. Consequently, while the Kite is pulling, the solar panels can recharge batteries or create hydrogen energy through electrolysis. A...

[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, mayor of Mataiea and minister of Marine and Land Resources, and with an overwhelming show...

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 to the Race for Water foundation is first heading to Bermuda at the end of...

[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 visit with the Pitcairn community, the crew engaged with one of the families the...

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 protect the the ocean and the resources it provides including helping to lead the designation of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National...

[Text from an official press release of the Polynesian Voyaging Society] (PACIFIC OCEAN) – With more than 1,600 miles traveled since leaving the Galapagos Islands 12 days ago, Hawaii’s iconic voyaging canoe Hokulea is facing one of the most challenging legs of the Voyage under the direction of the crew’s apprentice navigators.  The canoe’s destination, Rapa Nui...

(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 sailing with modern-day exploration. One from Hawaii and the other from Norway, both sailing vessels are...

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 collaboration for a better future. This year’s theme of “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” encouraged individuals and organizations across the globe to...

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 find out. During his one-month, thousand-mile journey across Mongolia, the National Geographic grantee hoped to learn how nomadic culture...