UPDATE: Crewmember Training Slots Available

Great news for those of you interested in learning what it takes to become a Polynesian voyager – there are still a handful of seats available. Please apply ASAP!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a crewmember on a voyaging canoe? Now here’s your chance. Honolulu Community College, in partnership with the Polynesian Voyaging Society, will be starting its next series of crew training.

Seats are still available, so register as soon as possible. To register, call 808-845-9296 or contact course instructor Bob Perkins at rperkins@hawaii.edu if you have any questions.

Level I: Basic Crewmember Training will give you the opportunity to learn about the history of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, parts of a canoe, seamanship and navigation basics. Becoming a crew member is an intense and extensive process and we are not part of the selection process. Although you won’t be going on a sail at this level, this course will introduce you to the first steps of understanding what it’s like to be a crew member of a canoe.

Course Days: Mondays and Thursdays
Course Dates: March 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 29, April 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 2018
Course Hours: 30 Hours
# of Meetings: 15 meetings
Lead Course Facilitator: Bob Perkins
Course Location: Marine Education Center – Sand Island
Cost: $60/person
Minimum class size: 14 participants; Maximum class size: 40 participants



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