On June 9th, the Polynesian Voyaging Society launches its Worldwide Voyage. Two voyaging canoes will set sail on a 36-month expedition, navigating 46,000 miles of waterways going to 21 countries with 65 planned land falls.
On the Pacific leg of the journey, the crew will sail without any modern instruments or technology and use only traditional Polynesian navigational skills.
The mission of the voyage is to "navigate toward a healthy and sustainable future for ourselves, our home (the Hawaiian Islands), and our Island Earth through voyaging and new ways of learning."
|Map of the canoe's route|
As part of the ACA's heritage and stewardship program, the ACA will be assisting in the coordination of the U.S. east coast leg of the Worldwide Voyage.
The ACA Board of Directors and staff will also be part of the historic launch in Hilo, Hawaii.
Click here to learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime trip. To watch a short video on the voyage, click here.