Hōkūle‘a Homecoming

Themed Lei Kaʻapuni Honua, meaning “A Lei Around The World

On Saturday, June 17, Polynesian Voyaging Society and its crewmembers will conclude the three-year sail around the globe and make an historic arrival at O‘ahu’s Magic Island after sailing nearly 40,000 nautical miles since departing Hawaiian waters on May 30, 2014. Come celebrate the occasion at the WCC!

 

WCC Welcomed Hōkūle‘a in 2016

Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia, the Polynesian Voyaging Society's Polynesian voyaging canoes, are sailing across Earth’s oceans to join and grow the global movement toward a more sustainable world.

Photo by John Loggins

Photo by John Loggins

The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage began in 2013 with a Mālama Hawaiʻi sail around our archipelago, and will continue through 2017 when their new generation of navigators take the helm and guide Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia back to Polynesia after circumnavigating the globe.

The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage made its way to the East Coast of the United States to Washington, D.C. where they were hosted by WCC in May, 2016.

The Washington Canoe Club, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was honored and excited to host the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa during her historic visit to our Nation’s Capital in the spring of 2016. Founded in 1904, the Washington Canoe Club is steeped in canoe history and rich in canoe racing heritage.

 

We are humbled that the Polynesian Voyaging Society has chosen Washington Canoe Club to be the anchor site for Hōkūleʻa’s DC visit.                                                - Friends of the Washington Canoe Club Board of Directors
President Obama, a Hawaii native, tweeted about the Hokule'a voyage earlier this year.

President Obama, a Hawaii native, tweeted about the Hokule'a voyage earlier this year.

Read about the Hokule'a Worldwide Voyage in the NY Times. Credit: Na’alehu Anthony/Polynesian Voyaging Society and ‘Oiwi TV

Read about the Hokule'a Worldwide Voyage in the NY Times. Credit: Na’alehu Anthony/Polynesian Voyaging Society and ‘Oiwi TV