On September 9, PVS held an ocean safety training event at Pōkaʻi Bay in Wai‘anae, as part of its program to prepare crew members for the Worldwide Voyage.
The goal of the training is to have different crew members lead training in their communities, in ocean activities (eg. paddling, surfing, treading water, snorkeling, diving, swimming) and in strength-building and health maintenance activities. The group/community training is designed to build crew relationships and unity.
Crew members also train on their own and acquire knowledge and understanding of ocean safety from readings. The objective for participants is completion of an ocean safety test in December.
The Pōkaʻi Bay training was with Kamaile Academy students – supported by students Issaiah and Daniel. Wai‘anae Crew member Sam Kapoi led some tough sand cross-training that involved flipping tires and sit ups and push ups; the crew practiced egg beater kicking and treading water for 45 minutes. They also did some swimming. It was good fun; everyone got a great work out.