Crew Profile: Duane DeSoto
PVS Member Since
HOMETOWN: Makaha, O'ahu
A waterman with a passion for education, Duane is the Founder and CEO of Nā Kama Kai, a non-profit that conducts ocean-based programs for keiki (kids). Duane first sailed on Hōkūleʻa in 2012 and to him, Hōkūleʻa represents the hope and commitment of an island people to return to a sense of balance and sustainability through journey, education and fellowship. He hopes the Worldwide Voyage will nurture a dialog around the world about Mālama Honua. He hopes to contribute to that very dialog with his 7 keiki at his dinner table. While sailing, he will miss his family and hiw work at Nā Kama Kai but he is excited to teach keiki around the world about Mālama Honua.
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Crewmember Duane DeSoto feels privileged to be sailing on Hōkūleʻa alongside veteran sailors and with the support of his ʻohana back home.
Hōkūleʻa sailed into the iconic Sydney Harbor and was welcomed to the country by the traditional owners of these lands. Crewmembers were eager to learn more about these people and spent some time with the Tribal Warrior group in Redfern.
Escort Vessel, Electrician and Engineer on all vessels (Hoku, Hiki, Tranquility & Gershon)
PVS Member since 1976