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Voyaging Canoes Sail into 2015

Oiwi TV / Kaipo K??aha
Oiwi TV / Kaipo K??aha

As we sail into the New Year, crew members from the voyaging canoes H?k?le‘a and Hikianalia consider lessons they’ve learned over the past year at sea. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with one of them as part of our ongoing series, H?k?le‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

The Polynesian Voyaging Society announced an updated sail plan in late December. The sister canoe Hikianalia will be returning to Hawaii later this year. The solar-powered voyaging canoe will be replaced with a boat that's able to tow over longer distances in case of an emergency. This could prove necessary as the H?k?le‘a prepares to leave the Pacific Ocean for the first time.

Polynesian Voyaging Society
Credit Polynesian Voyaging Society
The new sail plan for Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage

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Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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