Nakua grew up in Hana, Maui and was first introduced to Hōkūleʻa in 2012 while taking classes at the Marine Education Training Center at Honolulu Community College. He sailed on the first leg of the Worldwide Voyage, serving as Quartermaster on Hikianalia. Nakua hopes that, through the Worldwide Voyage, we will improve the sustainability of our future. Nakua looks forward to gaining more personal knowledge while sailing and will be challenged by the need, as quartermaster to keep the manifest in order. While not sailing, Nakua enjoys swimming and volunteering.

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