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The biennial long-distance sailing race has been sending yachts from Long Beach, California, to Honolulu since 1906. This year, for the first time, one of the competing ships never returned to port.

What was first seen as a harrowing tale of survival for two Hawai’i women is now coming into question. After being lost at sea for five months, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava are safe and healthy. But the U.S. Coast Guard continues to uncover a growing list of inconsistencies in their stories. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

Long Distance Sailing Lands in Kauai Harbor

May 8, 2014
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  According to Hawaii Business Magazine, nearly 15-thousand boats are registered across the state, which is the fewest for any state.

But despite the relatively small numbers, many a sailing adventure begins or ends on the shores of one of our islands.

That’s the case with a recent arrival to Kauai’s Hanalei Bay.

The 55-foot sloop just completed a journey of nearly four-thousand miles from Fiji.

And HPR contributing reporter Joe Day was on hand to meet the crew.