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Hōkūleʻa Nav Report | Mar 16, 2017: Pitcairn Day 8

Currently on the leg 29 leg from Rapa Nui to Pitcairn, apprentice navigator Kaleo Wong reports an extremely clear night revealing millions of stars – great for learning stars. There are currently light winds 10-15mph and southwest swell 15′ to 20′. The crew is taking advantage of the mild weather to care for Hōkūleʻa.


Condition of of crew and vessels: Happy, healthy and still hot
Speed: 3.5 – 4kts avg last 24hrs, current speed 4kts
Direction: La Hoolua
Miles covered In the last 24 hours: 49 miles, total so far 473
Miles left to target: 667 miles left
Any important weather: Seas are 2-4ft with a large SW swell about 15-20ft, oceans are malie, SE trades are beginning to fill in, we are no longer surrounded by thunder heads, currently light winds 10-20kts
Anything interesting: last night was clear skies perfect for viewing stars, able to see stars at 1 degree above the horizon

For more, view the clip above, or, for native speakers, the clip below. And remember you can tracks Hōkūleʻa’s progress in real time from the Mālama Honua Tracking Map.

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