Tree’s plight parallels that of isles’ koa

By Marcel Honoré
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tree’s plight parallels that of isles’ koa

By Marcel Honoré
Thursday, November 20, 2014

WAIPOURA, NEW ZEALAND » It’s a giant tree so awe-inspiring that the local Maoris named it Tane Mahuta, or “God of the Forest.” But a sad truth, they add, is that before industry and disease claimed most of this country’s

Hokule’a renews bond with New Zealanders

By Marcel Honoré
Sunday, November 16, 2014

WAITANGI, NEW ZEALAND » The last time Hokule’a crews set foot on this panoramic, cloud-swept beach in New Zealand’s north land, they helped revive a voyaging tradition that had disappeared there. On Saturday, as several hundred Kiwis looked on, those

Crew will share its travels with schools

By Marcel Honoré
Sunday, November 9, 2014

For the latest leg of the Hokule’a’s worldwide sail, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser will “adopt” James Campbell High School in Ewa Beach — a way to share the upcoming monthlong canoe journey across New Zealand’s North Island as vividly as possible

Veteran voyagers

By Marcel Honoré
Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nearly 30 years ago, Hokule’a crews braved the frigid, stormy seas south of the tropics to sail farther than they ever had before. They sailed past a lightning storm, nearly collided with a large sperm whale, and when they finally


(Source: Polynesian Voyaging Society. Graphic: Dave Swann / dswann@staradvertiser.com)

Voyaging canoes leave Samoa for Tonga and New Zealand

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, October 17, 2014

After waiting nearly a week for the right weather to sail, crews aboard the Hokule’a and Hikianalia left the Samoan Islands on Thursday and launched the fourth leg of the Hawaii-based canoes’ around-the-world journey. The two canoes departed Pago Pago

Voyage of pride and concern

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, October 3, 2014

One night several weeks ago, while on watch aboard the double-hulled voyaging canoe Hokule’a, navigator Kalepa Baybayan caught me not paying attention to the deck. Instead my eyes were glued to the sky. On a voyaging canoe that’s totally OK.

Apprentice navigator is put to the test

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, October 3, 2014

Sunrise hadn’t arrived yet Tuesday. Hokule‘a was adrift. Jenna Ishii was feeling lost, bewildered. The apprentice navigator had accepted the challenge to find Swains Island using the stars and swells.

BLOGS WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT

Telling Tales: Sweating the details

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, October 3, 2014

Telling Tales: Sweating the details

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, October 3, 2014

What day is it? No, seriously — between traversing back and forth across the dateline and the long days crewing Hokule‘a, I’m honestly not sure. You’re not going to believe this but working a traditional voyaging wa’a is challenging, round-the-clock work.

Telling Tales: Uchida readies for 4th consecutive leg

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, September 26, 2014

Uchida is one of just two crew members to have traveled with Hokule’a and Hikianalia for the entire voyage so far, since they departed Hawaii four months ago.

Telling Tales: Crew rises to challenge as trio survives close scrape

By Marcel Honoré
Thursday, September 25, 2014

When you’re sailing into ocean wilderness, there’s always risk. Things don’t always go to plan. Crews must respond, and these moments reveal their true mettle. For the Samoa leg, that happened two weeks ago during a memorable, tense and tricky 24 hours.

Telling Tales: Visiting Fa’asao Marist, Lupelele students

By Marcel Honoré
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I tagged along with this morning’s visits to Fa’asao Marist High School and Lupelele Elementary School. The sessions involved more than 300 kids, and they all went surprisingly well.


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