Gary first sailed with PVS in 1985 escorting Hōkūleʻa around Tahiti and the Cook Islands. For Gary, Hōkūleʻa represents a unique accumulation of events shared between strangers young and old. To Gary, sailing on Hōkūleʻa is like voyaging into the past aboard an ancient voyaging canoe with new, untried ideas and family connection. He hopes that the Worldwide Voyage brings about a successful, humble affirmation of what Hōkūleʻa has stood for since the very beginning. When out at sea, Gary craves seeing his friends and family, safe at home. Back on land, he misses listening to the passing sea breeze, listening to the sea touching Hōkūleʻa, and seeing a shared vision or star with the family of the canoe.

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