Crew Profile

Hōkūleʻa Update | February 15, 2016

Kalepa_BaybayanWritten by Kālepa Baybayan

At 1700 hours local time (10am HST) and pacing at 6 knots, Hōkūleʻa entered the blue waters of the North Atlantic after a 20-month sojourn in oceans south of the equator. She was greeted by clear skies after skirting the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ ) and a warm 12 knot breeze as she danced her way across the equator. The crew will celebrate the crossing by sharing a cup of awa this evening.

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Nakua Konohia Lind dipped our stone koʻi (adze) in the deep blue ocean at the equator to commemorate the occasion. All 12 crew members of the Hōkūleʻa and 6 crew members of the Gershon II are doing well and have comfortably adjusted to life on board sea going vessels. We are settling in for a dinner of fried fish of ono after hauling in two 18 pounders on a simultaneous strike. The crew continue to look forward to growing as a family as we journey together.


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