The Rotary District 5000 from Hawaii is proud to let us know of a great adventure coming our way.
Two traditional ocean sailing canoes will visit Brisbane in 2015.
The voyage, named “Halama Honua” which translates to “to care for our Earth” departed Hawaii in 2013 and before it is completed it will travel over 47,000 kilometres and visit 85 ports in 26 countries.
An exciting educational trip by a group of Hawaiian sailors will see two of their fleet visit Brisbane later this year.
The Hokule’a was built in Hawaii in 1975. She is 62 feet long and 20 feet wide, and her name is Hawaiian for the star, Acturus.
The Hikianalia was built in Auckland and then sailed to her home in Tahiti in 2012. She is 72 feet long witha beam of 23 feet.
The fleet sailed into Auckland in December 2014 and is currently navigating around their stops “across the ditch”.Arrival dates in Australia are not yet known as the timetable is still a bit fliud. The wind conditions and tides play a large role in the progress.
They got a warm traditional welcome into New Zealand……
………and hopefully they will feel as welcome here.
Check out all of the information and the voyage highlights and progress at